The side view of a spoon I am carving. It is made of cherry wood (the fruit kind, not the normal furniture kind) and is thus very hard to carve. The up side is that it's hard to damage too, and should be very strong, even where it is thin. At the point of this photo I have been working on carving it for about three weeks. There's still a lot to do, especially on the cup of the spoon, and the flower.