I have been woodworking my entire life in furniture building and antique restoration, but I found woodturning in 1995. I find woodturning to be an artistic outlet to release the natural beauty of wood grain through flowing forms and enjoy both artistic and utilitarian turning.

I am a co-founder of the Northland Woodturners of Kansas City which was established in 2000 and have served multiple terms as Vice President, President and Treasurer. In addition, I am an active member of the Independence Woodturners and Kansas City Woodturners. I enjoy sharing the art of woodturning with others through teaching and demonstrating at various woodworking and woodturning groups and civic organizations. I am the current woodturning instructor at Woodcraft in Lenexa, Kansas.

My studio (when I back the cars out of the garage) is at my home in Platte City, Missouri where I stay busy working on commissioned and artistic pieces. My website is woodchipsbychip.com

Two Piece Cane with Steam Bent Handle

Chip Siskey

This demonstration will we will discuss and demonstrate the challenges of steam bending at turned shaft into a hook shaped handle. In turning the lower section of the cane, we will discuss decorative elements and create a decorative area using a spiraling tool. The result will be a utilitarian piece of art.