The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

January 2015                            Vol. 16, No.1


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, Martin Robinson (406)-252-4457.

For those who liked the PBS Woodturning videos by Tim Yoder, Woodturning Workshop, He is now teaming up with Popular Woodworking and producing videos again.  They are free to watch on your computer and can be found at :  They are keeping the last 4 videos that you can watch on Popular Woodworking's website.


Woodturning Workshop


Think About Turning Today!


Meeting Location

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




Minutes (Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Meeting-Christmas Party)

Officers: Dr. Van, Martin, Stan, Nick, Ron

Call for Guests:

Cookies by:

Health Reports:


Show and Tell: December challenge ( Christmas ornaments)

Ralph Pehl: Brought a bird house ornament, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Tim Morgan: Brought 2 ornaments one was a lamp the other was a Christmas tree kind of wood

and finish unknown.

Dale Molyneaux: Brought a Christmas bottle stopper from sumac out of his back yard, painted finish.

Dave Torrence: Brought a Christmas bulb ornament with a carved landscape on it, kind of wood and

finish unknown.

Dan Vanderhoof: Brought a finial ornament, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Other show and tell:

Phil Scott: Brought 2 segmented bowls and a segmented vase, kind of woods and finish unknown.

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

Ralph Pehl: Brought a Cedar natural edge bowl with a lacquer finish, a goblet made from Ash, finish unknown.

Stan Lambert: Brought a candy bowl made from a Maple burl, finish unknown a bowl made from Maple, finish unknown and a Maple goblet with attached ring, finish


Tim Morgan: Brought a plate made from a old butcher block, with an epoxy finish a goblet,

kind of wood and finish unknown and 2 pencil holders, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Paul Spencer: Brought a jewelery stand made from Maple, Walnut and metal, finish unknown and 4 sets of earrings made from Maple, Diamond Wood, Corian

and Alabaster.

Nick Emslander: Brought an Eiffel Tower jewelery stand with Poplar wood turned shelves finished with a polyurethane and stain mix.

Treasurer’s report: No report this meeting.

New Business:

Gathering wood: On going

Soliciting new members: On going

Hands On Workshops: George Oliver said he will do 5 again in 2015.

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

Douglas Fisher, Parksville, BC, Canada

Wood sculptures using a lathe, adhesive designs, dyes, enhancements and off set turning.

Saturday (9:00 to 4:00) will be class type demo.

Sunday (9:00 to 4:00) will be a workshop with 8 lathes (observers welcome)

Approval of lathe purchase, Martin Robinson will sell a Delta midi lathe and chuck to the

club for $350, also need approval to purchase a lift table from Harbor

Freight (approx. $200 to $250). These items were voted on and approved.

High School classes:

Dan Vanderhoof, Jerry Gipe and Stan Lambert teaching classes in 2015 and other members are welcome to help.

Monthly turning challenge:

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

Juried critique of turning: There was no critique at this meeting.

List of Accomplishment in 2014


PROGRAM: Christmas Party

PROGRAM: No program announced for next meeting.


PROGRAM: There was no program this meeting.



From the Library


Calendar of Events

January 14th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:

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


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