If the spoon you want to carve is smaller than the piece of wood you’ve selected, use the table saw to cut the chunk into a thinner piece. I used a product called Emmet’s Good Stuff which is a food safe. And I think you might be better off carving seasoned wood rather than green stuff. The best wood for a spoon is the wood that has some meaning to you. This is the preferred wood for spoon carving. Crooks are most commonly caused by a branch taking a turn where a small limb protrudes or where one has broken off. Ideally, the very best blank is the lower section of a crook. However, rarely is this piece useable because normally the bend is caused by a knot, (as in the above pics).
I have made hundreds of spoons and spatulas of many sizes. Spoon carving is fast and easy – you can make one in an hour. It is best to remove wood from the center of the bowl first. There’s something special about handmade wooden spoons, some quality that lifts them head-and-shoulders above the cheap imported utensils which line the shelves of discount supermarkets. Of course, my initial wood carving experience produced a stove-top tool that was far from perfect. I use a wood rasp, a good pocketknife (it must take and hold a keen edge), an X-Acto handle with a replaceable gouge blade coarse and fine sand paper, and a handsaw. For those new to carving, we would recommend green wood from a species that is not too hard. This is best achieved using a small, curved bladed knife called a crook or spoon knife.
I would guess apple or alder or maple would be the best. Birch is always a good choice for carving spoons, cups, etc. the wood is non toxic and ususally costs less than maple. Common wood types for spoons were Laurel wood, or known as Aspen. Let it dry and wipe off any access, and you’re good to use your spoon! It was carved by hand and because of that, it was expensive. Arten has never purchased wood for his spoons.
How To Carve A Spoon
David recommends making a spoon as a beginner’s project. Tools: Sharp edge knife (preferably not a pen knife); a saw to cut the wooden pole in half, a wooden mallet to knock the wood, a hooked knife, a piece of charcoal or a pencil and fine sandpaper (optional). They are good woods to use, as they are soft and easy to carve. What is the best wood for carving and for cooking purposes? And what would be a good sealer for food purpose? I am just getting started and I have been trying to watch all the videos to get help in what to start off with. I have been introduced to spoon carving and greenwood working almost 4 years ago while visiting friends in the UK, and got inspired to take it to the next step and my full day occupation after attending Spoonfest 2014. Posts about spoon carving written by pfollansbee. Tim knows wood technology very well, his chair-making is top-notch. Part 1: Spoon Carving FREE_FOR_ALL (aka collaboration, forum and even class) Part 2 of SPOON CARVING series Part 3: draw and saw, y’all I had posted the following in the first part of the blog (comment section) and someone was kind enough to suggest that it might be easier to find posted as a new segment/addition. As mentioned, cherry is good, plum finishes nice without too much effort and pear wood is a pleasure to work with. Wood Spoon, Waiata, Watch, Spooning Videos, Carved Spoon, Carving Spoon, Carving Video.