How to Carve a BushCraft Wooden Spoon: Step by Step

BushCrafting and Spoon carving have a deep history together.  Carving wooden utensils and bowls is a classic bushcraft project.  Below is a step-by-step pictorial that will help you get through your first Spoon Carving project.  Below the photos is a video that will help as well.

Let me know if you have any questions at all!  Cheers, Creek

A Mora Spoon Knife can be found in our BushCraft Knife Store if you are interested.

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About Willow Haven Outdoor & Creek Stewart
Creek Stewart is the Owner and Lead Instructor at Willow Haven Outdoor - a leading Survival and Preparedness Training Facility located on 21-acres in Central Indiana.  For more information on Survival Courses and Clinics offered at WHO, click HERE.  Creek is also author of Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit and The Unofficial Hunger Games Wilderness Survival Guide.  Visit Creek's personal web-site here: WWW.CREEKSTEWART.COM. You can contact Creek directly at


  1. Jade Harris says:

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  2. Farm-Wife-In-Training says:

    Very cool. I just finished re-reading the “Earth’s Children” series by Jean Auel which is why this link caught my attention. I’d love to see a demo of the wood burning method you described. Which is easier, carving green wood or seasoned wood? Easier meaning, how much hand pressure is required to perform the knife-roll maneuver?

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  4. Brandon Reigert says:

    Bought the bug out bag book! great read! wish I would of held out for an autographed copy lol.

  5. Joseph McLinden says:

    I always bring a "Spoon Hook Knife" with me when I'm mountain climbing.

  6. Conway says:

    Very cool! Can you make a spoon with any type of wood, or do specific types of wood wok better? Also, I am a beginner at bushcraft and was wondering if carving a spoon is a more advanced skill or something a beginner would be able to take on?

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