I tried making a bowl from a board using my small band saw. While the bowl design turned out well when I finished it, my cuts on the band saw were not precise, and I had a lot of really thin spots that were a distraction. I have a ring master that I have not used in a long time, so I tuned it up to make a bowl using it. I cut strips of different woods and glued them together to make a 10 x 10 x 1 ½ inch board of different colors. Then squared it.