The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

June 2015                            Vol. 16, No.6


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 20ís Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue.




Minutes (Wednesday, May, 2015 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Dick Buckley

Health Reports:


We had a another new member join the club, but I did not get his name.

Stan L brought some Redwood turning blocks and gave all who wanted a piece.

Show and Tell: May challenge was to make a goblet or some other piece with a captured ring.

Dan Vanderhoof: Brought an offset piece with 2 captured rings made from Honey Locus, finish


Stan Lambert: Brought a goblet with a ring kind of wood Heforgot with the club mix finish.

Nick Emslander: Brought a goblet with 3 rings made from Bubinga and Ebony, Unfinished.

Ralph Pehl: Brought a cage made from Pine and Plywood with a ring inside, unfinished.

Dr. Van: Brought a goblet made from Apple with a ring, Unfinished.

Ralph Torrence: Brought a piece with a ring made from Oak, finish Unknown.

Jerry Gipe: Brought a goblet with a ring made from Apple, unfinished.

Jane Kelly: Brought a piece with a ring made from Pine, Unfinished.

Other show and tell:

Dr Van: Brought a basket Made from Paduke and Maple he cut with a scroll saw, unfinished.

San Lambert: Brought a bowl made from Redwood finished with the club mix.

Jerry Gipe: Brought 2 wine coolers 1 made from reclaimed wood and the other made from

Tiger Wood and Maple. Both where finished with lacquer.

George Oliver: Brought a hollow form made from Sycamore with an umbra technique

finished with Lacquer. He also brought a bowl made from Cherry finished

Mahoney's Oil. His third piece was a night stand jewelry box made from Big

Leaf Maple burl with emerald inlay finished with lacquer.

Jane Kelly: Brought a bowl made from several layers of plywood glued together finished

with lacquer.

Ralph Pehl: Brought a walking stick made from Diamond Willow, finish unknown.

Treasurerís report: No report this meeting.

New Business:

Gathering Wood: We were offered some Cherry from Mark Radcliffe of Artistic Iron on

Grand Ave. and some of the members will be picking that up in the

next week or so. We will have Cherry wood to share.

Soliciting New Members: On going

Open Workshop: Was on Saturday, May 9 at Stan's shop where we made tops to be

handed out at St. Vincent's Pediatric Unite at a later date.

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: Classes for students are finished for this school year.

Monthly turning challenge:

The June challenge is for any kind of kitchen utensil.

We now have a new inventory list for our library and a new members list that are

posted on our web site, so if you would like a copy you can get it there or call Ron

Velin. We also have 2 new DVD's donated to the club by Mick McCormack. They are

Woodturning Projects with Rex & Kip volume 1 & 2.

Dr. Van talked to some one at St. Vincent's pediatric unit about us handing out tops to

children that are having to stay there. We received an E-mail stating that they would

like to have us do that at our convenience as long as it's OK with the parents. Could be

good exposure for the club.

Sunday, August 2 is the set up time for this year's fair so we are starting to plan for that.

Dr. Van told us that he had gotten a request for 6 more urns for unclaimed Veteranís

cremains and we are down to 7 more. If you are interested in making some urns to add

to our supply talk to Dr. Van.


PROGRAM: There was no program at this meeting.

PROGRAM: No program announced for next meeting.




From the Library


Calendar of Events

May 13th 7:00 Roaring 20ís Auto Club clubhouse:

June 10th 7:00 Roaring 20ís 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:

ďOne Good TurnĒ 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



Agenda (June 10, 2015 )

Meeting Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Roaring 20ís Car club facilities.

Officers: Ron, Stan, Leona, Nick

Call for Guests: ANY new Guests, get contact info

Cookies by: Martin Robinson

Treasurerís report: Leona Gipe

Show and Tell: Kitchen Products

Program: Chris Simonsen on applying CA finish

New Business:

2015 Dues are due, remain at $25.

Gathering Wood :

Open Workshop:

Had a good turnout and plenty of tops made at Stan Lambertís. Doc has contacted St. Vincents we will deliver the tops when he gets back from his trip.

Hands On Workshop with George Oliver: will be returning in 2015, details to be announced.

High school class: Stan and Jerry can update.

MontanaFair  : August 7 thru 15th

Work schedule has been passed around and still has spots available. Just because someone else has signed up, doesnít mean we canít use your help.

Yellowstone Woodturners Symposium #10

Be thinking of items for the silent auction, Dick Buckley has already donated a great sander to the cause, so go thru your unused items and see what you have available.

Alan Carter is extremely excited to be coming out to present four different sessions on: Long Stem goblets, suspended vessels, split bowl vessels and design. More info on Alan can be found at Dates are the same, October 17th and 18th. Cost will be $90 for full symposium and $75 for one day. Cost at the door will be $100. 

Great Falls Woodturners annual symposium, September 26 & 27, 2015, presenter is

Rudy Lopez from Florida (from Barry Rockwell, President.

Monthly turning challenge : Ideas for July?

2015 Cookie Sign up

JUNE................................Martin Robinson
JULY..................................Jim Danielson
AUGUST............................Doc Van
SEPTEMBER......................Ralph Torrence
OCTOBER..........................Ralph Pehl
NOVEMBER......................G.P. Hoffman
DECEMBER.......................Christmas party