This spoon is made from a piece of apple wood that was gifted to me from a visitor to the museum. Apple is wonderful to work with as long as it is wet. I treated the spoon with some Walnut Oil which really made the heartwood pop.
I learned a few key things in my quest for a wooden spoon:
1. These little buggers are WAY more complex than they first appear.
2. Don't try for perfection, that is what factories are for.
3. Wood selection is paramount. Fruit and Nut woods are preferred, any sort of ring porous wood is abismal.
4. Consider me addicted.