Kirk DeHeer

Kirk DeHeer


Saturday, November 13 All-Day demonstration registration (click)

9:15am to 3:00pm - Zoom Virtual

$25 member price

$35 non-member price

(The all-day demonstration on November 13th will take the place of the regular third Saturday meeting in November which is very close to the Thanksgiving holidays.)

Registration for:

All-Day November 13th - click


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We strongly encourage you to invite anyone from around the country who may be interested in this all-day demonstration to register and participate in this informative session.

Saturday Demonstration -

  • Kirk will core multiple bowls using the McNaughton coring system and the Oneway easy core system. He will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each system. This demo is useful to both the turner starting out with coring, those who are wondering what system to buy and the turner that has a system but would like to be more effective with it. He will also core a lid for the afternoon project.
  • He will also demonstrate the tools and technique used to turn a square bowl with or without a lid. In this demo we turn a square bowl showing the tools and cuts to get an exceptional surface. If the lidded option is chosen the lid comes from the same blank as the bowl using the McNaughton coring tool. This will include a comprehensive discussion of turning tools used and possible catches. Once you understand what a catch looks like you are able to take action to correct or prevent it from occurring. If there is time, he will also demonstrate the calabash bowl that will be the focus of one of the hands-on sessions.
  • The balance of the demonstration will be focused on helping new turners and on honing the skills of existing turners in making the calabash bowl.

About Kirk DeHeer

With over 25 years of experience Kirk DeHeer has an extensive knowledge of woodturning tools, equipment and techniques. Kirk emphasizes fundamentals, sharpening, and tool techniques. Giving students a firm foundation on which to build their skills. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a lot to offer experienced turners as well. Kirk has been a resident instructor at Craft Supplies USA in the Dale L Nish School of Woodturning for more than 15 years where he has had the opportunity to work with great turners as the assistant in the classroom. He has picked up many great techniques and approaches along the way.


Questions?  Email:          Brian Lensink, AWA President or  Jeff Kustuch, Vice President

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