Tips I'd give someone who has just realised they want to carve spoons
I’ve always had a fascination with wood, grain and trees; it’s exciting to combine it all by carving. I began studying this craft 2017 to use up wood that I was removing from garden clearances (with permission).
I’ve been using different resources to expand my carving knowledge. A few of my favourite carvers for tips/tricks/instruction are:
Barn the spoon
Spoonesaurus by Matt White and Emmet Van Driesche
Spoon carving with Tom
Tools for the job:
Mora 106 carving knife
Robin Wood hook knife
Sharpening kit inc. sandpaper, Tormek and leather/suede strop
Wood for carving should be green and soft. I prefer carving with birch, cherry and have used apple.
I like to try and make different spoons e.g. cooking, scoops, eating, spatulas, coffee, serving. It’s interesting to draw and design the shape