Welcome to the W3E Spoon Exchange Homepage
Overview: A carved spoon exchange
Official Name: World Wide Woodcarvers Exchange – Spoon Division (W3E-SD)
To Join: You must be a currently subscribed member of one of these woodcarver lists or Facebook group to participate:
- Woodcarver Listserve
- Woodcarver List Facebook group
- Woodcarving Fun List
- ASA List
- Knotholes List
- Fishcarver2 List
- WOM-W3E Notify List
- Or receive permission of the Exchange Manager
Object: To produce and exchange 5 carved wooden spoons to send to other carvers, who will in turn send you a carved spoon.
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.
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 whatever wood you please that yields a good result.
Schedule: To participate in this exchange requires a five month commitment – that’s one spoon every month. Please be absolutely sure you have the time before becoming involved in this exchange.
Participants: Any carver who can carve five spoons. Like all W3E exchanges, enthusiasm for carving is more important than skill level.
Registration: To register for W3E-Spoon Division, go to the registration form at the bottom of this 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.
Once a group of 6 fills, 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!!
Carving Guidelines: Within the bounds of reasonably good taste, whatever style and topic you wish to carve.
New To Spoon Carving? See the Welch Love Spoon Tutorial by Lora S. Irish at LSIrish.com – click HERE
Questions, queries, posers? Email the W3E Director, Matt Kelley. Click the About link in the menu bar at the top of the page and use the contact form in the right side bar on that page . Please be sure to include “W3E-Spoon Question” as the first line in the message block.
Last update – 3-11-14