The Art of the Finial

Recorded: 
2018
Event: 
Turning Symposium 2018
Topics: 
Woodturning
Presenter: 
Keith Tompkins

Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers
Ninth New England Woodturning Symposium

Saturday May 12, 2018
Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH


Keith Tompkins
The Art of the Finial

A finely turned finial is perhaps the epitome of spindle turning, and a finial is the perfect finish for a hollow-form or an ornament. This presentation shows the necessary chucking methods and tool techniques required to turn beautiful, graceful finials. The demonstration will also cover the design considerations that go into creating a masterful finial.