Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse
The Monthly Newsletter of
October 2016 Vol.
The meeting is Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM
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
Think About Turning Today!
Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse,
7400 Grand Avenue.
(Wednesday July 13, 2016 Meeting)
(Wednesday August 10, 2016 Meeting)
(Wednesday September 14, 2016 Meeting)
Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick
Historian Photographer: Jane Kelly
Call for Guests: We had two guests at this
meeting, Ivy Crumb who is the daughter of Jesse
Crumb. She said that she wants to learn how to
Cookies by: Ralph P. Next meeting it will be
Health Reports: Dave Torrence was not present because he
was feeling ill. Hopefully he fills better soon.
Correspondence: We have some hats and sew on patches with
our club's logo for sale. Call Ron V.
Show and Tell: No special challenge this month.
Jane K. Brought 2 Russian Olive winged bowls, 1 Elm bowl
and 1 Cedar winged bowl. All finished with EEE Ultra Shine.
Dale M. Brought a music baton made from Ebony and
fiberglass with a super glue finish.
Ivy C. Brought 2 turned turned pieces, kind of wood and
Jerry G. Brought a Cedar post vase and a Russian Olive
bowl both with a lacquer finish.
Tim M. Brought a vase made from a Juniper fence post with
a poly finish.
Ellis W. Brought a picture of toy boxes he made from Oak
and Walnut, kind of finish unknown.
Dr Van Brought a Cedar, Ash and segmented urn, finish
Phil S. Brought a segmented urn made from Holly and Wenge
with a Master Gel finish.
Ray C. Brought 5 Elm bowls, 1 Silver Maple bowl , 1 Ash
bowl and 1 Elm vase, finishes unknown.
Stan L. Brought a bowl made from Apricot with club mix
finish. He also brought a picture of our trailer with the graphics on it. He
plans on giving the bowl to Trim Line as a thank you and it will set on there
counter with the picture of our trailer behind it. We may get some exposure from
Several of our members showed some of their pieces at our
Fair and most if not all got ribbons and made money.
Next month's challenge: Any thing you want to turn. (BE
Treasurer’s report: We had no
new expenses and have a good balance. If you have any questions call Ron or
Leona. Leona mentioned that we have only 12 or so signed up for our Symposium at
this time. If you know any one that may be interested let them know about it.
Gathering Wood: On going. We have a lot of wood
for our members and if you would like some call Stan and he can bring it to our
Soliciting New Members: On going
Open Workshop: Nothing scheduled
Hands On Workshops: Nothing scheduled.
2016 Dues are due, they remain at $25.
Keith Gotschall will be our presenter for
Symposium 11 on October 8th & 9th , 2016.
His Website is
http://keithgotschall.com if you would like to see some of his work.
Ron mentioned that registration for our Symposium
is now on our Web Site. We can use more items for our silent auction, so if you
can bring them to our next meeting.
We had a motion and it was second to have our
October meeting a week early so it will come be for our Symposium. The new night
will be October 4th .
Stan and Ron have got all the wood together that
Keith G. requested to have for the Symposium.
There was a big thank you out to Stan L. for all
the work he put in on pricing and getting the graphics on our trailer.
Ron V. will be moving in the near future and we
will not have a President, so we will need a replacement. If you are interested
in being President contact Ron or Dr Van.
The pictures of the projects for show and tell
that Jane takes, Paul now has on our Web Site. Take a look at them, there great.
High School classes: No news on when they will
If you need a new members list call Ron Velin.
The updated ones are now finished.
PROGRAM: George O. gave a great informational
talk on a product that he had seen and wanted to try. He looked around and found
a U.S. Company that sales it. It is called Yorkshire Grit and it is a gel like
substance that has a grit in it for finish sanding of our turnings. He told us
and had a sample piece that he sanded down to 240 grit then applied some of the
gel to the piece with his fingers. He said you started applying the gel at a low
speed then start increasing the speed until it gets warm. Then you wipe it
off with a paper towel and you end up with a 1000 grit finish. He told us we can
buy it on Walnut Log.com for $22.50 plus $7.25 shipping and handling.
Dr Van showed us a scrap book that he has been
working on for years that is about some of our members and their shops. He also
has the obituaries of all the members that have passed since he became a member
in 2008. He told us that 12 members have passed away since that time.
He also talked a little about saw stops and how
beneficial they can be to us. He has one and he showed us the results of his
mishap he had with a metal push stick. Then he gave an interesting talk on
his new passion, segmenting and how to get started. He told us about some of the
books he got and how they tell you the amount and sizes of each kind of wood
you'll need for each project in the books. They tell you the angles to the
pieces, the number of rings, how to glue them together etc.
