It got carved into a spoon pretty quickly. Then, it sat in my spoon collection, loved, but unused.
I had read that spoons made out of oak need a lot of attention. After they get wet, the grain rises up and you have to resand them a bit. While I wanted to try using it for cooking, it took me a while before I could stop admiring it and start using it.
Today I gave it a test drive. Though I don't usually leave my wooden utensils in liquids as they cook, I subjected this poor fellow to the full simmer in a pot of homemade applesauce.
The grain did rise a bit, but I really loved using the utensil. I don't know that I would carve oak spoons to sell because people might not appreciate the roughness. Regardless, I adore the oak spoon and will use it in spite of its bad habits.