Writer Profile for Dick Veitch

Dick Veitch Photo

Dick Veitch

South Auckland, New Zealand

My woodturning is focused on a number of competitive exhibitions each year. The rules of each exhibition dictate many of the forms that may be turned (such as bowl, box, hollow form, platter, vase) and may also include a sculptural or ornamental category which allows great freedom of expression. Rules are made to be stretched so the bowl, box, hollow form, platter, and vase may become stretched to artistic and functional limits.

I do like to see what different woods are like on the lathe, to test different tools, and to test other things which are proclaimed “wonderful” without the support of a real test. I also gain a lot of pleasure from participating in local, and more distant, woodturner gatherings where I assist with planning and tutoring. I also contribute to the South Auckland Woodturners Guild website and write for Creative Wood, New Zealand’s magazine for woodworkers.


Contact Info:

Email: dveitch@kiwilink.net.nz



Our Magazine Articles by Dick Veitch:

You are not signed into the Magazine. Please sign into the magazine account first and then any articles in your subscription will be linked so that you can go directly to them. Any articles not in your subscription can be purchased for a small fee.




A Square BowlJan 2017
Finishing Bowl BottomsFeb 2017
Commissionaire BoxMar 2017
A Wavy One-Winged BowlApr 2017
Turning a Saturn BoxMay 2017
Turn your own Egg and Egg CupAug 2017
Perfect Circle TemplateSep 2017
Understanding Hot Melt Glue for the WoodturnerNov 2017
An alternative chucking methodJan 2018
Deer Antler BoxApr 2018