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Keith P. Tompkins Woodturning Studio
This box is turned from Chestnut Oak.
Steam bend buckthorn wood, airbrushed finish. Form sits upon a Fibonacci based rectangular form.
into white 2
Linenfold piece turned from Bradford Pear, end grain turned, steam bend and carved. Acrylic finish.
Black Walnut, base poplar, ebonized and textured.
rough cut bowl blank ready to turn.
Sugar Maple bowl
bowl blank 2
bowl base with signature
The completed salad bowl.
Ambrosia Maple bowl, 8" diameter.
hollow form progress
twisted finial wip
Hollow form with finial
Turned from maple, various dyes and pigments.
Turned from Buckeye burl and Holly.
turned from Buckeye burl and dyed maple.
"Ray Key Tribute"
"The Story of my Life"
The "candle" is turned from maple, the base is ash, and the flames are spalted oak. Acrylic finish. The candle is hollow.
Turned from maple burl and ebony, transparent airbrush tint.
"Yellow Ornament 2"
Turned from Buckeye burl and African Blackwood, yellow and black transparent airbrush paint for the globe.
turned from Pear, steam bent, carved, finished with acrylics. Terry Scott collection.
"Forever Autumn", alternate view
"Primordial Life Form"
Bradford Pear, turned green and steam bent. Metal flake interior, acrylic finish.
Turned and carved from Black Walnut, Private collection.
"Poet's Walk", alternate view
Turned and carved from Holly, Niche Award finalist, Dave Long collection.
"Rolling in Deep Time"
Turned from black walnut, oil finish. Private collection.
"Rolling in Deep Time"
"Eye of the Storm"
Black walnut, turned and carved, oil finish. Private collection.
Walnut burl, oil finish, gold leaf and acrylics. Private collection.
Turned and carved from big-leaf maple, oil finish. Bowl is gold leaf and acrylics.
"untitled winged bowl"
Maple, bowl is gold leaf with acrylic rim. Oil finish.
Black Walnut with metal leaf bowl interior.
I titled this piece "Merengue"; it reminded me of two dancers appearing as one on the dancefloor. Niche Award winner, 2005.
Holly and ebony, lacquer finish. Raymond Wong collection.
Spalted Maple and ebony, oil finish. Private collection.
Maple, holly, ebony, acrylic finish. Private collection, Hong Kong
Turned from maple, holly, and ebony. This piece required 16 individual turned components. Airbrushed with acrylics, Niche Award Finalist. Permanent public display.
"Playing Hooky" #1
Turned and carved from cherry, holly, and ebony. Part of Del Mano Gallery's "Small Treasures" exhibition. Inset shows turned eyes with tenon.
Turned from Red Oak, first turned as a cube on three axis points, then hollowed and turned on the same axis points.
A whimsical box turned from cherry, maple base. Acrylic finish.
"A Winter Rose"
Holly, ebony, cherry burl, thorns. All parts are turned. Niche Award finalist, Private collection.
"A Winter Rose" detail
The base is Buckeye burl, the stem is Purpleheart, the flowers are Holly with Pink Ivory details. Turned on several axis points, then carved to create the spiral effect.
Spalted maple, ebony, holly, and pink ivory, guitar string. Private collection.
Untitled hollow form
Turned from a spalted Maple crotch piece, Rosewood finial. Private collection.
Untitled hollow form
Cherry burl with ebony collar, rosewood finial.
"Hollowform in G"
Masur birch, ebony, guitar string, oil finish. This piece combines two passions; woodturning and playing guitar. Private collection.
A long-stemmed bottle stopper
holly box with blackwood knob
Holly box, refinished after a shop paint spill!
Turned from figured maple, burnt and textured details
Box Elder form with burnt and textured rim
Turned from Maple Burl, oil finish
Footed box turned from Box Elder, red dye finish.
Black Walnut box
Turned from a crotch piece, about 3" diameter
box turned from Bay Laurel
box, turned from Peach wood.
"Asian style box", turned from Argentine Osage
Globe is Buckeye burl, finial is turned from African Blackwood.
turned from Osage Orange and Ebony. 7" tall.
