• Larry Sefton

Dennis Paullus - Virtual Demonstration April 24, 2021

MSWG’s Lifetime Award and Charter Member Dennis Paullus will be our demonstrator on April 24, 2021. Meeting will start at 9:00 AM followed by the Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD). Our Zoom meeting room opens at 8:30 am. This will be a prerecorded demonstration with live narration and live Q&A/discussion. Dennis will be demonstrate and discuss the roughing out of a bowl from chain sawing the log to a dry bowl ready for the second turning including the sealing and drying process that he has used for thousands of bowls.

Dennis's CV includes the following, “I am a woodturner and carver. I started my woodturning in 1996 when I received a lathe for Christmas. I struggled trying to learn how to turn until I joined a local woodturning club in Memphis TN. Since then, I have been on a journey of learning and discovery of the woodturning world. I am a product of the woodturning world; I have been taught and mentored by my fellow club members and I have attended many national and regional symposiums.

"I turn functional and sculptural work. I have turned many, many bowls and hundreds of boxes, both lidded and threaded. Hollow vessels have become a favorite project of mine too. Carving, texturing, and embellishing has also become a big part of my work today. The simple and even extraordinary embellishments can be accomplished with surprisingly simple tools and techniques.”

The following photos show some of Dennis's signature work:

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