I got some nice bendy pieces of Magnolia a few weeks ago, perfect for spoons and ladles.
I have been wanting to carve Magnolia for ages, I found it very nice to carve, a little bit like silver Maple I think. Quite light, easy to carve and has quite nice flecks in the grain.
I carved this ladle which has a stub nose, I like the shape and I think it has turned out well.
I have become very fond of chip carving decoration and I added a few little details to the handle.
I have a few other nice bits which are smaller so I might try some eating and cooking spoons from it.