Join the spoon club.

NYC Spoon Club is a monthly get-together for green woodworkers. Come join us to work on projects, talk all things sloyd, watch demonstrations, and scheme about where to harvest wood.

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tools & Resources


Tools and Supplies

Tools For Working Wood — storefront in South Brooklyn that offers occasional workshops (online ordering available). Stocks Ben & Lois Orford sloyd and hook knives

Emmet Van Driesche — sells axed blanks in a variety of styles, along with knife sheaths and burnishers/polishers (see his Instagram)

Temple Mountain Woodcraft — small-batch hook and straight knives for spoon carving, forged by Matt White

Garrett Wade — online ordering for general tools

Reid Schwartz — small-batch hook and sloyd knives

Pinewood Forge — sloyd and hook knives made-to-order, also sells instructional books, DVDs, and kolrosing knives

Highland Woodworking — U.S.-based supplier of Gransfors Bruks carving axes

Ben & Lois Orford — sloyd and bushcraft tools, ships from the UK

Maine Coast Craft Tool Store — stocks Mora knives, along with often-backordered hand tools from Swedish makers


Learning & resources

Barn’s Spoon Club — a library of green woodworking video tutorials, updated weekly. On his personal website you can find Barn’s book and informational postcards

Plymouth Craft — handcraft and woodworking courses taught by extraordinary artisan/instructors, set in inspiring southeastern Massachusetts locations.

Greenwood Fest — annual green woodworking festival in Plymouth, MA, featuring courses, demonstrations, and lectures

Spoonfest — annual green woodworking festival in the UK

Tools for Working Wood — offers classes out of their south Brooklyn showroom

Emmet Van Driesche — private lessons (from his western MA home) and occasional workshops in the New England area, and instructional YouTube videos

Adirondack Folk School — offers a range of courses from chair-building to bladesmithing to fiber arts, set in upstate NY near Lake George

Spooneasaurus — print magazine celebrating the craft of carving spoons, published quarterly and available via subscription