A Christmas ornament, turned from maple burl and unknown wood for the finial as part of a woodturning demonstration.
I am frequently invited to teach and demonstrate at various schools, symposiums, and turning clubs.These images are from my "Art of the Finial" demonstration and "Ten Essential Cuts" demo handouts.
Video from New England Woodturning Symposium, 2006
Students from a recent class at Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, N.J.
"Just a note following up from your demonstrations at the recent Woodturning Symposium in New Zealand, your design inspirations demonstration particularly has opened up a whole new thought pattern in how I see my wood turning developing so thank you very much!!"