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December 14th, 2018


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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


Made not Created

Three small burls turned individually then placed in a turned Vase. Turned from Maple burls

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Made not Created

Segmented Christmas Tree Ornament

Segmented Christmas Tree Ornament

These ornaments are hollowed out to apr. 1/8th inch thickness that takes away some of the weight so they hang better on the tree branches

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Black Walnut Urn

Urns are turned on request. This is a Black Walnut Urn about 7"x9" and is finished in Wipe on Poly.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Black Walnut Urn

New and Improved Vortex

New and Improved Vortex

Just a Bowl from a board "On Steroids". Eight different kinds of wood and Twenty Four rings finished with 3 coats of Polymerized Tung Oil

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


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

Trophy Platter
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