Step 1: Print Out the Template
First I printed out my template pattern. Be sure to print it with 100% scale and not fit to size.
It will print on multiple pages and hat to be taped or glued together.
Step 2: Creating the Template
I glued the template on an piece of MDF and cut everything out on my scroll saw.
Step 3: Preparing the Stock
I looked through my lumber storage and found two pieces of spruce. Unfortunately they were not big enough to cover the whole bowl, so I decided to make it out of two different species. As second type of wood I used two scrap pieces of laminated beech.
Step 4: Remove Material With Forstner Bits
I used the template to draw the contour on both pieces separately and used Forstner bits of different sizes to remove the majority of the wood. This produced a lot of chips.
Step 5: Remove Material Using a Router
The next step was to attach the template to the stock and use the router to remove the rest in several passes.
Step 6: Cut the Shape
I cut the outline on the band saw. You may also use a scroll saw for that.
Step 7: Sanding and Finishing
After a lot of tweaking and sanding both pieces were finished with a 1:4 wax mineral oil mixture.