Books #1: Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw with Carole Rothman and Book Give Away

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Blog entry by RavinHeart posted 06-24-2011 04:05 AM 5093 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I choose my first book review with Fox Chapel Publishing to be an interview with Carole Rothman for a variety of reasons. I remember hearing Carole speak with the Splintered Board podcast awhile back, and being inspired to try it. Her enthusiasm and her presentation is what got me to buy my scrollsaw and ask for the book (Wooden Bowls from the Scrollsaw) for a birthday present. After trying a few things on my new / used scrollsaw and not being very good, I was reluctant to try something that I perceived as advanced. But, after going through the book it seemed pretty straight forward, and if you goof, you just end up with a thinner walled bowl. So, I decided to give it a try. My first bowl was a success and after making many since then I even gave a demonstration at my local guild show on how to make them.

The amount of wood you need to make a scrollsaw bowl fits perfectly with the theme of Cut Offs and “Scrap wood” this month too. If you have a 5×5 chuck of wood or larger, you can make a bowl. It is a fun process too. Look for a video on making them later this month. Be sure to visit Carole’s blog for even more designs and ideas. I visit it regularly for inspiration, tips, and designs. Listen to the audio to learn how to win a free copy of “Wooden Bowls from the Scrollsaw”. Check out all the other things Fox Chapel Publishing has to offer too.

Listen to the Interview here INTERVIEW (Sorry I dont konw how to embed it on here)

Comment on the post on my site to win a copy of the book

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 04:43 AM

I make similar bowls. Though I never new there was a book on it.
I just checked out the book on amazon. I now see that you are not turning the bowls but sanding.
I use the scroll saw to make a rough blank and then turn them.
I posted a blog on the way I do it.
Thanks for the heads up on the book.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 06-25-2011 06:08 PM

I like your way of making bowls as well. I do turn some bowls too. The lathe is a fun tool.

I like this method for the little “Cut offs” and pieces I have around the shop.

My site and podcast is just starting and I have Cut off and scrap wood projects month this month and this book seemed to fit pretty good with it.

I am not considering my site “live” until after my live shop tour on the 30th so it was a fun way to get the word out there and play around. Each month wil will be giving away a book that goes along with the theme too. There are a bunch of other things we are going to do each including talks with other podcasters, magazine reviews, ...

Good luck on the drawing (psst, I am going to end up giving away two copies this month so your chances are better and very few comments so far) Spread the word :)

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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