Swedish Spoon Carving Tools
Have the right shape at hand
An excellent set to get you started
Carving wooden spoons is a classic easy-to-do hobby, and one of the best ways to introduce beginners to woodcarving. A decent spoon can be carved from block to soup in a single afternoon by even a novice whittler, and that’s what makes it an excellent teaching aid – spoon carving delivers instant feedback and great satisfaction.
Not only is the accomplishment itself satisfying, the end product (the spoons) will be constantly used in household food preparation. Preparing the evening meal with tools carved by the same hand is rare these days. It makes a nice impression at dinner to say, “Let’s use these. I made them’
This 3-tool set from Sweden is all you need – the Straight Blade Knife, and the Broad Curve and Tight Curve Carving Hooks, all with traditional birch wood handles. The curved blade tools allow you to confidently form the hollow of the spoon, and greatly ease the task of smoothing the long rounded edges. The Straight Blade Knife is used primarily for shaping the back of the spoon and handle. Spoon carving is great fun. Highly recommended for any carver age 10 (with adult supervision) and above.