Vice or clamps
1/2”- 3/4” carving gouge


10”x3”x1 ¾” or bigger piece of wood
Masking tape
Sandpaper 100,120,150 grits
Mineral oil


• Do not wear loose clothing, necklaces, gloves, or bracelets when operating saw
• Wear safety glasses and ear protection when using bandsaw
• Keep hands at least three inches from bandsaw blade and away from cutting path
• Rasps can be very rough, taping the end without a handle can make it easier to hold
• Hold gouge properly keeping a hand in contact with wood to prevent slipping
Wood allergy

It will take about 1.5 hours to complete.

The spoon in the image above is Yellow Poplar

Step 1: Choosing the Wood

The first step in constructing your wooden spoon is choosing the size and species of the wood. The size of the initial block of wood will be dependent on how big of spoon you plan to construct. Choosing the species of the wood is dependent on a number of factors. A low density hardwood such as yellow poplar or bass wood will make for easy carving. For a longer lasting spoon, a less porous species such as soft maple or white oak. Any species harder is too difficult to carve. Overall, yellow poplar is easy to carve and will provide a long lasting spoon.

See picture above

Basswood (Top Spoon)

White Oak (Middle Spoon)

Red Oak (Bottom Spoon)

where did you buy your gouge? <br>
Thanks so much for showing how to do this. You did a terrific job :).
Excellent!!! <br>
That is very true and thanks for the info Matthew
Hey you should add to Not wear gloves while in woodworking because sanders, saws, planers, and jointers will pull the gloves with your hand right in if they connect.
In safety we linked a wood allergy website
Might want to make a note on wood allergies for your choice of wood also

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