In an effort to show how many forms are possible for a single, simple wooden spoon design, Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud has committed to carving one spoon per day for a full year.

We’ve seen designers commit to similar feats, such as Spencer Nugent’s daily design sketch goal that he documents over on Sketch-A-Day.Com, however carving a different spoon each day on top of whatever else you’re doing (assuming you’re doing something) is an interesting challenge to take on.

Since starting earlier this year, he has already carved 135 spoons from 20 types of wood over 19 weeks…with 230 spoons and 7 months left to go.

“There are a lot of highs, like when I get hold of a new kind of wood I have newer carved before, or I get a new tool or restore an old one so I can make new shapes,” he said in an interview with Dezeen.

“So far there have been no lows, besides some stitches in my left hand.”

Korntved Ruud is no stranger to the art of wood carving, either. His grandfather was a woodcarver and his father taught him how to appreciate nature.

Each spoon starts with an idea or a sketch and is followed by a hunt for the right piece of wood for the job. Once he has decided on the proper woodcarving tool–ranging from axe to spoon knives–the knives can take anywhere from a half-hour to three-hours to carve.

Either way, he’ll never have to look far for a suitable cereal spoon when the munchies strike:

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You can follow Korntved Ruud’s fascinating deep-dive into wooden spoons and commitment over at his website.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.