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July 3rd, 2020


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Dirk Hoogendoorn
Meaford, Ontario, Canada

About Dirk

Dirk returned to school In the fall of 2003 after a 43 year absence and took a basic wood working night course. One of the topics covered during the course was sharpening plane blades and chisels along with a lesson on turning a spindle. This part of the course really opened up a whole new area of interest for him, and he embarked on his present passion of turning bowls, platters, hollow forms, Christmas tree ornaments and anything else that he can find information on.

After retiring from his profession of 33 years Dirk and his wife moved to Meaford in the summer of 2007 he could then focus more of his time and attention to his passion of wood turning. Since his initial lesson on spindle turning Dirk taught himself the ins and outs of bowl turning as well as different methods of turning. In his pieces Dirk tries to bring out the natural beauty and grain of the item his is turning. He loves the idea of trying something new and the making of his own hollowing tools.

Of all of the different woods available Dirk enjoys working with native woods of the area and also being retired it is even better if he can find his own source without having to shell out the pension to feed his hobby. You can reach me at dirkhoogendoorn@rogers.com


For more information on Dirk's work, you can contact Dirk at dirkhoogendoorn@rogers.com.

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Maple Burl Platter

Maple Burl Platter

Turned this burl with a curved rim. It has been finished with 3 coats of WOP

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Turning an Urn

I was asked to turn an urn for a gentleman. This is the result I came up with 10" high and 7.5" across. Made with Ash, Paduak, Cherry and a piece of skidwood.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Turning an Urn

Turbulance

Turbulance

This Maple Burl was very interesting to turn with all the voids and bark inclusions. I turned it till I lost my nerve.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Vigilant

The wood is Cherry from a log that had been sunk in Stokes Bay for about 100 years before being pulled to shore and milled. The rim was dyed with aneline wood dye and the Eagle was burned in then the lines sculpted with a mini turbine before painting black then sanding and finish the colouring of the Eagle.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Vigilant

Trophy Platter

Trophy Platter

this is the center piece of the trophy for the Don Laverty Memorial HYFC Golf Challenge. Don was a good friend of mine and a tireless worker for Highlands Youth for Christ in Orangeville.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Staved Segmented Urn

This urn was done for a person who wanted it to really show the diversity of segmented turning in the form of an Urn. This was my rendering of that request.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Staved Segmented Urn
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