This instructable shows how to design, cut out, and assemble the pieces used to make such an octagonal bowl.
I made this at TechShop www.techshop.ws
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
Laser cutter (my TechShop has a Trotec Speedy 300)
150 grit sandpaper
5 minute epoxy
2-1/2" x 15" poplar (1/4" thick)
5" x 5" poplar (1/4" thick)
This instructable assumes some basic familiarity with CorelDRAW and a laser cutter. If you don't have access to a laser cutter, you can still cut out the box using other tools such as a scroll saw or coping saw.
Step 2: Start Designing the Box Joint
Make sure that you set the line width to hairline so that the laser cutter knows that you want to cut these lines and not just engrave them.