Turn a block of wood into an elegant (and functional) heirloom-to-be!
A complete compilation of woodcarving projects from the acclaimed magazine, Woodcarving Illustrated, 12 Spoons, 2 Bowls, and a Knife features 15 step-by-step, beginner-friendly projects ranging from rustic coffee scoops and simple love spoons to salad servers, cereal spoons, bread bowls, jam knives, and more. Showcasing the beautiful work from an array of talented wood artists, craftsmen, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributors, this guide is a must-have for every carver of every skill level to learn the basic tools and techniques for carving wooden spoons, bowls, and knives!
Showcasing beautiful work from an array of talented wood artists, craftsmen, and Woodcarving Illustrated contributors, this guide is a must-have for carvers of every skill level. The book opens with a section on common carving tools, basic cuts, and safety, and each project that follows contains step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, expert tips, and patterns. The 15 projects feature a variety of spoon types and styles that are both attractive and completely functional for everyday use, from simple pocket spoons and coffee scoops to salad servers and cereal spoons. You'll find contributions by David Western, Elizabeth Sherman, Kevin Kaminski, Emmet Van Driesche, Karen Henderson, Chris Lubkemann, Saskia De Jager, Mark Ivan Fortune, Emilie Rigby, Josh Rittenhouse, Brian Bailey, Luke Voytas, Brad Tremblay, Shirley Adler, and Jon Mac.
The projects inside this book were chosen to exemplify both beauty and functionality. Included are a range of utilitarian and decorative spoon designs with different functions—from a pair of hardwood salad servers to a rustic coffee scoop to a measuring spoon shaped like a fishtail—to show just how versatile the spoon can be. Because these projects boast straightforward designs and require very few tools to complete, they're the perfect way to introduce beginners to carving as an art form, allowing novices the opportunity to walk away from their first carving session with a finished piece to show for it.