Wood: Cherry Size: 11"L Scoop Size: 1.75"W x 3"L - Artist: Carl Sandstrom Born in Connecticut, I moved to the Ozarks region of southern Missouri in 1975 where my parents had moved earlier. By then my father had turned a hobby of making woodenware into a business. His enthusiasm inspired me to try my hand at creating pieces of my own. In 1979, the satisfaction of doing something I enjoyed became a way to make a living. All of the woods I use are strong and durable. Many of the shapes were developed by my father and tested in the kitchen by my mother to check “fitness for purpose,” as she would say.