SDFWA Mentor Programs cover many aspects of woodworking and are conducted by members for members. The programs are free or have a nominal fee to cover materials, refreshments and sometimes lunch. We have many experienced members who are skilled woodworkers and willing to impart their knowledge to new and old members alike. Mentor classes are aimed at teaching basic skills such as hand tool sharpening, handmade dovetails, mortise and tenon joinery, finishing techniques, veneering and marquetry. Other classes include training on how to evaluate, operate and maintain woodworking machinery such as the router, table saw, band saw, plate jointer, scroll saw and lathe. Some of our members are available by special request for one-on-one training. The opportunity to ask for help from fellow members is one of the most valuable features of membership. With so many skilled members there is always help available for just about any task in woodworking.
Upcoming Mentor Class
When classes are scheduled, they will be announced here...
Bob Stevenson, Mentor Chairman
Following is a list of members who are willing to do One-on-One Mentoring for SDFWA members.
The above members have volunteered to be available to provide assistance with the topics listed after their name.
I am also available to discuss any questions about furniture making, finishing, general woodworking, and the mentoring program.
SDFWA, Chairman, Mentoring Program
Sharpening class - October 2015
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Pictures from previous mentor classes