This blank is sized right for carving a spoon for stirring a french press or press pot. If you enjoy coffee the way I do or would like to carve a gift for someone who does this is for you. It is smaller than my pot stirrers and priced less so this could be a great way to begin. Carving spoons is one of the best ways to begin wood carving. Everyone knows what a spoon looks like and has another in the house to refer to. They can vary enough to be truly be considered sculpture. It also ends in a very nice product that will be cherished for years to come. This is a cherry spoon blank made from sustainably harvested wood here Vermont. Cherry is one of the easiest hardwoods to carve. It will darken a lot over the years to come. I hope you enjoy. The finished spoon makes a great gift and the blank itself is a wonderful gift for that person on your list who has always wanted to try wood carving / whittling.