Link to tool hints

Tool hints

We often get the question:
I want to carve a spoon! What kind of tools do I need?
For this reason , we made this page of tool hints for different woodwork.
 

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Carve a spoon or ladle:

Start with Carving axe 0,75kg to form the material.
Use Carvingknife 16x70mm or 17x60mm to fine carve the material.
The Spoon knife standard is used to form a spoon or ladle. You will find having a left and right spoon knife useful.
Spoon knife bigbrother for fine carving the spoon or ladle.
You can also use Carving knife 11x35mm to make nice details.
To form inside a little bit deeper ladle you can use Hooked gouge 16cm.
 

Carve a bowl, spoon or ladle:

Start with Carving axe 0,75kg to form the material.
Use Carvingknife 16x70mm or 17x60mm to fine carving the material.
For bigger ladles you can start to cut the inside with Adze 0,6kg.
To form the bowl, spoon or ladle use Hooked gouge 22cm or 16cm (depends on how deep the bowl are)

Diameter and deep of the bowl decide which size you should have on the gouge. A deep shape of the edge gives deeper mark and is easier to carve with in the beginning of the work. A level form is more for fine carving.

You can also use Spoon knife standard and Spoon knife bigbrother to form the bowl, spoon or ladle inside. Then you need both left and right.
Carving knife 8x50mm is good to use when you want to form the handle of for example the spoon.
 

Make a dish, bowl and trough:

Adze 0,6kg, 0,7kg or 1,3 kg does the hard work on the inside.For a bigger trough and dish, use a bigger adze.
Beating gouge turned or straight (depends on the deep) to use before fine carving.
To the fine carving you use Bent or Straight gouge or Straight upnosed gouge.
A deep shape of the edge gives deeper mark and is easier to carve with in the beginning of the work. A level form is more for fine carving.
Draw knife 27cm or Timber drawknife 32cm are good tools for forming outside.
 

Tools for timbering:

All these tools are very strong and developed in cooperation with practised timberman.
Timber axe 1,6kg to form the material. Is shafted with right, left or straight handle.
Cutting axe 1,8kg. A heavy axe that you could use for example when you want to cut inside the timber corner.
Timber chisel uses when you want to form inside the timber corner.
Timber drawknife 32cm is an excellent tool to form and bark the log.
Narrow axe 1,9kg is a variation to the timber chisel
 

For children, small hands and small works:

Children carving knife 15x50mm that is pointed, with round point and with a cut point. We also have an leather sheath to the knife.
Children spoon knife have the same blade as standard, but the handle is smaller
Splitting iron. A safe way to split a material with. You can hit on it with an wood club.
Carving axe 0,4kg is an light axe to form a material with.
Draw knife 14cm is together with Shavinghorse excellent tools to form outside the material.

For bushcraft:

Cutting axe 0,7kg. An light and flexible axe to cut up wood to the fire.
Carving knife 17x60 or 16x70 with leather sheath. Good knives to carving or to split splinters.
Of course the Carving set are an natural friend in the backpack!

For carving and engraving:

Engraving knife, oblique and Engraving knife, knife. Has grinding surface. They work fine both sculptural and with engraving.
Mini gouge. Have a thin blade which gives a fine control when making spoons and fine carving work.
Engraving knife 35x8mm. The edge is straight and the back is bend. The point of the edge gives fine control.
Carving knife 11x35mm and 8x50mm is two carving knives with thin (which gives short grinding faces) and pointed blades which gives fine control
Turned mini V-gouge 60. Whith it´s thin turned blade, it is an excellent tool for decorating leathersheths and engraving.
 

For rough sculptering:

Sculpture axe 0,8kg have almost an straight edge with marked corner both up and down.
Adze 0,6kg, 0,7kg or 1,3kg for shaping the material.
Beating gouge turned or straight are strong tools that you could cut with an wood club
Timber chisels is also to big help with sculptering

For smooth sculptering:

We have a wide range of Straight gouges and Chisels.

Make your own knife:

Knife blade: We have 9 different sizes of our knife blades. Our knifeblade is forged from round toolsteel material. The blade is handforged and therefore not entirely flat. Beware at fastening in vice. This is also importantly when striking on the shaft.


 
Woodturning:

Chisels: Blunt chisel and Pointing chisel
Turning Gouges: Big turning gouge have a round edgeform. Middle turning gouge and small turning gouge have pointed edgeform.
Hooks: Big hook, Middle hook and Small hook
Hooked gouge: A steady complement to the hooks, but you shouldn't use it for small things.


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The page last updated by den 10 juni 2015 of: info@djarv.se (Elsa Djärv)