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130 - Halloween Router Bowl

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130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

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The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

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130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Very cool Marc.

I may not make a Halloween bowl but I will definitely use that technique to make my first bowl.

Thanks for sharing,

Bothus
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Thanks for the video, Marc. It was well produced and informative and, as usual, a pleasure to watch. This looks like a fun project to try. It sure looked like you were having fun (especially with putting the "chocolate makeup" on Nicole). :)
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
You guys are great! thanks for the tips…..even the self control:)
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
I love these… I will have to order the kits, also they have allot of other patterns as well.
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
wow, another great video and I love the out-takes
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Nice little project Marc unfortunately we don't get that kind of stuff in the UK we only started getting pumpkins about 10 years ago when I was a little kid in the 50's we would hollow out a Swede & stick a candle inside (A Swede is a kind of large turnip not a Scandinavian)
Best to you
Trevor
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Marc & Nicole,

Great idea for a gift. Gotta love that Mars candy. Fun out takes! Templates seem reasonably priced.

Bob
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
I am ordering the ghost and the christmas tree templates. soon. BTW Marc my lovely wife enjoyed your video
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Very cool stuff Mark! Thanks for sharing!
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Just one question. I am a bit of a tightwad and do not like to waste wood or work, why didn't you remove
most of the wood that would be the bowl opening in the top piece with either a scroll saw or a jig saw
before you glued the two pieces together? I have a steel outlet that sells scrap cut offs by the pound and
a 1/2" piece of the appropriate size cleaned up acts as a perfect press plate to join the pieces after I have
removed the excess wood. Thank you for lesson with the pattern bit and the pattern sources.

As ever, Gus the 71 year young apprentice, trying to become an apprentice carpenter.
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Hey Gus. Nothing wrong with trying to save some of that wood. It definitely hurts me seeing all those shavings fall to the floor. But when I think about it, I quickly realize I have no use for a small and oddly-shaped piece of mahogany. Of course pen turners and scroll sawyers might have a different view. :)
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Nicole usually picks those up for me. She says she thinks she got it at Walmart.
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Thanks Mark & Nicole
Great fun, lots of potential.
Jamie
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

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great video Mark. Your videos are very inspirational and makes novices like me think they CAN actually produce some decent projects. Thanks again - you make it look so easy!
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Great video as always. I was wondering about those bit extenders that I've seen at some of the mail order places and wondering how safe that bit is spinning so fast at such a longer length. (probably a slower speed would be good idea)

Just wondered what others thought of them or maybe used them.
130 - Halloween Router Bowl



When most of us think of a wooden bowl, we think of the lathe. But you can also make bowls using the router! All you need is a template for the desired shape and a pattern bit to remove the stock. And fortunately Eagle America has holiday-themed kits for making some incredibly cool bowls. These make great gifts and they are super easy to make.

The video shows you not only how to make a router bowl, but also how to deal with really wide stock. You've heard me discuss my "hybrid" approach to woodworking (using both and and power tools)? Well this is an excellent example. Frequently, when I have stock that is too wide for my jointer, I use a hand plane to mostly-flatten one side. Once the piece sits stable on a flat surface, I can let my power planer do the rest of the work. Its a great technique and doesn't require excessive time and effort with the hand tools.

Topics Covered:
  • Milling wide boards using the "hybrid" method.
  • The templates available from EagleAmerica.com.
  • Using a forstner bit to hog out the bulk of the material.
  • Using a special pattern bit to finalize the inside shape of the bowl.
  • Bandsawing to the outside shape of the bowl.
  • Techniques for sanding the bowl and easing the edges.
  • Finishing the bowl with a water-based varnish.

Purchasing the following products will help support the show:

Contoured Profile Sanding GripsContoured Profile Sanding Grips
Sand curves, corners, uneven surfaces and hard-to-reach spots. Now you can reach into concave curves that once would have eluded you.

Contoured Profile Sanding Grips

Halloween Bowl & Tray TemplatesHalloween Bowl & Tray Templates
The candy, chips and cheeses won't look any better than this. Impress family and friends at your upcoming gatherings with hand made serving bowls and trays that you made with your router.

Halloween Bowl & Tray Templates

Glue RollerGlue Roller
Spread glue the fast and easy way using this inexpensive roller.

4" Glue Roller
Cool video…nice job once again and thanks for the laugh!
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