Spoon Carving by Ej Osborne

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This book demonstrates how with three basic tools you can shape a tree into an honest utensil. As well as information on tree identification to source fresh green wood, EJ Osborne gives advice on harvesting and storing wood. She explains how to use each of the tools safely when working the carving techniques. Once confident with the woodworking skills, you progress to the projects were full instructions are given for making five utensil types, starting with the simplest spatula, cooking spoon, and hanging jar spoon, before moving on to a coffee scoop and graduating on to the bent-branch spoon.

  • Type: Hardcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing (March 7 2017)


EJ Osborne studied Product and Furniture Design, before coming to the realization that designer products for mass manufacture would simply add more 'stuff' to an already overburdened family. After a career break to start a family, EJ started to get the 'maker's itch' - and the itch to make something soulful and meaningful that led to spoon carving. Carving spoons felt so good that EJ now does it all the time, and runs workshops, as well as having spoons stocked in Anthropologie in the UK.