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
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.