PROGRAM: No program set up by the end of the
Wanted, For sale,
This is your area,
Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.
A Message From Members
Shop Tips from AAW
Handy Woodturning Hints.
Support for Turning Bottom of Bowls An alternative to the
"wooden running pads" described in another tip: Take one of the plastic nuts
that is used in some plumbing connections, such as the flexible connector that
attaches to water using appliances, and place it over the end of the conical
live center. The point of the live center does not protrude past the open end of
the plastic nut and thus provides a small circular support surface at the wood
Warnie Lore St Albans, West Virginia
Get a Fantastic Finish on Less Than Fantastic Wood
If the bowl you turned has a bit of tearout or a portion of it contains punky
wood, there are some steps you can take to salvage the piece:
Leave the piece on the lathe and do not sand
through the grits at this point.
Select the oil finish of your choice-tung
oil, walnut oil, Waterlox, Minwax natural stain, etc.-and liberally coat the
inside and outside of the bowl.
Select the lowest grit of sandpaper that you
normally use-100, 120 are what most people start with.
Keep the bowl wet with oil using a quality
paper towel or cotton rag and begin sanding. You can power sand or hand sand, if
the piece is small, but keep applying oil during the sanding process.
With this grit, remove as much of the tearout
and punkiness as possible, but do not remove the excess slurry you have created.
Let the bowl dry overnight.
The next day, select the next grit, probably
120. Apply the oil generously and sand, keeping the piece saturated with oil.
Let the piece dry overnight.
Repeat this process until you have sanded
through 600 grit or higher.
By this time, the slurry will have filled in
the tearout and the punky areas and the multiple applications of oil will have
created a nice sheen.
Let the bowl dry thoroughly for several days
and then buff to a beautiful finish.
This process also works very well on tighter grain woods that do not have
tearout or suffer from punky areas.
~Keeley Guthrie Brazos Valley Woodturners, Waco, TX
An Article From More Woodturning
Navaho Border Patterns
for Segmented Turning Feature Rings
by Bill Kandler
You know what they say about idle
This spring, I got to thinking about
doing a Navaho border pattern for a new project. I started playing with the
cutting angle and make up of the diamond, the width of the slice, and the size
of the saw kerf. In doing so, I came to realize that there’s an awful lot of
variability in the result that comes from being able to change each one of these
items. So many were the variations, and the results differed so much from the
starting point, that I came to the decision that I needed to put together a
model of the process. A model so I could see what was going on. And, when you
have a model, you get to make the rules. Did I say rules? No, I meant to say no
rules. The border pattern is usually made with a double border. But what would
it look like with a single border or a three-part border? Wow! Here are four
examples to show what I mean:
Starting Diamond Sliced Result
Figure 1 is a 30 degree diamond with
a double border. The slices, 1/8” thick, are cut with a bandsaw. It results in a
kind of snowflake appearance because the inner border color matches the
surrounding material. Figure 2 is a 40 degree diamond with no distinct borders;
just color and contrast. Again the slices are 1/8” thick and cut with a bandsaw.
The result is truly wild. Figures 3 and 4 are 45 degree diamonds with a single
border. The border is narrow in Figure 3, 1/8”, while it’s ¼” in Figure 4. So,
how does one go about constructing such complex segments? Read on…
Start by assembling the lamination
board. For this step it is important to mill all the stock to the same width,
which makes it much easier to get everything lined up. The first wood is the
middle, which is then flanked on either side by the next wood, which is then
flanked on either side by the next wood, and so on. You should end up with
something that looks like this:
Now set up your saw for making cuts
at the angle specified in your design. For this one, it’s 30 degrees. Also set
up a stop block so that all the strips will be cut at the same width. And, be
sure the saw blade is ‘dead on’ vertical. The lamination board needs to be as
long as needed for the strips plus some extra for safe handling during the
sawing operation. After sawing, you now have this assembly of pieces:
Now take alternating strips and turn
them over (left to right or right to left) and you have the Diamond pattern
shown below. At the least, you now need to glue the strips into pairs. But for
safety in processing, it’s a good idea to then assemble the pairs together
temporarily using hot melt glue or an equivalent. Do this against a straight
edge so you can be sure that all the points line up. If they don’t, you won’t be
able to get the points to line up in the ring you later construct from the
Now you have a set of ZigZags from
which you make Diamonds. But first trim off any excess material from the top and
bottom of the design.
