They can hold fruit, salad, bread or flowers. They can serve as the centerpiece of a fancy table, or be a very utilitarian service piece for your kitchen.
Wooden bowls are certainly something to behold, and they can be easy to make with the right tools. This site run by Ed Keenan shows his gorgeous wooden bowls that are for sale, but also walks readers through the step-by-step process of how these babies are made, just in case you would like to try your hand at making one.
With the holidays coming up in a few months, it’s time to start thinking about what you might be building, and wooden bowls may just be the ticket.
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This link shows an extremely dangerous practice which no one should emulate. *Never* use a spindle roughing gouge (photo 4) on cross-grain bowls. It can dive into the end grain and cause a nasty catch and/or a serious injury. The author also mentions, but does not illustrate, using a skew for the finish cut – another fine way to get hurt.
I have a nice lathe and have made a few bowls and things, but have found that my favorite turnings are things like drawer pulls and other accessories to the projects I make.
Guys like Ed make it look easy, and give encouragement to guys like me who have the basics down, but need a LOT more experience.
Great link Tom.