By Joshua Farnsworth

In the above video, wooden bowl and spoon maker Mike Cundall talks about which hand tools are needed for green woodworking generally, and also for bowl carving and spoon carving. He also shares some of his beautifully carved wooden spoons and bowls.

Portrait of Mike Cundall, who teaches wooden bowl carving and spoon carving

Mike is one of our newest instructors at the Wood and Shop Traditional Woodworking School, and he’ll be teaching two classes this year:

Tools for Bowl Carving

  • Short bowl carving adze (also called a “Gutter Adze”)
  • Hook knife
  • Carving knife (like a Slöjd Knife)
  • Carving axe/hatchet
  • Carving gouge (#7 sweep long bent gouge…between 25mm and 35mm)
  • Spoke shave

Tools for Spoon Carving

  • Hook knife
  • Carving knife (like a Slöjd Knife)
  • Carving axe/hatchet

We hope you can come join Mike for one of his classes, and please comment below to let Mike know what you think of his work!

green woodworking,bowl carving,spoon carving