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The THOUSAND Spoon Project

1000 spoons from 1 Alder tree. find out more about our new epic project and beautiful limited edition spoons.


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LEARN to carve from home!

I take you step by step through all there is to know about spoon carving, starting with the basic knife grips, to sharpening, though to an extensive catalog of spoon designs. With a new video each week, there’ll always be something new to learn and practice. 

✔ Take your first steps and expand your knowledge from home.

✔ Learn and develop at your own pace, and from anywhere in the world.

✔ Designed to accompany my book, forming the perfect guide on your spoon journey!


Step by step video tutorials -

  • 23 Hours+ of Content
  • A New Film Every Week
  • Knife Grips & Basics
  • In-Depth Spoon Designs
  • Sharpening
  • Sourcing Wood
  • Tool Kit
One of the best spoon carving investments I’ve ever made!
— Sam Tallman, UK

barn the spoon

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Spoons are traditional wooden utensils designed to stir, mix, scoop, strain, measure, shovel, spread and generally spoon around!

People bond with their spoons on sooo many different levels, they are in our blood as surely as they are the most ancient tools humans have used. Since the first apes shoved sticks in termite mounds hominids have had a love affair with the design and use of this wooden utensil. In our own lifetime it is the first tool we are taught to use, and who doesn’t have a Spoon made of wood in their kitchen?

Whether it’s cracking the shell of a boiled egg, supping soup or broth, measuring a scoop of tea or coffee, these tools are used the world over, they are a true symbol of our wood culture, and it is that interaction that is the key to their success. They dance and sing around a kitchen, and my axe and knife dance around a piece of wood to make them.


Follow Barn at @barnthespoon