Introduction: Handmade Spoon and Wood Engraving

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One day, I was so bored, that I thought to myself, have I ever made a good spoon? Of course I have, but those were awful and didn't look so good. So I simply took a piece of wood and started making one...

Step 1: Tools and Materials


  • Spoon chisel (it's like letter U)
  • Angle grinder
  • Sandpaper
  • Paper knife
  • Piece of cloth
  • Piece of wood (for me it was Oak)
  • Oil

Step 2: Spoon Carving

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First thing to do, is to carve out the inside of the spoon, if your chisel is sharp enough this step will be easy for you...

Step 3: Adjusting Shape

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  1. First I cut off the unnecessary wood from around the bowl
  2. Then I cut off the wood around the handle
  3. After that I chiseled some spare wood from the back of the bowl

Step 4: Grinding

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After all the chiseling it's time for grinding, so I took my angle grinder and grinded off the spare wood.

Also I made a hook on the end of the handle, so it could be hanged somewhere.

Step 5: Engraving and Oiling

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I started with drawing the pattern, and then slowly using the paper knife, I engraved the pattern..

One of the hardest parts was to sand every part of the engraved handle.

And after that only thing I had left to do, was to oil the wood, so I took some oil and a piece of cloth and oiled the spoon...

Besides the engraving, I think this project is suitable for everyone, it's quite easy and can be made in short time (took me 3-4 hours). So try it yourself, and have fun!!


Basement_Craftsman (author)2014-11-29

Very cool carving. I admire your skill

Thank you, friend!

seamster (author)2014-11-28

Your finished spoon looks great! The handle is especially impressive. Nice work!

ElmarsM (author)seamster2014-11-28

Thanks!! :)

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