East Texas Woodturners' Association

Mentoring Program

Updated Dec05, 2017

A mentor is someone who enjoys providing training, encouragement, advice, help in woodturning techniques, building jigs, and other woodturning related help for our club members. Most of these events will consist of a meeting of the mentor with an individual. The intent is hands on tutoring rather than demonstration. Or, you can contact the listed mentors with your questions and they will listen to your requests, decide how they can best help and they will provide you with telephone assistance, invite you to their shop, or come to your shop. This is an offer you need to take advantage of. All you need to do is ask. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are provided below. You can also talk to them at our club meeting.

Club Mentors

Tom Crosby (903 567-4701) Canton ctomsturnings@aol.com

Ed Heuslein (903 834-3838) Kilgore/Overton heuslein@gmail.com

Ken Terrell (903 839-4735) Tyler kpterrell@suddenlink.net

Paul Coppinger (903 638-6008) Mineola paulcop68@thecoppingers.net

Walter Tate (903 534-8808) Tyler mailto:watltertate1@suddenlink.net

Mark Anthony (903 963-7128) Van mailto:emark@att.net

John Wood (936-875-6100) Lufkin  twowood6@yahoo.com


J.J. Altier (903-714-3353) Ben Wheeler jjaltiertx@gmail.com


Quote from Member Mark Anthony:

  "We had a good time learning and talking shop.  The mentoring program is one of the most beneficial elements of the club.  Not only do we benefit from years of other folks expertise, but new friendships are made as well.  It is a great program, and I would encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity".

Back to Home Page