Spinningblade, if you have watched the Woodsmith video suggested by Corey,then have a look at my gallery and see the photo-shoot called "A new project hot off the router" Unlike the video which uses the band-saw for the outside, which doesn't guarantee an even wall thickness and would require a lot of time-consuming sanding, mine is completed with the router. Don't be shy to ask questions. I would not recommend attempting to make a bowel by freehand routing.
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