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Spoon Carving Tools for Beginners

Spoon carving provides an easy and inexpensive entry into the art and skill of woodcarving for any beginner. It is recognised as a free form style of carving as there is really no limit to the design and form style of carving. Spoon carving also provides an excellent manner of learning the different aspects of various wood selections, including grain direction, colour, hardness/softness relating to ease of carving. 

At Carbatec, we often get asked what a good starting place in terms of tools for beginner spoon carving is. A beginner spoon carver can start with a bare minimum of tools that may include the following:

Flexcut Drawknife

FLX-KN-16

Flexcut's flexible draw knife has 5 inches (125mm) of workable edge; designed to flex around contours where large amounts of stock need to be removed quickly. The tool can be flexed to accommodate concave or convex surfaces. Cuts can be made that conform more closely to the finished shape; taking less time to sand or scrape. The curved edge gives a skew like cutting action for a low resistance cut. This tool works great for carving chair legs or hollowing chair bottoms.

 

 

Flexcut Roughing Knife

FLX-KN-14

The Flexcut Roughing Knife features a straight blade for heavier stock removal with a rounded durable point.

 

Pfeil Straight Chisel

PF-8-16

The No. 8 is a straight, deep gouge available in a number of different cutting widths. Swiss made Pfeil chisels come sharpened and are completely ready for use. They are constructed with chrome vanadium alloy that is made to Pfeil's own specifications. Profiles shown include a suffix that indicates profile width (eg. -2 = 2mm width).

 

Pfeil Chisel Bent Chisel

PF-8A-13

The No. 8A is a spoon bent deep gouge available in a number of different cutting widths. Swiss made Pfeil chisels come sharpened and are completely ready for use. They are constructed with chrome vanadium alloy that is made to Pfeil's own specifications. Profiles shown include a suffix that indicates profile width (eg. -2 = 2mm width).

 

Irwin Curved Spokeshave

IRW-A151R

The Irwin Spokeshace with a curved sole and blade width of 60mm. Traditionally, a spokeshave is a tool used to shape and smooth wooden rods and shafts. Often for use as wheel spokes in wagons, chair legs which if are cabriole legs, can be particularly complex shapes. Features cast metal handles and micro adjustable blade depth for good control.

 

Flexcut Double Sided Honing Paddle

FLX-PW-16

Our Flexcut Dual-Sided Paddle Strop has a 254 x 77mm stropping surface to keep your blades at peak performance. The rough leather surface is used in conjunction with Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound to remove hardened steels. Turn the paddle over to the smooth leather surface for a high-sheen, razor-sharp finish. Includes a 28gram bar of Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound. Perfect for sharpening all Flexcut Tools, Draw Knives, Large Knives, Hand Planes, Kitchen Cutlery, Chisels, Turning Tools, Mallet Tools.

To learn more about the basics of spoon carving, check out our weekly in-store demos here.