The woodworker's friend, the spoon carver, decided to demonstrate the making of two wooden spoons using traditional hand tools recently. He used two different types of wood; silver beech and maple. First he had to split a piece off a log to make a spoon blank.
Next he decides what type of spoon he wants to make and traces a template on the wood.
The next step is to cut out the basic shape of the spoon using a coping saw.
After the basic shape is made, he places the wood on his shave horse so he can use a spoke shave to round the handle and the back of the bowl portion of the spoon.
A bent gouge is used to gouge out the interior of the spoon bowl.
Holdfasts are used to hold the spoon securely.
Next he makes a smoother finish of the handle with the spoke shave.
He uses a metal scraper to finish the interior of the spoon bowl.
And there you have it....two completed spoons. The lighter one is maple and the darker one is the silver beech.