A professional woodturner, Kurt enjoys the continuum of woodturning from making his own turning tools to photographing his finished turnings. He keeps his turnings diverse in an effort to explore fully the craft and the medium. As frequent demonstrator and instructor on all facets of woodturning, he particularly enjoys teaching tool sharpening, workholding, and advanced penmaking.
Beginning in 2012, various series, Workholding Aids and Chucking, Woodturning Know How, and What You Need to Know, have been a regular feature column for Woodturning Magazine. His columns, The Journey from Penturning to Penmaking and Behind the Scenes, for Woodturning Design magazine ran from 2008 until WTD ceased publication in 2014. He is past President of the American Association of Woodturners, one of the four Council Members of the Pen Makers Guild, and past Chairman of the Rochester Woodworkers Society.
His work has been featured in the American Association of Woodturners "Rounding The Corners" Exhibit and published in Woodturning Design, Woodturning magazine, American Woodturner, Pen World, and Stylus magazines. You can see the range of his work on www.kurthertzog.com, and on www.penmakersguild.com.