Denis L. Delehanty

Woodturning
D2 Woodturning
15832 Berlin Turnpike Purcellville, VA 20132
Catoctin Region, Stop #10

Ash Box, 3
Ash Box, 3" Tall

Artist Statement

I have always loved woodworking. Like most folks, I started out doing home repairs, replacing window trim and building cabinets.

For the fun of it, I signed up for an introductory woodturning class at Highland Hardware in Atlanta, Georgia, and was immediately bitten by the woodturning bug. I like to turn wooden boxes, platters, bowls and utilitarian items such as stools, pens, pepper mills, and bottle stoppers. Because Virginia has such a wide variety of soft and hardwoods like maple, walnut, cherry and sycamore, I never have to purchase harvested or processed wood for my work. Through a network of friends and professionals, I obtain all of my wood from the waste generated by local home owners and commercial operations.

I focus on creating utilitarian pieces that showcase the natural beauty of wood. The art of woodturning compels me to develop new forms and styles. Each day, I look forward to the challenges and rewards of woodturning. And to enrich my creativity, I welcome every opportunity to collaborate with artists outside the world of woodturning.

Biorgraphy

Denis Delehanty has studied with many of the best known turners in the US and Europe including Jimmy Clewes, Nick Cook, Tom Wirsing, Nick Agar and Stewart Mortimer.

From 2013 through 2016, he served as a Board member for the American Association of Woodturners, a world wide organization serving fifteen thousand members and three hundred and fifty affiliated national and international chapters.

This experience gave him the opportunity to meet and become friends with many woodturning enthusiasts and professionals. He continues to lead initiatives to better serve woodturning teachers and Art and Craft centers, encouraging them to include woodturning in their curriculum.

Moving to Loudoun County in 2013 gave Delehanty the opportunity to build a woodworking shop of his own. Two years in the making, the shop now accommodates an instructor and eight students, each with their own woodturning stations. In addition to teaching his own students, the shop is also used by two of the local woodturning clubs for hands-on classes.

Ash Ring Box, 6
Ash Ring Box, 6" Tall, Dyed and Waxed
Box Elder Bowl and Box
Box Elder Bowl and Box
Cherry Drum Box, Rosewood Insert, Silver and Brass Inlay, 4
Cherry Drum Box, Rosewood Insert, Silver and Brass Inlay, 4" Tall
Honey Dips, Various Wood Types, Approximately 6
Honey Dips, Various Wood Types, Approximately 6" Long
Box Elder Bottle Stopper, Approximately 3
Box Elder Bottle Stopper, Approximately 3" Tall
Maple Platter, 11
Maple Platter, 11" Diameter
Maple Ring Box, 5
Maple Ring Box, 5" Tall
Maple Platter, 12
Maple Platter, 12" Diameter
European Style Pens, Various Wood Types Including Cherry, Spalted Maple, Walnut, Ground Hemlock and Crepe Myrtle
European Style Pens, Various Wood Types Including Cherry, Spalted Maple, Walnut, Ground Hemlock and Crepe Myrtle
Pizza Cutter with a Colored Wood Handle
Pizza Cutter with a Colored Wood Handle
Colonial Style, Poplar Stool, 16
Colonial Style, Poplar Stool, 16" Tall
Woodworking Studio/Classroom. This space has great lighting, it has 12' ceilings, it is heated and cooled with a high efficiency heat pump, plus it has a spacious bathroom with hot and cold water. It is new from the floors to the ceiling. The dimensions are 16' x 36'.
Woodworking Studio/Classroom. This space has great lighting, it has 12' ceilings, it is heated and cooled with a high efficiency heat pump, plus it has a spacious bathroom with hot and cold water. It is new from the floors to the ceiling. The dimensions are 16' x 36'.
Woodworking Studio and Shop Exterior. The exterior dimensions are 40' x 66'. The building has two end bays with a large center bay and a clear span 30' x 36' second floor. Parking is a large brick paved area before you reach the shop. We are set back 500' from the street.
Woodworking Studio and Shop Exterior. The exterior dimensions are 40' x 66'. The building has two end bays with a large center bay and a clear span 30' x 36' second floor. Parking is a large brick paved area before you reach the shop. We are set back 500' from the street.

Offering on tour: Pepper mills, bowls, platters, stools, pizza cutters, coffee scoops, pens, citrus juicers, wizard wands, finials, and boxes. Woodturning demos.

Catoctin Region Stop #10

Directions to D2 Woodturning:

From Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) take Purcellville Route 287 exit. Head north on Route 287 (Berlin Turnpike), studio is on the right. If you reach Route 9 you have gone too far.