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, carving characteristics, preparing blanks, basic carving techniques, and traditional oil finish. These skills will help you become prepared for future word 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)
  • Blank wood (recommended: Basswood Carving Spoon Blank 2-pack for Whittling Craft)
  • Pencil

Learning Objectives

  • Know how to select wood depending on your wood carving project
  • Be confident to handle wood carving knives for a small project
  • Know the basic knowledge of wood carving
  • Be familiar with 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, especially craft with wood
  • Anyone who would like to do a small project with like-minded people


Class Details


Winter 2023

  • When : Thursday, Feb 02 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location : SC0BE , SC - BE - Cont Edu - BE1139B
  • Fee : $69