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Wooden Spoon Carving

A course by Andrea Cortés (Barcelona Wood Workshops)
Carpenter and craftswoman. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined September 2019
, Carpenter and craftswoman

Learn the techniques and basic tools for spoon carving

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (281)
  • 7166 students

Learn the techniques and basic tools for spoon carving



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (281)
  • 7166 students
  • 17 lessons (1h 48m)
  • 22 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Spoon carving is a sensorial process that connects you with your hands while freeing you from your mind. This is what Andrea Cortés, founder of Barcelona Wood Workshops, a woodworking workshop where the positive aspect of manual work and creativity through this material is promoted on a daily basis. Together with Andrea, in this course, you will learn about her working philosophy to create a unique object with your own hands.

Learn the techniques for carving spoons with hand tools, the characteristics and types of wood, and the care and sharpening of the tools, as well as different design and finishing exercises. Beyond the final object, carving wood is an almost meditative practice that will make you connect with your own hands while freeing your mind and learning something new.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Wood
  • U3
    U3. Tools
  • U4
    U4. Design
  • U5
    U5. The project: a spoon
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Andrea, how she started in 2014 to work with wood as a hobby, and how in 2018 she turned it into a job, founding her project Barcelona Wood Workshops. She also tells you about some of her influences.

In the second unit, learn about wood and its characteristics, see how to identify the appropriate one for this type of carving, and understand basic concepts of its structure, such as the anatomy of fibers, to carve wood easily.

In the third unit, go deeper into the tools you will use (axe, straight knife, or hollow knife) seeing the most common techniques for each one and some recommendations about the care and sharpening of these.

In the fourth unit, Andrea talks to you about the key premises for designing a spoon, showing you the different types and how to draw them. See the resources needed for sketching them and how to create templates for your spoon designs. You can do this by hand or with the help of drawing software.

In the last unit, learn how to carve the spoon from start to finish: from preparing the wood, to cutting with an axe to get closer to the shape of your design and, finally, carving with the knives. Finish by oiling it and putting the finishing touches on it when the piece is dry. And you'll have your spoon ready to give away or use yourself: Bon appetit!

What is this course's project?

Create a hand-carved wooden spoon.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone who wants to explore a wood carving technique, connect with their hands, and develop a new skill.

Requirements and materials

You won't need any prior knowledge, however, you will need to be careful and focused when using the following woodworking tools: you will need a Sloyd carving knife or similar, a hollowed-out or hook knife, a small axe, and a saw.


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Andrea Cortés (Barcelona Wood Workshops)

Andrea Cortés is an architect by training but, above all, a carpenter and woodworker. She is the founder of Barcelona Wood Workshops, a project in which, in addition to producing furniture and objects, she offers courses and activities to learn how to work with wood.

The aim of this project is to rescue a trade that is being lost in a world that promotes unbridled consumption and in which craftsmanship and objects made to last are no longer valued. In just two years, they have held more than 50 workshops with over 300 participants.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • What will we do in the course?
    • Influences
  • U2

    Wood

    • The fibers: direction and movement
    • Wood
    • Everything you will need
  • U3

    Tools

    • The hook knife
    • Sharpening and care of tools
    • The straight knife
    • Axe
  • U4

    Design

    • Design the spoon
    • Curvature
    • Types of spoons
  • U5

    The project: a spoon

    • Final carving and finishing
    • Initial carving
    • The general form
    • Prepare the wood
  • FP

    Final project

    • Carving wooden utensils with hand tools

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Wooden Spoon Carving

  • 100% positive reviews (281)
  • 7166 students