Irving Fischman wrote this article while he was immersed in the pottery and basketry of the Indians of the Americas. They used simple shapes to counterpoint intricate painted or woven patterns, which he reinterprets in wood. Here he explains how to make a bowl with a simple bell or trumpet shape and a checkered pattern of teak and black walnut. Familiarity with lathe work and a supply of clamps, both band and deep throated, are essential for this project. Multiple photos illustrate the detailed steps he describes in the article.

From Fine Woodworking #1