Coal burning can be used to help shape anything from a spoon to a canoe. It is an effective way to work wood without modern tools.

Rough bowl. Can shape outer wood to make comfortable and attractive.

Making progress on a larger bowl.

Coals doing their work. Then they are emptied out and the charred wood is scraped out.

A couple sizes of coal burned spoon plus a spatula and gourd bowl. Ways of the Earth.