Radially spit, tangentially split? Orientation? It all matters.....
Right then. If you've read the previous two posts you should have a pretty good understanding of the principles behind spoon carving, if you haven't, and you're wondering what the hell a "billet" is, go and read 'Splitting Logs for Spoon Carving' .
There is one more important step in sorting out your log before you start swinging that axe and getting into the fun stuff. Where is the spoon inside the log? Or more to the point, where will you put the spoon in the log?