Wood Carving: Spoons

Carving Spoons - several examples on a wood table - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Create a beautiful wooden spoon in one sitting! In this workshop, learn the basics of carving a simple kitchen spoon. You will also acquire basic knowledge and techniques of wood carving such as wood selection, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, and traditional oil finishing.

These skills will help you become prepared for future wood carving projects. Stir up your creativity and curiosity with carving your own one of a kind wooden spoon! No previous wood carving experience required.

Supplies Needed

  • Sweep gouge No. 7 or any carving straight or bent gouge No. 7, between 10–12 mm width with a short or long handle (recommended: PFEIL Swiss Made 10 mm Gouge No 7)
  • Whittler’s detail knife / sharpen carving knife (recommended: KN13 Flexcut knife)
  • Thumb guard and/or cut resistant gloves
  • F-Clamp (recommended: Yost Tools F112 12”FClamp)
  • Pencil

Learning Objectives

  • How to select wood depending on your wood carving project
  • Confidence in handling wood carving knives safely for a small project
  • Basic knowledge of wood carving
  • How to design and carve a spoon

Who Might Enjoy This Class

  • Anyone curious and interested in trying wood carving and whittling
  • People who love hand crafting
  • Anyone who would like to do a small creative project with like-minded people


Class Details


Spring 2023

  • When : Thursday, May 04 to May 25 ; 6:00 pm to 6:50 pm
  • Location : SC0BE , SC - BE - Cont Edu - BE1139B
  • Fee : $139