August 2017 Club Meeting

08-19-17 9:00 AM - 08-19-17 3:00 PM
Trini Mendenhall Community Center
1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055, USA

Kirk DeHeer has been a professional woodturner and long-time instructor at Craft Supplies’ Dale Nish School for Turning for many years. He has held leadership positions in local turning clubs and is on the Utah Woodturning Symposium Board of Directors.

Kirk is known for his craftsmanship and understanding of sharpening techniques. He has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and turning techniques. He has demonstrated and led classes at clubs throughout the country.Kirk is a popular demonstrator at many woodturning symposiums and at the Woodworking Shows throughout the country.

Drawing on his studies with some of the best woodturners in the world, Kirk has developed his own style of instruction and turning that will enhance any woodworker’s ability level. He enjoys teaching others solid foundational techniques and skills that aid in expanding the creativity and artistic abilities of his student.

Additionally, Kirk is considered one of the best woodturning tool sharpeners around. He has written articles on sharpening woodturning tools and has produced a DVD, Sharpening Demystified. Kirk has also developed a variety of specialized finishes and surface enhancement products for woodturning.

As per our normal procedures with national turners, this will be an extended meeting, and we will not have a Raffle or Show-And-Tell in August to allow more time for Kirk.

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