Willamette Valley Woodturners


Willamette Valley Woodturners is a great place to mingle with other turners and make new friends. And it is beneficial when premier turners show up to do demonstrations and classes but one on one classes with experienced turners is also beneficial to beginning turners. The mentoring program is set up to allow beginning turners more resources to learn new techniques and to allow experienced turners to broaden their turning skills.

Mentors are club members who are willing to share their expertise and time to help other members learn new techniques. Typically they will open their shops for one-on-one help using their own lathes and tools. Below you will find a listing of available mentors along with their contact information and area of expertise. Club members and others who would like to be paired with a mentor would simply call the mentor and set up a mutually convenient time to meet.

Whether you are a new turner or have been turning for a long time, there is always something new to learn. If you need help on any skill, please call one of our volunteer mentors. This service is free to our members. If you can contribute additional skill areas contact Bruce Stangeby and have your name added to the list.

CityFirst NameLast NamePhone NumberArea Of Expertise
CorvallisJ. J.Jones(541) 745-3802Plates, natural edge bowls, general questions
CorvallisWalterThies(541) 752-5214Dust collection, Christmas ornaments, mushrooms
DallasMyronYancey(503) 623-8930Pens, bowls, Salt & Pepper grinders, and boxes
EugeneReedGray(541) 463-9634Bowls, coring, tool techniques
IndependenceNickStagg(503) 838-4817Sharpening, general turning
JeffersonBobGarvey(541) 327-2332Bowls and spindles
JeffersonJackKnight(541) 327-2647Turning basics, preparing turning wood
McMinnilleDouglasSmith(503) 472-5616Basic turning skills
Mill CityKennethSpaur(503) 897-2082Pens, bowls, general questions
MulinoRonaldFox(503) 759-3064Pens, casting and segmented work
SalemJimCoon(503) 566-6528Pens and general questions about turning
SalemJimDevorss(503) 399-0811Ornaments and general turning
SalemTerryGerros(503) 580-5013General turning, twist work, and sharpening
SalemTomMorrison(503) 364-3090Segmented bowls
Salem PetePeterson(503) 951-4873Bowls, pens, general questions
SalemBruceStangeby(503) 763-2398Hollow forms, general turning

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