Spoons with Curtis Buchanan

SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN & ELIA BIZZARRI
Through the magic of the internet, Curtis joined me to teach his unique spoon carving technique. I started a 5-year apprenticeship with Curtis in 2002, but we had never taught together before this class. He’s one of my favorite humans.

First we whittle a blank, then boil it in a pot, bend it, then carve a serving spoon. We talk about materials and tools as we go and we laugh a lot. $20 suggested purchase price (includes scaled drawings of the spoon).

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Tool list:
Fairly flat gouge (maybe #3-3/4″ or so)
#8 x 7/8″ to 1″ gooseneck gouge (a straight gouge may work too)
drawknife
axe
club
spokeshave
sloyd knife
pencil
straightedge

Curtis has pay-what-you can spoon plans on his website.

LIVE CLASSES

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RECORDED VIDEOS

Full 2-hour recordings of the live-streamed online classes:

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“That spoon carving video blew me away. You all need a TV show. I love the format, it worked really, really well I believe. There were good closeups and I liked how Curtis was watching the work and visible right there. It was quite meta.”
– Adam Tracy

A lot of tech: Four video cameras, a micro video camera, ATEM mini pro video switch, OBS broadcasting software, production lighting. Ian Strickland & John Parkinson, videographers; Roy Underhill, part-time videographer; Seth Elliott, moderator

GREENWOOD VIDEO EXCERPTS

Contolling a Split with a Froe

Choosing Splitting Wedges

Attaching a Froe Handle

SPOON CARVING with CURTIS BUCHANAN EXCERPTS

Steam Bending a Spoon Blank

Using a Drawknife to Carve a Spoon

A Hollow-Grinding Jig for Sloyd Knives