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Making Eclipse

Dennis W. Montville

Artist, woodturner and builder of woodturning solutions

Sterling Heights, MI


Items I have on Etsy Items I have on eBay My YouTube Videos
I'm now a member artist at Lawrence Street Gallery. They're on Woodward just South of 9 Mile Road on the East (Northbound) side of Woodward. To see the Lawrence Street Gallery web site follow the link below:

Lot's of new listings on Etsy

I've just finished refreshing my listings on Etsy and have 71 items to choose from. Below are some of the new pieces I have available. Just click on the link above to view everything. New things being listed often now.



Now offering different size ferrules

I'm now making ferrules in 3/4 and 7/8 inch O.D. sizes. I currently have them in 3/4 inch lengths but can make custom lengths if you need. Just let me know. You can click on the photos below to be taken to my Pattern site page where you can find these and other items I have to offer.


Lots of new work available

I've just listed a lot of new turnings and bowls on Etsy this past week and have more to put on soon. Click on any photo below to be taken directly to my Pattern by Etsy site. There you can see everything I have available right now.


The Latest.....

So, here it is nearly June and I haven't updated things since March. My bad. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, it's that I've been VERY BUSY! I'm making new work and getting some commissioned work, plus I've been working ON the shop nearly as much as I've been working IN the shop. I now have a new place for my 12" miter saw and it's working out great. Here's a photo:

Here's another announcement. I've been accepted into the Summer Artists' Market! I'll have over 40 pieces there to choose from. The dates are June 4 & 5. There will be several artists there showing and selling all manner of amazing things, not to mention the wonderful home furnishings and accessories that they always have at their exciting store. They're located on 14 Mile Road in Clawson. Here's a link to the Artists' Market page on their site:

live well.  laugh often.  shop much.

Hope you can stop by and visit. 

A New Video!!!

Yes, I'm bad. It's been like, forever, since I've made a new video. But I'm getting back into them and this latest one is on the topic of my new brush holders. If you'd like to see what goes into making them you can go to the link above for My YouTube Videos, or simply click on the photo of the setup for drilling the holes in the brush holder below.



I really do make them!

I wanted to show you that I do indeed make the ferrules I sell for tool handles. Here's a photo of one being finished trimmed on my lathe. After cleaning up the saw cut marks and trimming to length the outside and inside edges are also deburred on the lathe. This process takes time but produces a clean and beautiful ferrule ready for your custom handle.



I can now take credit cards directly. If you come out and decide to purchase a piece we can process everything on your credit card. _________________________________________________




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:
  • Railing posts and balusters
  • Turn to a drawing
  • Custom fits
  • Repairs and replacement work
  • Architectural turnings
  • Prototype models and molds
  • Special one-of-a-kind pieces
  • Architectural reproduction turning
  • 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"