Boot repair with very strong kevlar thread. This is a very slow process. Definitely spent longer repairing the boot than they did making it, maybe five hours per boot. Though, I doubt the people who made it were sipping tea in a quiet room while playing video games at the same time. After and before. Yellow gunge is waterproofing wax.
Fir tree cutout. Branches: Higgledy Piggledy
Drawknife envelope above.
And more spoons made from an alder log I found.