Folks, here is my finished pear wood "lefty spoon"... I am very happy with the way it tured out. The spoon has nice color and the pear wood is much stronger than I thought it would be. When I finished carving I treated it with two coats of raw tung oil. It was a fun and challenging spoon to carve. Carving such a curved piece required paying close attention to the grain of the wood. This is my third spoon.