"Robin Wood is an internationally respected wood worker specialising in use of local timbers and traditional techniques, but with a distinctive modern twist." If this is the first you have heard of Robin Wood then you need to take some time and read his blog and website. Today I read his post about his teaching method for spoons and the pitfalls of just going off free-form from the start, without studying some good references or taking some good classes to get started. I realize that in a lot of our cases these classes are not readily available and we do the best we can with books and videos. Anyway, I don't have anything profound to add, just wanted to pass on this great article.