Mentoring is part of the education we offer to the members of the organization. Our organization has a lot of seasoned wood turners who are passionate about sharing the knowledge they have with fellow wood turners. Each mentor brings in different skill sets in the art and craft of wood turning. When you become a member of the Silicon Valley Wood turners, you are walking into an organization filled with people who are eager to share their knowledge. Regardless of whether you are new to wood turning or a seasoned wood turner there is always something or other that you can learn from the following people. They have agreed to spend their time to answer your questions or give you a helping hand to fix or guide you through the problems you face in turning.
Note: To contact any of the mentors, click/touch on their "Mentor" badge.
Emerald Hills, CA
I have been turning since 2015. I try to attend workshops with professional woodturners 2 to 3 times a year. In 2019, I attended a workshop with Trent Bosch and Jimmy Clewes. Both were 3-day workshops. I enjoy doing pens of all kinds, spindle work, natural edge bowls, coring with the Oneway system, hollow forms with finials, lidded boxes, kitchen ware items. I can also give you guidance on how to build a small kiln for wood drying. I am willing to mentor at my home workshop when it is safe and when the COVID 19 pandemic is over.
Los Gatos, CA
I am happy to offer whatever help and guidance I can based on my modest skill set in the following areas:
Wood processing and storing
Tool selection and sharpening
Turning technique for a variety of projects
Sanding and prep
Menlo Park, CA
I can help with general shop set up, dust collection, natural edge, hollowing and inlay to name a few. However, it will be virtual for the near term.