I want to make some wooden spoons
I was looking around on the web for chile seed sources, and I noticed the madrone bowls and spoons at NativeSeeds.org. Two things occured to me, first tey were really beautiful, but even more than that, is that we have over 100 madrone trees on the property, and we are regularly going to have to trim off branches that are big enough to make wood cooking spoons!
According to the Spoon Lady page on carving your own, you only need and 11 inch long by three inch wide piece of wood. No problem! We have lots of those.
What is really appealing is getting to make the shapes that I want. Doing things makding one with a scraper edge cut to fit into the corners of my pots, while still being deep enough to use for serving. And it sure wouldn't hurt that I can use a beautiful grained wood as well.