An illustration I made showing the direction of how the knife should cut along certain parts of a spoon and along the grain of the wood. The top section shows how you get different grain patterns, especially in the bowl section of the spoon, when you use either the inner or outer part of a split log.
I made this illustration as a basic guide for all who have attended my class but can also be used by those looking to try spoon making out on their own. If you wish to share this image I ask that you share it with respect and not to remove my information on the top right. Thanks :)