Drop Spindles
Custom Woodturning
Last updated on
January 2, 2014
Copyright 2006-2014 True Creations
(585) 377-9389
19 Random Knolls Drive, Penfield, NY 14526-1958
Jim has been an active member of the woodturning community.  He was the
Founding President of the Finger Lakes Woodturners Association Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners. He teaches private lessons in his studio and
conducts demonstrations and workshops for turning clubs on a regular basis.

Over the years, Jim has conducted more than 50 demonstrations, classes and
workshops. Topics have covered everything from the use of the skew, orienting
wood for figure, numerous project demos and conducted an extensive workshop
on the topic of spindle turning.

Newest Demonstration Topic:     Spindling Your Way to Better Bowls
You have made simple bowls, now you want to add beads, coves and other details.
This demonstration shows how spindle turning techniques can be "turned on their
side" and applied to bowls.

Demonstration Topic Samples:

                    Intro to Spindle Turning
                    Intro to Bowl Turning
                    Box Making
                    Skew Basics
                    Advanced Skew Techniques
                    7 Cuts with a Bowl Gouge
                    Turning Trivets
                    Scoops and Goblets
                    Quick and Easy Gift Items
                    Turning Pens
                    Methods to Speed Your Production Time
                    Tips I Wish I Knew as a Beginner
                    Sharpening Systems
                    Orienting Wood for Figure
Contact Jim directly to discuss a demo for your group.

See the Calendar Page to see Jim's demo/class schedule.
Jim conducted a demo on
how to make a trivet to the
Finger Lakes Woodturning
club.  These are the trivets
that the members made
and brought to the next
meeting as a result of his
"Challenge to go turn one."
Jim makes large
scale visual aids for
use in his workshops.
Here are some pictures of Jim in action.
Click on a picture to view larger images.
Jim is comfortable
presenting to both
large and small
Workshop action shots