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How to Make a Wooden Bowl

A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. These steps allow an expert to use a table saw to make a bowl.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Draw and Cut a V Shape

Cut the plywood to the width of the table saw.

Set the center of a framing square on the plywood's center line, and draw a 90-degree angle in the shape of a V.

Use a jigsaw to cut out the V shape.

draw and cut v shape

Step 2: Align the V and the Blade

Clamp the V-shaped guide to the table saw, and align the point of the V with the blade.

align point of V with blade

Step 3: Center the Circle, and Finish the Bowl

Center the 1-1/2" circle on the blade in the center of the V shape.

Rotate the circle on the blade to dig out its center. The blade must be raised no more than 1/2" for safety.

center the circle and finish the bowl