The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

July 2014                            Vol. 15, No.7


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 :  There are now 6 videos that you can watch on Popular Woodworking's website.


Woodturning Workshop


Think About Turning Today!

July 2014, President’s Message:

During July we must look forward to our busiest month of the year August. We will serious start planning for it during out July meeting. So here is the busy schedule for August.

August is going to be the busiest month of this year for our club. Here is the August schedule:

August 13: Regular meeting

August 8-16: Montana Fair and our demonstration daily at the Hobby Hall

August 21: Presentation at noon at the Western Heritage Museum. The presentation will be filmed and be put in the Museum library for anyone to view in the future.

August 23-24: Symposium 9 with Kip Christensen

The more participation by members, the better and easier this month will be. And the more fun all of us will have. Thank you for being so generous with your time.

Dr. Van


Meeting Location

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




Minutes (Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Meeting)

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

Call for Guests: No guest for June meeting.

Cookies by: Jerry Gipe

Health Reports: Paul Spencer was able to make it to the meeting. He said he was slowly getting better but still had a long way to go. It was good to see you Paul!

Correspondence: We did have a guest come to the meeting that is thinking about joining the club.  His name was Tim, and we hope see him become a member.

Dr. Van was not able to make the meeting so Stan ran the meeting.

Show and Tell: May Challenge (birdhouse ornament)

Stan Lambert: 1 birdhouse made from several different woods. The finish was unknown.

Dave Torrence: 2 birdhouses, a small one made from Black Walnut and Cherry and other larger one the wood was unknown. The finishes were unknown.

Jerry Gipe: 1 birdhouse, the wood and finish are unknown.

Dale Molyneaux: 1 birdhouse still in the making made from Oak.

Not as good of participation as we have seen. Must be the “SUMER DOWN TURN”

Other Show and Tell:

Jerry Gipe: Brought a wine cooler made from Maple with a metal core. The finish is unknown.

Paul Spencer: Brought a jewelry stand made from Maple and Black Walnut with a metal disk.  Finish is unknown.

Stan Lambert: Brought some pens, but the kind of woods Finishes were unknown.

Treasurer’s report: We didn't have a report because Martin was at the National AAW Convention.

New Business:

Gathering wood:

Nothing new to report.

Soliciting new members

Nothing new to report.

Super CA glue: Chris Simonsen brought 6-16 ounce bottles to sell and they were gone in minutes.

TV appearance: On May 22 KTVQ2 presented on it's evening news the interview concerning our urn project for unclaimed cremains of veterans. Our story was in connection with the upcoming dedication of the Laurel Military Cemetery as a National Military Cemetery. It was excellent.

Hands On Workshops:

    George Oliver's next session will be June 21 at Dan Vanderhoof's shop. It will be on making lidded boxes. As of the end of meeting members who said that

    they would like to turn there were Dale M, Jerry G, Dr. Van and Nick would be there as an observer. 

    George Oliver's next sessions:

    June 21 Vanderhoof shop

    July 12 Lambert shop

    September 13 Scott shop

    October 4 Shop to be determined

Montana Fair August 8-16, 2014 (July meeting will be to line up Fair demo Hobby Hall)

Western Heritage Museum

August 21, presentation and filming

45 minute presentation with lathe present and finished items to stay at Museum and be seen by visitor.

Symposium 9:

    Kim Christensen, August 23-24

Monthly turning challenge

    June ... birdhouse ornament

    July … Any type of bowl

High school classes:

    My best discovery lately:

    There was no discovery given at this meeting.

    Juried critique of turning:

    There was no critique at this meeting


PROGRAM: Show interview about our urn project on KTVQ2

PROGRAM: Finish the second half of the video from the last meeting.

CHALLENGE FOR JULY: Any type of bowl



From the Library


Calendar of Events

July 9th,7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:  President’s challenge: Any type of a bowl

 August 13th, 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:  President’s challenge:


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:  Richard Vande Veegaete (Dr. Van) (406)245-9945
Stan Lambert  (406)348-3499
SECRETARY:  Nick Enslander (406)259-6762
Martin Robinson (406)-252-4457
Librarian: Marjorie Ferrin (406) 656-1744
Photographer: George Hoffman (406) 259-9023
Technical Advisor: Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
Web Site:

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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 9


Kip W. Christensen

Kip W. Christensen, PhD, is a professor in the School of Technology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is also an accomplished and well-known woodturner. His work has been published in over 20 books and in a variety of magazines and journals, and displayed in many galleries and international juried exhibitions. He has given over 150 national and several international presentations. Gallery curator and author Kevin Wallace wrote "The work of Kip Christensen is always aesthetically pure and technically precise". And he has a unique ability to speak and communicate with the average turner.


Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse

7400 Grand Ave

Billings, Montana


Saturday, August 23 and Sunday,  August 24



Yellowstone Woodturners

Agenda (July 9, 2014)

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

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Ron Velin

Health Reports:


Treasurer’s report:

Show and Tell: Presentation of Bowls (July challenge)

New Business:

Gathering wood

Hands On Workshops: Line up 6 or 7 turners, list those who wish to observe and next

project will be turning a natural edge bowl

Montana Fair

Western Heritage Museum

Symposium 9:

Monthly turning challenge

High school classes

Juried critique of turning:

Program: No specific program because of the need to line up George Oliver Workshop

(natural edge bowl) and need to line up the fair demo