I have no idea what I am doing by taking up spoon carving other than the simple fact that I wanted a change in my life. A month or two ago, my wife asked if I had seen the book review of Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and Other Homewares by Max Bainbridge in a magazine that she was reading. I told I hadn’t and then later read it. It looked good, so I requested it from the library, and I was immediately drawn in by the magic as I turned the pages. I requested The Artful Wooden Spoon: How To Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen by Joshua Vogeln and that only reinforced the calling to carve.