Rear cover image, AAW "Woodturning Fundamentals" magazine.
Turned from maple burl and African Blackwood, hollowed.
"Sea Urchin" ornament, holly turnings.
Willow Burl globe, hollowed and airbrushed green, African Blackwood finial. The globe diameter is 2".
Willow burl with transparent airbrush work, African Blackwood finial.
Turned from Purpleheart and various veneers. Globe is hollow.
Turned from Buckeye burl and Holly.
Turned from Willow burn and African Blackwood. 7" overall length
Buckeye burl with Ebony finial.
Buckeye burl and Holly, globe is airbrushed transparent green.
turned from black walnut and pin oak.
"Leap of Faith"
Mahogany, This piece appeared in "500 Wood Bowls". Joe Hermann collection.
Turned from big-leaf maple.
Mark Mandell and I having a bit of fun, turned from Box Elder
"When Good Tubes go Bad"
Holly, rose thorns, acrylics. Black walnut base.
Turned and carved from holly and ebony.
Cherry burl, ebony collar, suspended hollow form.
"To the Nines"
Turned and carved from Holly, John Hill collection.
"To the Nines" alternate view
"Untitled linenfold form"
Turned and carved from Butternut, private collection
"Linenfold Study in Black"
Turned and carved from mahogany, ebonized. Private collection.
Holly, acrylic and metal leaf. Pete Kekel collection.
"Sketch of Andromeda"
I make sketches of most of my pieces before I begin. This is the sketch I created for "Andromeda".
This piece was part of the "Currents" exhibit, AAW National Symposium.
Progress shot, "adrift".
This piece is turned from Yellowheart, Wenge, Padauk, and various veneers. "Diamonds was featured on the rear cover of "Best of Fine Woodworking" magazine.
Detail of "Diamonds"
This piece is turned from maple and dyed veneers. A demo piece I decided to finish.
Bloodwood, ziracote, bigleaf maple.
Turned and carved from holly, pink ivory, and ebony. Strung with glass beads.
These are the steps involved in turning a "martini glass" stopper. All stoppers are turned from one blank.
"Drunken Bottle Stoppers"
Pieces include maple, holly, pink ivory, ebony, yellowheart, wire, epoxy, and acrylics. The "corks" and "martini glasses" are all one piece of holly.
The corks and the martini glass with captive ring are turned from one piece of Holly.
"Drunken Mouse" bottlestopper
Holly, ebony, pink ivory, wire, epoxy, with acrylic finish. "Cheese" and "martini glass" are one piece, turned on four axis points.
Detail of "mouse"
Body is turned from holly, then airbrushed. Eyes are turned from holly and ebony, nose is pink ivory.
Turned green just for fun from apple, hackberry, and highbush cranberry branches, and allowed to warp.
"Fun with Stoppers"
This piece is one of a pair, turned from a block of maple wood given to me by John and Vicki Jordan, to be turned as part of their "Voice of the Beloved Tree" project.
"My First Turnings"
These were turned from Black Walnut in my Junior year of High School, c. 1970
toy spin top, inset shows top while spinning, made to resemble a dancer in motion. Maple, Redheart, ebony, veneers.
toy spin-top, maple, holly and veneers. Inset shows top in motion.
"Dancing Box #1"
This was the first of a series of toy spin-tops; the top resembled a dancer with flared skirt while in motion. This piece was purchased by Ray Leier of Del Mano Gallery.
"Dancing Box, #1"
Box is ebonized Maple, the top is Ebony and various veneers. Inset shows top in motion.
"Black Walnut bowl"
Simple bowl form
Turned from Red Oak.
Silver Maple bowl
Turned from heavily spalted Silver Maple.
" Calabash Bowl"
Turned from California Bay Laurel (Oregon Myrtle) oil and wax finish
"Untitled bowl form"
Calabash style bowl, turned from Mango. This was turned as part of a woodturning demonstration
"Ambrosia bread bowl"
Maple, oil finish. Turned from a discarded stump I found alongside the road.
Cherry natural edge bowl
Red Oak bowl
16 1/2" diameter Red Oak bowl.
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