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    New to carving and would like recommendations for wood to use for carving spoons? Thanks

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      I've carved four successfully with basswood. I imagine any wood that carves well would be all right. If you intend to use the spoon rather than display it, be sure either 1) to use a non-toxic wood or 2) to seal it.

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        I carver several, the best one was out of purpleheart. I also used Brazilian Satin wood, walnut, and Birch. I personally like the harder woods for spoons so you can get thinner bowls and it's stronger where it is pierced through. if you are power carving this might not be as much of a problem. I have 2 great wood stores where they both have different exotics in snall pieces. If you like the interesting grain and color features of exotics it's worth the effort, but as Captain Bandaid would surely tell you, check and see if the wood has any toxic or irratant properties, and wear protective equipment.
        I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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          Butternut is a good spoon wood. Nice grain, carves easily and is usually available everywhere....and I did not break out in hives when I carved it!

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            I started with basswood, added some in butternut, tried a couple in cherry, and now am trying mahogany. Consider the design before choosing the wood, since simple designs in basswood aren't very dramatic. The grain in butternut really looks good, and it's fairly easy to carve. I picked a really elaborate design for the cherry spoon and paid the price. Took forever! Adler has a lot of pretty designs, and it's the design more than the carving that will make the difference. I'm going to do the two spoons connected by the wooden chain (for a special wedding) when I get 'round to it.

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            • #7
              Re: Carving Spoons

              Check out <spoonlady.com> It should give you some tips and lotsa inspiration.

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