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