Issue 127 -- August/September 2020
Spoon carving is a growing hobby – fun for people of all ages and skill levels. It's an ideal way to learn a few basic and relaxing woodworking skills or to introduce family or friends to woodworking.
"To carve a spoon, you don’t need a lot of expensive tools or equipment, the basic skills are fairly easy to learn and in no time at all, you have something not only useful, but beautiful," says Canadian Woodworking magazine editor Rob Brown in his editor's letter in the August/September 2020 issue.
"If you’re looking for a creative outlet, spoon making offers a great opportunity to get those design juices flowing, without having to commit to a large furniture project. Being around wood and tools for the past 30 years, I’ve made a few spoons. Nothing overly amazing, but they all work well when called upon."
Several approaches to creating a wooden spoon are explored in the issue. There are spoon projects and articles about techniques and some of the tools specific to spoon making.
"It’s one of the simple projects many of us could use in our lives right now," Rob says.
In this issue, you'll find:
- An introduction to the simple art of carving a spoon
- See the work of Canada’s most popular spoon carvers
- Learn to design, carve, detail and finish your own personalized spoon, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step details and photos
- Learn what tools are required to carve spoons (and other utensils), and how to keep those tools sharp