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Welcome to the W3E Spoon Homepage

Overview: A carved spoon exchange

Official Name: World Wide Woodc@rvers Exchange - Spoon Division (W3E-SD)

To Join: You must be currently subscribed to the Woodc@rver Listserve, Knotty Wood Porch, Woodcarving Fun, ASA List, Knotholes List , Fish Carver2 List, the MiWCA List, WoodCarvingFun List or the W3E-WOM List to participate. (Previous participants and members of other carving lists may seek a waiver from the W3E Director.)

Object: To produce and exchange 6 carved wooden spoons


Carving wooden spoons has been a tradition in some countries for many years.

With almost endless possibilities for the handle, you can carver a lot of spoons and never repeat yourself. Flowers, leaves, hearts, chip carving and Celtic knotwork are just a few of the possible themes.

Here's a fine example in Spanish cedar by Jake Jacobsen.

You can see more of Jake Jacobsen's spoons here.

Size and Material

Spoons for the exchange should be in the range of 6" to 10" long. You may choose what ever wood you please that yields a good result.


To participate in this exchange requires a six month commitment - that's one spoon every month. Please be absolutely sure you have the time before becoming involved in this exchange.


Any carver who can carve six spoons. Like all W3E exchanges, enthusiasm for carving is more important than skill level.


To register for W3E-Spoon Division, go to the Enrollment form page. Read the form, enter the requested information, and submit the form. Sit back and think about what you will carve. Go rummage around looking for possible patterns.

As the groups of 6 fill, members will be send a roster and a schedule of who-to-mail-a-spoon-to-when. Then the work and the fun may begin!!

New To Spoon Carving?

See the Welch Love Spoon Tutorial by L.S. Irish at Classic Carving Patterns site.

Carving Guidelines:

Within the bounds of reasonably good taste, whatever style and topic you wish to carve.

Questions, queries, posers?

Email the W3E Director, Matt Kelley, at womeditorATcomcastDOTnet. Please be sure to include "W3E-Spoon Question" in the Subject field.

Go to the W3E - Spoon Division Enrollment form

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