I ended up making a pair of salad tongs, two wooden spatulas, a rice paddle, a pair of chopsticks with a chopstick rest, two wooden spoons, a butter knife, and a jam spoon (spoon on the front, knife on the back... scoop and spread). Not wanting to fill my house with sawdust, I made it at TechShop.
For this project you'll need:
a 3"x3"x12" piece of wood (I used what I think is quilted maple)
a band saw
a belt/disc sander
a dremel with a carving burr
and a food-safe finish (I used Good Stuff, though walnut oil or salad bowl finish or something would be fine)
Let's get started!
Step 1: Slice Up the Wood
Take the remaining chunk of wood, draw a straight line down the side, then slice it in half following the line. Take the flat piece and draw the profile of a pair of spoons (I cheated and traced a wooden spoon I like). Cut the shapes out on the band saw.
I used the remaining weirdly shaped piece of wood to make a pair of chopsticks, a butter knife (who needs a wooden butter knife?), and a jam spoon (the bastard child of a tiny wooden spoon and an offset spatula).
Step 2: Cut the Spatulas, Rice Paddle, and Salad Forks
Step 3: Sanding... So Much Sanding...
Step 4: Hollow Out the Spoons
Step 5: Finish Everything
Once the finish is fully cured, wash everything and start using it.