Hook knife spoon carving is considered to be one of the most suitable topics to learn as a starter. Spoons are not difficult to do, but they teach you to use woodworking tools properly, get used to the wood and are simply beautiful. They can be done very differently and that’s what you need as a beginner – beauty, inspiration and experience.
Usually there are single edged hook knives and double edged ones. Single edge hook knife is considered a safer option, because, as a beginner, you still learn to apply the force properly and can often use two hands to add pressure. With double edged you won’t be able to do that safely since risk to cut yourself is that much higher.
Single bevel knives can be left and right-handed, so pay attention to that while choosing an instrument. BeaverCraft has both options, so you won’t be left out anyways. We care about you and the safe experience with whittling, that’s why BeaverCraft wants to ensure you have the most appropriate and comfortable instruments at your disposal.
BeaverCraft has a lot of video tutorials published online on YouTube, they include videos on working with a wood carving hook knife as well. So you’re more than welcome to subscribe and get a lot of useful learning information shown to you very vividly. We also have practical tips and tricks published almost every day in our Instagram and FaceBook so you can follow any of those or both and get updates on new things in carving as well as quite a few tricks to make whittling easier.
Learning hook knife carving isn’t tricky or difficult, but it requires some patience, as anything else in wood carving hobby. To improve and progress you need to spend time with it, be attentive and patient while you work and not give up if something goes wrong, but simply start again from the scratch. The effort always pays off, so try it if you haven’t yet.
And if you have already and are simply looking for a new hook knife UK, for example, you already know what defines a good spoon carving tool – pleasant shaft to comfortably work with it for a significant time and a tough sharp razor to deal with wood. BeaverCraft is happy to provide it all in one tool, choose the one you like best and let’s carve!