You can make great-looking wood bowls without turning or carving. A template and simple router accessories make it easy.
The greatest challenge to making bowls with a router is figuring out a way to make a deep enough cut to form the inside of the bowl. But the simple techniques shown in this article solve this problem and you’ll be making beautiful bowls in no time. This article shows you four bowl designs, but the variety of sizes and shapes you can make is almost endless.
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The elegant patterns on this box are first cut out with a scroll saw. Then the panel is glued to a backer board for a unique, almost-carved look.
Layout & Measuring
With a small collection of the right tools, you can handle just about any layout task — efficiently and accurately.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.