Hard Maple is one of the most abundant wood species found in Vermont. This piece has been hand selected for its eye appealing, unique wood grain. Generally speaking, a honey dipper is usually of a smaller dimension. However, this size works well as a spurtle (a Scottish term for a kitchen utensil used for mixing). A perfect addition to put into your Live Edge Maple Utensil Holder. This item has been hand turned on a wood lathe and sanded to a fine finish. The dipper is then sealed using a food grade mineral oil blend. When the oil has dried to the touch, it is hand rubbed with a single application of Wayne's Wood Originals own "Wood Vigor".