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 and have your name added to the list, or if you are a new member with questions, contact our
Mentor Coordinator Paul Hirt.
||Area Of Expertise
||Dust collection, Christmas ornaments, mushrooms
||Sharpening and turning
||Ornaments and general turning
||General turning, twist work, and sharpening
||Mentor Coordinator; General Turning
||Hollow forms, general turning
||Blank prep, Bowls, General