Having met the very talented Steve Tomlin on several occasions, and gained a small part of his wisdom, I have been inspired to make bowls, not with any form of rotating machine, but with the use of axe, adze, gouge and knife. It is a wonderful experience and excites all the senses (apart from taste possibly). There is something deep in the soul which ties into the rhythmic action of an adze working round a bowl, systematically deepening the sides of a piece of greenwood.