Filled with more than 150 photographs, this inspiring book introduces you to the craft of spoon making through three skill-building projects. The author begins by tracing the history of the spoon back to its stone-age origins. He then delves into the details of the craft, explaining how to choose wood and treat it by drying, boiling and burning, and detailing how to use axes, carving knives, hand tools and rotary tools to create the spoon's finished form.
The step-by-step instructions are supplemented by a wide range of tips to help create curves, edges and ornamentation, as well as finishing. An excellent guide to help hone your carving skills.
Hardcover, 7 1/2" × 10", 175 pages, 2015.