Kirk DeHeer

With over 25 years of experience Kirk DeHeer has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and techniques. Kirk emphasizes fundamentals, sharpening, and tool techniques. Giving students a firm foundation on which to build their skills. Kirk has been a Resident instructor at Craft Supplies USA in the Dale L Nish school of woodturning for more than 15 years where he has had the opportunity to work with many other turners as the assistant in the classroom.

Hand Chased Threads

Kirk DeHeer - Boxes

Everyone likes a turned box. One with hand-chased threads adds a very special touch. In this demo we will Demystify many of the myths and problems encountered with hand-chased threads.

Sharpening Demystified

Discussion on sharpening systems (ie: grinders, stones, jigs, sharpening your turning tools on the standard systems to get the most out of your turning tools.)

Bowl Turning Cuts and Catches

Understanding what causes catches and what they look like will help us learn to avoid them. We will turn a bowl in this demo and look at the different Cuts and Tool grinds to help each turner understand where the tools and techniques they use can be improved on so that they can have a more efficient and enjoyable time turning.

Demystifying Cuts and Catches

This is a comprehensive discussion of Spindle turning tools and their catches. Once you understand what a catch looks like then you are able to take action to correct it.