Wooden Bowls from the
Scroll Saw

28 Useful & Suprisingly Easy-to-Make Projects
Carole Rothman

Softcover
215 x 280mm
135pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc., East Petersburg PA USA

R.R.P.$29.90

ISBN 978-1-56523-433-8

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Basic Bowl


Eight-Petal Bowl


Rounded-Square Bowl


Wavy Bowl


Scrolled-Top Bowl


Double-Swag Bowl


Basket-Weave Bowl


Plaid Bowl


Gingham Bowl


Windowpane Bowl


Triple-Swirl Bowl


Crisscross Bowl

 

 

As reviewed in The Australian Woodworker Issue 150

A scrollsaw is probably not the first machine you would think of, if you wanted to make bowls.

But, as the author of this book shows, some very attractive and innovative bowls can be made with a scrollsaw.

Approximately the same method is used for making all 28 bowls. The worktable of the saw is set at an angle and the bowl cut out in horizontal strakes which generally grow larger towards the top.

The bowl is completed by a solid bottom.

When all of the strakes and the bottom are finished, they are glued together and the bowl is finish sanded using, where possible, portable sanding equipment and a spindle sander.

The first bowl is a simple circular shape, but the second begins to demonstrate the design freedom inherent in the technique. Called an Eight-Petal Bowl, it has a wavy form that nevertheless tapers from top to bottom. There is a 'four-petal' bowl later in the book as well as a Ripple-Edged Round Bowl and a Heart Shaped Bowl.

The most striking of the bowls are, however, those which are made using laminations and multi-angle shapes.

The latter part of the book is devoted to Think Outside the Bowl - an exploration of vase and jar making using the same techniques.

The minimum presentation for each project consists of a photo of the finished bowl, the drawings necessary to cut out the shapes, instructions and a guide to material and tools. The more complicated projects are given a larger amount of space with detailed instructions and stage by stage photographs.

Since the methods used are relatively simple, there is no reason why this book should not appeal to the novice, while the attractive and useful projects should hold the interest of the more experienced.

Photos: Colour

Units of measure: Imperial & Metric

Contents

Introduction: About This Book

Chapter One: Getting Started

Chapter Two: Basic Stacked Bowls
Basic Bowl: A Step-by-Step Guide
Eight-Petal Bowl
Rounded-Square Bowl
Wavy Bowl
Scrolled-Top Bowl

Chapter Three: Laminated Wood Bowls
Double-Swag Bowl: A Step-by-Step Guide
Basket-Weave Bowl
Plaid Bowl
Gingham Bowl
Windowpane Bowl
Triple-Swirl Bowl

Chapter Four: Multiple-Angle Bowls
Crisscross Bowl: A Step-by-Step Guide
Flared Five-Lobed Bowl
Ripple-Edged Round Bowl
Four-Petal Curved Bowl
Heart-Shaped Bowl

Chapter Five: Thin Wood Bowls
Eight-Segment Bowl: A Step-by-Step Guide
Multi-Colored Twenty Segment Bowl
Seven-Lobe Ripple-Edged Bowl
Oval Bowl
Center Lamination Bowl
Five-Petal Bowl

Chapter Six: Thinking Outside the Bowl
Double-Swirl Vase: A Step-by-Step Guide
Ginger Jar
Multi-Colored Jar
Footed Candy Dish
Rounded Vase with Laminated Rings
Ripple-Edged Vase

Appendix: Creating Patterns

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Flared Five-Lobed Bowl


Ripple-Edged Round Bowl


Four-Petal Curved Bowl


Heart-Shaped Bowl


Eight-Segment Bowl


Multi-Colored Twenty Segment Bowl


Seven-Lobe Ripple-Edged Bowl


Oval Bowl


Center Lamination Bowl


Five-Petal Bowl


Double-Swirl Vase


Ginger Jar


Multi-Colored Jar


Footed Candy Dish


Rounded Vase with
Laminated Rings


Ripple-Edged Vase