Now locate the exact center
(vertical) of the design and cut the entire assembly into two horizontal halves
and slide the top/bottom to the left/right to reveal the diamond pattern. Phew!
Now we can finally start slicing.
Set up your slicing situation with a
sawing fence with the appropriate spacing between the fence and the saw blade.
Starting from the center of each half, slice away until you have exhausted the
stock. Do this for both the top and bottom halves. Oh!, and keep track of which
slice goes where.
Now, flip each slice over,
Last step! Carefully glue all the
slices together, taking care to keep the pieces vertically aligned. One way to
do this is to clamp blocks across the ends of the slices. This will keep things
from moving around as you clamp along the strips. You can’t use too many clamps
for this activity. With a good slicing blade and really hefty clamping pressure,
you’ll find that there is no need to sand the slices before gluing.
All that’s left to do now is make the
pieces into segments. That’s likely a two step process as you first need to
break the glue-up down into segment blocks and then make the miter cuts. The
trick here is to be sure that you make the miter cuts so that the two halves of
each Diamond unit are identical. Otherwise you won’t be able to get the points
to line up in the ring. Now, you’re almost ready to go off and try this out for
yourself. And to make sure you really can, and do it easily, I’ve created a new
designer as a Plug-In for my Segmented Project Planner that does it all with
Diamond design, slicing, and detailed construction instructions (you just read
them). Want to slice something else? Well, there’s also a pure Slicing designer,
as well, that helps you to slice virtually anything you can construct.
Events Calendar Listing - September - Novem2016
2016 to October 15, 2016
Wizardry in Wood
Location: London, England
Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016
Wizardry in Wood will present beautiful and extraordinary works demonstrating
their makers’ mastery of the art and craft of woodturning. The exhibition will
feature works by over 60 contemporary turners and two extensive curated
collections of outstanding modern and historical pieces. Live demonstrations of
the craft will he held every day and there will also be short guided talks of
the exhibition. Entries and winners of the Turners’ Company 2016 Competitions
will also be on display.
October 22, 2016 to October 23, 2016
Irish Woodturners Guild National Seminar 2016
Location: Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
Dates: Saturday, October 22, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016
The IWG National Seminar 2016 will take place at the Glenroyal Hotel and Leisure
Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare. This annual event is Ireland's premier showcase of
woodturning from around the world, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. The
backdrop to the seminar is the beautiful and historic university town of
Maynooth, situated 30 minutes from the centre of Dublin.
Read more of the description on the web page.
October 27, 2016 to October 30, 2016
5th Segmented Symposium
Location: Quincy, MA
Dates: Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
Join segmented woodturners worldwide as they gather in the Boston, MA area in
October. Sponsored by the Segmeting Chapter of the AAW, this symposium is for
novices to accomplished--anyone interested in segmenting is welcome to attend.
Demonstrators include John Beaver, Bob Benke, Jerry Bennett, Bruce Berger, Andy
Chen, Robin Costelle, Ray Feltz, Tom Lohman, Mike McMillan, Wayne Miller, Al
Miotke, Jim Rodgers, Malcolm Tibbetts, and Gary Wood. In addition to the
demonstrations and panel discussions, there will be a vendor area, an attendees
"swap", a banquet, an instant gallery, and a spouses program. The symposium will
be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy.
November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
2016 Virginia Woodturning Symposium
Location: Fisherville, VA
Dates: Saturday, November 05, 2016 to Sunday, November 06, 2016
The 2016 Virginia Woodturning Symposium, held in Fishersville, VA on Nov. 5th &
6th, will have a new look. We have a greatly expanded space as well as an
outstanding lineup of nationally and internationally known turners. When you
attend the Symposium, you will be treated to demonstrations by Trent Bosch,
Jimmy Clewes, Barry Gross, Lyle Jamison, John Jordan, Johannes Michelsen, Frank
Penta, and Bob Rosand.
"Creativity Is Allowing Yourself To Make Mistakes.
Art Is Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep."
PRESIDENT: Ron Velin
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
TREASURER: Leona Gipe (406)248-1664
Librarian: (Dr. Van)
Richard Vande Veegaete (406)245-9945
Technical Advisor: Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
“One Good Turn” is the monthly newsletter of Yellowstone
Yellowstone Woodturners Club
PO Box 21836
Billings, MT 59104
A local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.
Map to Meeting Location
Agenda (Oct 5th, 2016)