Because of the unusual nature of the is project, I am spending more time than usual at the beginning with models and templates.
It took a few days, but i got the bowl model to the right shape, adding joint compound and sanding it off three times until the shape fit the template.
Tonight I began to work on templates for the shelf and the leg.
First was to lay out the rounded triangle shelf with a compass, bevel angle, and straight edge.
Then I laid out the leg template. In order to get the right curve, I put lines every 12” on my Sketchup model and then measured the distance to the curved surface. I transferred those measurements to the template, and then used a long thin piece of wood as the edge to draw the lines.
Now I have all the building blocks. The finishing color, bowl model, shelf template, leg template, and joint example:
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson