Posted the spoon (embarrassingly amateurish) on my blog (here) and got some great feedback, including a comment by Richard, whose blog 52 Spoons (here), got me inspired to get more into spoon making (spoon at left by Richard).
I'm crazy about spoon making. Perfect for me, since I'm not a finely-crafted carpenter type. I like the eyeballing-it process. I keep wandering out from the computer to the shop and chopping on different pieces of wood with my new Roselli hatchet. It's one of those tools that opens up new horizons -- holy shit, is this fun! Also an antidote to spending too much time at a keyboard. Get those hands working at something physical.
When I get farther along I'll write something about what I've learned, but for now here are some links from early research: