Squidbilly's wife here - I love this forum because you have all encouraged my hubby to make his own gear and he has developed quite the talent (and fabric stash). He laughs as he reads your stories, then shares them with me. You guys really are a large family, but a very well behaved one. This is a rare forum you have here, and I hope you all realize that and continue to do whatever it is you do so eloquently.
Oh, and I am loving the spoon! I wonder how large a piece of wood you would need to carry to make me a fruit bowl?