|The template after battening the waste away.|
|The outer shape carved and the start of the bowl using Mora Frost & Spoon Caving Knifes.|
|Once the bowl inner is carved start forming the outer shape of the spoon.|
|The complete roughing out stage completed.|
|Sanded down and simple design carved using a Flextool.|
|The rear side of the nearly completed spoon.|
|Finished spoon rear view.|
Once the sanding has been completed I always finish spoons that are going to be used for cooking/eating with Walnut Oil. A lot of people use Olive Oil this can go rancid over time. To keep the wooden spoons in good order you can wash them as you do anything else that you have used for cooking. However, you must if you want the spoon to keep well and long re-oil with Walnut oil then put it away.
I hope that you have found my little tale about how "The Lady Spoon" was created interesting, she is know off to a new home.