Handhewn bowls are one of the oldest crafts known to humanity, but one which has been almost lost. This new book will help reduce the trend and revive interest by introducing the carver and woodworker to exciting new possibilities. Using only hand tools, the bowl adze, a bowl shave and a carver's hook, Rip and Tammi lead the carver or sculptor through the steps of this satisfying art. They begin with a blank and conclude with an oil finish process that makes the bowls beautiful and perfectly safe for use with food.Each step is illustrated in color, with a complete description of design and technique concerns. Both the beginner and the experienced woodworker will enjoy the creation of these functional, beautiful pieces.