Woodturning program for veterans
October 22, 2021 | 2:24 pm CDT

VetsTurn is a veteran program led by YouTuber Paul Mayer that works with tool vendors and members of the woodturning community to provide a complete setup of woodturning equipment, along with supplies, training, and ongoing support to selected US Combat Veterans. 

The program was started in 2019 and has awarded woodturning systems to eight US veterans in its first two years. The results and feedback from participants have been extremely positive. 

In 2021, the VetsTurn plans to award woodturning systems to an additional six veterans, bringing the total membership in the program to fourteen.

For more information, view this video.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Profile picture for user larryadams
About the author
Larry Adams | Editor

Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).