The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

November 2013                             Vol. 14, No.11


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.


Think About Turning Today!

November 2013 President’s Message:

The year is rapidly reaching an end and winter is now upon us. As a club, the past year has truly been a success. It is now time for all the Yellowstone woodworkers to think of year 2014 and who you want to elect for your leadership. The nomination committee is searching for those who will step forward and take an officer position. If you are interested, please step forward. We need you! I have been your president for the past 3 years and it is now time for me to step down. It has been a joy serving you.

Christmas Meeting and Potluck, December 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the South Side Senior Citizens Center

Please put our December meeting on your calendar. It will be a meeting for all your family (bring your spouse and kids and anyone else interested in turning), will be held at the Senior Citizens Center at 6:00 on Wednesday evening, and bring your best turned pieces for “show and tell.” Also bring a salad or a main dish or a desert. The club will provide a cooked Christmas ham. And a good time will be had by all

Dr. Van


Meeting Location

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




Yellowstone Woodturners
October 2013 Meeting Minutes
Guests:  Ron Harper from Sheridan was our guest; he is new to woodturning and looking for a support group.
Cookies:  Martin provided the cookies for the meeting.
Health reports:  Jerry Gipe is scheduled to have knee surgery in mid December
Show & Tell:  
- Paul brought in 2 nice long and delicate spindles; one made from aspen and the other out of maple.  He also brought in 2 sea urchin ornaments.

Ralph Pehl brought in a burl bowl made from mystery wood.

- We have approx. $3900 in the treasury and expect about $400 in expenditures by the year end.
- The symposium was well received by the attendees.  Thanks for all the donations of wood, tools, etc. for the silent auction which resulted in about $700 for the club.  Overall the club netted about $1183 for the symposium.  
- The club purchased Rex Burningham’s collection of DVD’s for the library.
- Ideas for next year’s symposium were discussed and there were several suggestions to have a demonstration focusing on hollow forms.  
- The Montana Fair awarded the club with $40 for winning and participating at the Hobby Hall.
- We will need a new club president and secretary for next year.  Ralph Pehl, Jerry Gipe and Stan are on the election committee to identify candidates for the 2 offices.  If you would like be an officer or have a suggestion contact one o them.
- Turning at West High will continue again this year starting Wednesday October 23rd.  Contact Paul if you would like to help.
- Chaplin Mark McManus for the Rimrock Foundation spoke about his mission and desire to have individual communion cups made.  Several club members brought nice examples of communion cups for Mark to look at.     
Upcoming Events:
- Our Christmas Party Potluck is scheduled for December 11th at the South Side Senior Center.




From the Library

8 Newly Added videos from Rex Burningham, Our 2013 Symposium guest presenter,   are now available for sign out.

1. Turning Pens with Kip and Rex Volume I.

2. Turning Pens with Kip and Rex Volume II.

3. Woodturning Projects with Kip and Rex volume I.

4. Woodturning Projects with Kip and Rex volume II.

5. Woodturning Projects with Kip and Rex volume III.

6. Woodturning Projects with Kip and Rex volume IV.

7. Woodturning Christmas Ornaments with Kip and Rex volume V.

8. Woodturning Christmas Ornaments with Kip and Rex volume VI.


Calendar of Events

November 13th, 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:,

December 11th, 6:00 Southside Senor Center: Christmas Potluck and Gifts Contest:

January 8th, 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:  Richard Vande Veegaete (Dr. Van) (406)245-9945
Stan Lambert  (406)348-3499
SECRETARY:  Dan Vanderhoof (406)696-5382
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:

“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



AGENDA (November 13, 2013)


Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Dan Vanderhoof

Health Reports:


Show and Tell:

Treasurer’s report:

Old Business:

New Business:

Program: Review of the Yellowstone Woodturners Library

Demonstration of the Harrison Specialties Vacuum Chuck