This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
A handy skimming spoon can be made very quickly of an ordinary spoon of any size desired. Slits are sawn across the bowl in the manner shown, using a hacksaw. The illustration is self-explanatory. - Contributed by G. H. Holter, Jasper, Minn.
Ill: The Straight Cuts Sawn Across the Bottom of the Bowl Provide Openings to Drain Out the Liquid