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June 26th, 2019


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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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Made not Created

Made not Created

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

© 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

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


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

Turbulance

Maple Burl stacking bowls

Maple Burl stacking bowls

These are natural edge Maple Burl stacking bowls that have spalting on them. The burl is actually a growth like a wart or cancer on the tree that have really random grain running through the growth.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn


Bits and Pieces

bowl made from leftovers of other segmented turnings I have done.

© Dirk Hoogendoorn

Bits and Pieces
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