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MENTORS

These San Diego Woodturners Club members volunteer to share their knowledge and expertise with other members. Located in various parts of the County, feel free to contact one in your area for needed assistance.

Allen Brooks

Allen Brooks
(619) 445-4769

Alpine, CA

Allen is a good all around wood turner but emphasizes lidded containers which includes the use of exotic woods, inlays, suction or friction lids, design, finishes and marketing.

Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell
(951) 767-0455

Temecula, CA

A versatile turner, Pete can help you in almost every area of turning. He is best known for his large hollow forms and lidded boxes.

Ed Ducharme

Ed Ducharme
(619) 448-0389

Santee, CA

Ed is best known for his spindle turning, and his skew work, but like all mentors he can help you in any area of wood turning.

Joe Fleming

Joe Fleming
(858) 586-0562

San Diego (Scripps Ranch), CA

You need it, Joe can do it. That's all we can say about that.

Mark Jacobson

Mark Jacobson
(858) 449-5669

Escondido, CA

Mark is great at wood prep,chainsawing and bowl turning

Oskar Kirsten

Oskar Kirsten
(858) 274-3472

San Diego (Pacific Beach), CA

Oskar is probably best known for his hollow forms, but he can handle any aspect of wood turning.

Jim Meeks

Jim Meeks
(858) 775-7740

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Jim belongs to the Poway Arts and Crafts Guild. He likes to do a variety of small projects to present and sell at the craft fair. Projects range form small items like ornaments, peppermills, earring dolls, pens, bottle stoppers, etc. to larger things like platters, bowls and hollow forms.

Jeff Neff

Jeff Neff
(619) 384-3183
jneff1@san.rr.com

San Diego (Mira Mesa), CA

Jeff likes to make all types of turnings from bowls and platters, boxes, hollow forms, pens, pierced, textured or carved.
Jeff is also the Mentor Chairman.

Don Owen

Don Owen
(619) 426-1457

Chula Vista, CA

Don is an amazing, prolific, bowl turner. If you have a question about chain saws, gathering wood, cutting blanks and selecting the best features of the wood, Don is your man.

Brian Saunders

Brian Saunders
(858) 571-5384

San Diego, CA

Brian is great at pen prep, pen turning and CA Finish

Paul Terlouw

Paul Terlouw
(760) 753-2693

Encinitas, CA

Paul is a very accomplished turner and enjoys passing on his skills as a thread chaser. Paul has a good grasp of working with the skew chisel.


HONORED PAST MENTORS

Ken Roth

Poway, CA

Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings

Escondido, CA

Horst Remmling

Horst Remmling

Encinitas, CA