Just bought my first hook knife I started to rough out a spoon from Applewood I have the shape traced with a black Magic Marker. Anybody have any pointers or any good tutorials they can point me towards on the best way to actually carve a spoon? Also, the Applewood that I have is still pretty green I caught it about a month ago, and I split it down today it's still pretty wet inside. What few videos I've seen on YouTube people talk about green versus dry, I know the would probably should not be seasoned, I did not really get into the bowl much today but I was dying to try the knife out and I did it did not seem to be taking off as much as I thought it would should would be dryer? Any help would be appreciated.