The tranquility of our neighbors lovely tree lined drive was thrashed by a vicious ice storm several years ago, leaving one particular black cherry tree deformed and topless. Our neighbor was kind enough to give us this damaged tree before rot sank her icy claws too deeply into the heartwood. An icy day of crosscut sawing and axing left us with a perfect opportunity for some green woodwork, swedish style spoons to be exact. A few quick strokes of my bow saw severed a spoon length chunk from a branch. The froe then split this chunk in half. The green wood splits a dream! It was then up to the broad axe to hew and carve the rough profile. Once a rough shape had been achieved, I handed it over to the expert for final carving and finishing. She generally does 90% of the work with the spoon mule and draw knife, then finishes off with a hand knife and gouge. After a few weeks drying, some careful sanding, (no one wants a splintery lip!) and a olive oil/beeswax finish, they are ready for the market!