The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

April 2015                            Vol. 16, No.4


From the Editor

Those Members who did not attend the business meeting and wish to know the status of the Clubs funds can contact the club Treasurer,  Leona Gipe (406)248-1664.


Woodturning Workshop


Think About Turning Today!


Meeting Location

Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue.




Minutes (Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Dave Torrence/ Cake & ice cream instead for “Dr Van's 75th Birthday”

Health Reports:


Show and Tell: March challenge any plate,platter,bowl etc. with some kind of embellishment on it.

Ron Velin: Made a platter from Poplar wood with gold leaf overlay, kind of finish unknown.

Dr Van: Made a raised rim bowl, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Ralph Torrence: Brought a panel truck and a nataraja piece made from a lot of different woods, kind of finish unknown.

Dan Vanderhoof: Made a cribbage board from Birch with a lazier cut embellishment on it, finished with Paul's mix.

Dale Molyneaux: Made a plate from Norway Pine with a lacquer finish and a plate made from a combination of Box Elder and Walnut with a lacquer finish.

Stan Lambert: Made a platter from Oak with a finish using Paul's mix.

Nick Emslander: Made a platter bowl combination from Cottonwood burl with a lacquer finish.

Ellis Wyman: Made a plate, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Jerry Gipe: Made a potpourri bowl made from Black Oak, Plywood and ?, finish unknown.

Roger Hust: Made a segmented plate and bowl from Oak, Ash and Poplar with a clear poly finish.

Other show and tell:

Jerry Gipe: Brought a display case that he and Phil Scott made for metals that a friend of his won. This friend was a teacher of his which he also bowls with and he recently broke his neck.

Dr Van: Brought a segmented bowl kind of wood and finish unknown.

Dan Vanderhoof: Brought a natural edge bowl made from Black Cottonwood with a tung oil finish and a candy bowl made from Walnut with a CA glue finish.

San Lambert: Brought a 14” bowl made from ?/Maple burl with a Paul's mix finish.

Andrew Bishop: Brought a table made from Russian Olive and Ash unfinished. Martin Robinson: Brought a art piece that he got at the Woodturners National Symposium that was made from Sycamore with some pursing with a lacquer finish. We had a vote on the pieces that we liked the most and there were 5 prizes, after the vote #1 was Nick Emslander #2 Stan Lambert #3 Dan Vanderhoof #4 Ralph Torrence #5 Jerry Gipe. We had a great participation.

Treasurer’s report: We have a total of 38 paid members at this time and we still have good balance. If you have any questions call Leona.

New Business:

Gathering wood: On going. If you hear of any one that has wood they want to get rid of or is having trees taken down that are good turning wood, call Ron Velin.

Soliciting new members: On going

There will be an open work shop some time in April at Stan Lambert's shop.

Hands On Workshops: George Oliver said he will do some Workshops, the particulars to be worked out when he returns.

2015 Dues are due, remain at $25.

Great Falls Woodturners annual symposium, September 26 & 27 2015, presenter is Rudy Lopez from Florida (from Barry Rockwell, President)

Yellowstone Woodturners Symposium for 2015... October 17-18 Alan Carter will be our presenter. Cost if payed by September 9 $ 90.00 Cost if payed after September 9 $100.00 Cost for one day Saturday or Sunday $ 75.00 Under 18 Free Includes: lunch, coffee, cookies and snacks.

High School classes: Dan Vanderhoof, Jerry Gipe and Stan Lambert teaching classes in 2015 and they are the first Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. At West High School wood shop. If you would like to go and see what it is like or teach you may stop by. Jerry told us that they have some really interested students right now.

Monthly turning challenge: April challenge is to make a walking stick.

My best discovery lately: There was no discovery given at this meeting.

New officers for 2015 President... Ron Velin Treasurer... Leona Gipe Secretary... Nick Emslander Vice President... Stan Lambert



From the Library


Calendar of Events

March 11th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:

April 8th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse: Jarred McDaniel, will be giving a presentation on safety and injuries.


Wanted, For sale, Free 

This is your area,  Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.


A Message From Members


"Creativity Is Allowing Yourself To Make Mistakes.

Art Is Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep."

Happy Turning


Club Sponsors


PRESIDENT:  Ron Velin (406)679-0902
Stan Lambert  (406)348-3499
SECRETARY:  Nick Enslander (406)259-6762
Leona Gipe (406)248-1664
Nick Enslander (406)259-6762
Photographer: George Hoffman (406) 259-9023
Technical Advisor: Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
Web Site:

“One Good Turn” is the monthly newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturner

Billings, Montana

Yellowstone Woodturners Club

PO Box 21836

Billings, MT 59104

A local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.


Map to Meeting Location


Yellowstone Woodturners

Symposium 10


Alan Carter

Demonstrations on:

Turning long stem goblets, Suspended vessels, Split bowl vessels, and Design woodwork so that you can find your own creative voice


October 17th & 18th

Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse

7400 Grand Avenue

Billings, Montana

9:00am to 4:00pm

Lunch Provided