To learn how this bowl was made you can read
Making Eclipse
Finally, an update!!

Dennis W. Montville

Artist, woodturner and builder of woodturning solutions

Sterling Heights, MI


2nd Place in Think Small Show

My piece called Decision has been awarded 2nd Place in the Think Small show at Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale. It is made on one piece of Mahogany and includes the custom fitted display stand. Here is a photo of the award and the winning piece:


 The other piece I have in the show is Restart, shown below. It is one piece of Black Walnut and also comes with a custom fitted display stand.

To see what items I have available for purchase, including my tools and hardware, you can check my new site on Etsy. To go there follow this link:

My Etsy Site

If you have a special request please let me know. I am accepting commission work too now. I just finished a jewelry repair job on a piece of rosewood used as a bracelet clasp.

If you're a local artist looking for someone to collaborate with I'd be happy to work with you. I can help with jig and fixture design and build, and have many unique pieces of woodworking and metal working machinery that you may not have access to otherwise. Scroll down to see a partial listing of my on-site capabilities. Contact me any time to discuss your needs.

I also have many videos on YouTube with everything from tips and pointers for wood turning to simply enjoyable videos of me getting work done. You can find them here:

 YouTube Videos


Type of work I do
I am an artistic woodturner, but that's not the only type of wood work that I do. Here's a short list of my capabilities:
  • Match to a part drawing
  • Turn to a drawing
  • Custom fits
  • Repairs and replacement work
  • Architectural turnings
  • Prototype models and molds
  • Special one-of-a-kind pieces
  • Exotic and domestic wood turning
  • My wood or bring your own
  • Rough turning or finish turning
 Here is a list of tools I have available in my shop
10 inch table saw 16 inch bandsaw (metal and wood cutting) scroll saw horizontal bandsaw (metal cutting) 10 inch radial arm saw 15 inch inch thickness planer bandsaw blade resistance welder 7 inch metal lathe
16 inch wood lathe (can turn outboard to 36 inch plus) 7 inch jointer 18-36 drum sander 6x48 belt sander oscillating spindle sander 12 inch disc sander 6 inch and 8 inch grinders 1/2 inch floor standing drill press
Heliarc and stick welder Acetylene welding and cutting torch set Metal and wood cutting die grinders Westhoff drilling machine (you'll just have to see it) Router mounted in table saw Standard and high speed video cameras Mac and PC video editing Call and we can discuss anything
sand blasting cabinet many air and electric hand tools Let me know what work you might need done. If you'd like to talk about a project just send me an email at


Artist Statementnt>

"Wood is one of the most expressive fundamental elements on earth. Once part of a living organism, it still expresses the echoes of that life captured within its fibers. This is the "voice" of the material. Engineering is the "voice" that humankind uses to express itself with works of visual and functional presence. My work combines both voices to create a harmony of natural and man-made beauty"