I thought I would will start the new year with a little applewood spoon that I just finished. After final sanding, I applied several coats of walnut oil and then burnished it with a round piece of walnut to smooth it out. I find this makes the wood very smooth and seals it up a little more.
The grain in the wood is very nice, however the final shape did not come out exactly how I wanted. I am still fairly new to spoon carving so I guess you get some that are not the best design once in a while. Still I thought I would share it here for critiquing.
Happy New Year!