- A piece of wood. Walnut is used for this tutorial, but any hard wood will do since they carve very nicely and can withstand pressure on the handle, which means they won't snap.
- Carving tools: carving knife and spoon gouges (which can be purchased at Lee Valley).
- Sandpaper of various grit size (320, 180, and 120 grit).
- Wood rasp (nice to have, but not necessary).
- Small rag and food-safe oil.