The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

May 2015                            Vol. 16, No.5


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, April 8, 2015 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Nick Emslander

Health Reports: Ron Velin could not make the meeting because he had the flu.


Leo Hart was a guest that came to ask if any of our members would be interested in making shelves

and lockers for a privet school. He was told to talk with Phil Scott.

Jane Kelly joined as our lasted member.

Show and Tell: April challenge walking sticks.

Dan Vanderhoof: Brought 2 sticks, 1 made from Sage Orange with Paulís mix finish and the other

made from Diamond Willow with a tungoil finish.

Dale Molyneaux: Brought a stick made from Sumac and Walnut with a handle that was his old hip

joint, finish unknown.

Stan Lambert: Brought 2 sticks, 1 made from Cedar, Ebony and Purple heart unfinished and the

other made from Alder and Ebony unfinished.

Nick Emslander: Brought a stick made from Walnut unfinished.

Roger Hust: Brought 3 sticks 2 made from Cedar, finish unknown and the other made from segmen-

ted Apple branch, finished unknown.

Chris Simonsen: Brought a stick made from Alder I think, finish unknown.

Ralph Pehl: Brought 2 sticks 1 made from Diamond Willow, finish unknown and the other is a

heirloom that had 3 sections that screwed together.

Tim Morgan: Brought a stick, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Andrew Bishop: Brought a stick made from Cedar and Juniper unfinished.

Ky Mofffet: Brought 2 sticks, kind of wood unknown and finished with vaseline.

Other show and tell:

Dr Van: Brought segmented urn made from Paduak and Mahogany with master gel finish.

He also brought an Easter bear made from Cedar, unfinished and a stand for an

egg made from Elm, unfinished.

San Lambert: Brought a 10Ē bowl made from Alder, unfinished.

Andrew Bishop: Brought a table top made from Russian Olive, unfinished and a bowl also

made from Russian Olive, unfinished.

Jarred McDaniel: Brought 4 candlestick holders made from Walnut with CA finish.

Mick McCormack: Brought a pencil box made from an old Cedar post, unfinished.

We had a drawing for 5 prizes for all the members that brought some thing show. The

winners were Roger Hust, Chris Simonsen, Dan Vanderhoof, Nick Emslander and Jarred


Treasurerís report: No report this meeting.

New Business:

Gathering Wood: We were offered some Cherry from Mark Radcliff 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 Work Shop: To be decided.

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 paid 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 told us that they have 4 to 5

students turning at there class and some are quite good. They also told us

the next class is the last for this year and it will be a social event with food

and drinks.

Monthly turning challenge:

May challenge is a goblet or some other thing with a captured ring.

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.


PROGRAM: Jarred McDaniel our resident Plastic Sergeant gave a great presentation on all types

of injuries that can happen in the art of woodturning. Such as finger, hand, arm,

eye etc. that could be as little a sliver to a loss of a finger. He told us to keep an eye

on all types of injuries for any signs of any infection and get to the hospital as soon

as possible. He also let us know what kind of medical supplies to have in our shops,

number 1 being soap and water.

Nick had some added information on a possible craft show fund raiser for the club.



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