This step by step tutorial of How to Carve a BushCraft Wooden Spoon shows how it is possible to carve a wooden spoon from a simple chuck of wood. Each step has a coordinating picture with instructions as well as a youtube video to help get the feel of the motion of carving.
You want to make spoons from a type of wood that will not break once completed and being used yet not so hard you get frustrated on your first carving project. Don’t use green wood or you will be displeased with any possible cracking once it dries.
Cherry, Birch, Maple, Hickory, Ash, Beech, Sycamore, Apple, Locust wood may be a great option but honestly just pick up a chuck of wood and experiment.
Pine wood is too soft, Oak is too hard and Cedar should not be used to make a kitchen utensil for eating.
Sometimes the idea of putting tools to wood can be more intimidating than the actual job ever will. So jump right in and put the tool on the wood and everything else will follow.
Everyone can and should learn how to carve a wooden spoon.
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