Hi Kenneth - I recently became interested in making bowls using a router after seeing an episode of the Woodsmith Shop (woodsmithshop.com) on TV. They used a special bowl router bit from a company called CMT. They also make a collet extender for deeper bowls. There is a video at the Woodsmith website. Look under "Episodes" until you find the routed bowl episode. Also check the website at drygulchexoticwoods.com/routedpieces.html. Beautiful bowls. The only problem is that the bowls are limited to having straight sides (unless someone has figured out how to route slanted sides). There is also a website that says bowls can be made with a router and jigsaw (lumberjocks.com/projects/7664) and they recommend a book by 2 authors. The only other alternative is a very expensive rig made by Legacy which can be viewed at legacywoodworking.com. It can do everything with a router. I imagine it will make bowls too. Watch the demo video. Good luck. My wife has arthritis in her hands also. It's miserable. Hope you find something that works.