The wood bowl exterior is the moment woodturning mechanics meet artistry. Many of the steps in creating a wood bowl are just that, steps. However, the wood bowl exterior is a different animal.
There is a critical design moment when we arrive at the wood bowl exterior stage of the turning process. Here we need to step away from routine and visualize the possibilities.
The wood bowl exterior is the wood bowl. What do I mean? Think about it, the entire look of a wood bowl is conceived by and radiates from the exterior design.
Everything leading up to the formation of the bowl exterior are mechanical steps mainly to best secure and prepare the bowl blank. And almost every turning step after the wood bowl exterior creation is dictated by that established exterior shape.
Wood Bowl Exterior Lead Up
Before arriving at the wood bowl exterior, several steps play