Carved Wood Spoons

I enjoy carving green wood into wooden spoons using an axe and knife.

The first batch of spoons I carved were from  horse chestnut.  It was such an enjoyable experience and I really liked that the whole operation was portable.  I could take the axe and knife with me and carve “on the road,” so-to-speak.  When making flutes or kanteles, I need a bandsaw, jointer, many clamps and special glue, turning tools and a lathe.  These are not portable tools.

Carving spoons let’s me approach a range of wood —  Southern magnolia, lilac, plum, red maple, sugar maple, pine, monkey pod (raintree) and more.

I primarily sell my spoons at festivals and art shows when I am there in person. But from time to time, you will see some posted in my  Etsy store.

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  1. Reggie · · Reply

    I appreciate your work in spoon carving- I am just beginning this odessy and also purchased both of the axes the you have. I noticed in your discussion on axes that you have a scraper with several sizes of rounded scrapers around the edge-did you make this or buy this? That looks like a practical tool-thanks for your reply

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    1. Hi Reggie, I do have several scrapers that I acquired for when I built cigar box ukuleles and the others for making Native American style flutes. And yes, they are most useful for a clean bowl in the spoon. I did buy one set at Woodcraft and I think you can find a couple of sizes there that will work with most spoon bowls. Best to you in your spoon carving. -Judy

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