I was surfing my regular favourite blogs this week when I came across this on Paul Adamson's blog 'woodsmancrafts': http://woodsmancrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
If you read Paul's blog he explains that they are plans for The Finnish Defence Forces who were encouraged to carve and sell wooden spoons in order to support the war effort. I love the idea of making something with a bit of history behind it so had a go at making the smaller of the spoons (far left) out of a nice piece of sycamore.
I was fairly pleased with the results, with one small exception - no sooner had I finished carving the bowl but about ten splits appeared on the bowl and handle. I've wrapped it to dry anyway (I can't ever seem to be able to throw a spoon away) and when it's dry, they may close up and I can finish it up.
One thing is for sure, I know I'll come back to those finnish designs many times in the future.