The Monthly Newsletter of
April 2016 Vol.
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
Leona Gipe (406)248-1664.
Think About Turning Today!
Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse,
7400 Grand Avenue.
March 9, 2016 Meeting)
Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick
Call for Guests: We had a new guests at our
meeting, Jim C. that Dale M. talked with about our
club and is thinking about joining.
Cookies by: Dan V.
Health Reports: No new reports.
We have some hats and sew on patches with our club's
logo for sale. Call Ron V.
Show and Tell:
This month was what ever you turn.
Ralph T .
Brought a lidded bowl with a Zebra Wood top finish
unknown. He also brought intarsia face made from several kinds of wood.
Brought two Oak bowls with eggs made from Oak, Apricot
and Pine, finish unknown.
Brought a Walnut bowl, Mountain Ash goblet and two
Austrian Pine boxes all finished with EEE Ultra Shine. She also brought two
pens, one made from Mesquite and the other made from Plum. Finish unknown.
Brought a spinning dancer, pedestal and base made from
Maple and Amazon Rosewood some coloring finished with oil.
Brought a vase made from Pine with a stained and
Brought a natural edge bowl made from Choke Cherry,
finish unknown. He also brought a Conductor's baton made from Maple and
fiberglass with a CA glue finish.
Brought a bowl made from Curly Maple and eggs made
from a variety of woods with CA glue finish.
Brought a large and small segmented spiral bowl made
from a variety of woods, kind of finish unknown.
Andrew B. Brought a table
made from Russian Olive with a tong oil finish.
Brought a bowl made from Ash, finish unknown. He also
brought a platter made from Apple, finish unknown.
Brought a large and small segmented spiral bowl made
from Maple, Ebony and several other woods with a rub on gel finish.
Brought a bar clamp wood vice and several home made
Next month's challenge:
Treasurer’s report: No report
Stan L. picked up quite a large amount of Ash
and several of our members met at Stan's shop to cut up and wax a lot of it. The
members there were: Stan L., Phil S., Ron V., Jerry G., Dr Van and Nick E.
Soliciting New Members: On going
Open Workshop: No workshop scheduled.
Hands On Workshops: Nothing scheduled.
2016 Dues are due, remain at $25.
We now have our name tags to ware at our monthly
meetings, thanks to Jane K. She
did a fabulous job!
handed out sheets with a list of projects
that Keith Gotschall could do for our
Symposium and as of now the top 4 in order are
off center platters, lidded bowls,
hollow forms and winged bowls.
We received a thank you letter from the Souper
Bowl fundraisers naming 3 of our members who brought bowls. They were Roger Hust,
Dan Schlinder and Dan Vander- hoof. We are planning to have a workshop to make
bowls for next years Souper Bowl.
Dr Van told us the new books he ordered for our
Library are here and ready to be checked out.
Jarrod McDaniel told us he was moving to Boseman
to start his own practice and thanked all the members for all there help and
friendship. We all wish him well and sorry to see him go.
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 as Tony would say. There is a link to the pictures under that months news
High School classes:
Stan L. told us that they had a meeting.
Monthly turning challenge:
The challenge for April is lidded boxes.
If you need a new members list call Ron Velin.
Dr Van gave a demonstration on how to use a
parting tool. He got a lot of the information from one of the new books he
ordered. The demonstration was very informative.
Next Months PROGRAM:
Jane K. is going to do a demonstration on the
tool of her choice from the book at our next meeting.
Wanted, For sale,
This is your area,
Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.
A Message From Members
An Article From More Woodturning
Make Refrigerator Magnets
by John Wolf
You probably have a collection of
small pieces of beautiful wood. Pieces that are big enough to be used as a color
accent or to make that one knob. I used to be overrun with wood that was too
good to throw away but not large enough to make useful projects. Not any more!
Why? Refrigerator magnets!
This quick project makes a useful
item that everyone seems to need. I begin by purchasing rare earth magnets. The
most useful size is just under 1/2 inch diameter (12 mm) and 1/8 inch thick.
These can be ordered from most supply catalogs, but I get mine from my local
craft supply store. They are about 1/2 the price as the mail order sources, and
the magnet is the major cost in making this project.
Samples of stock to be used.
Select the blank of wood. I usually
start with stock that is at least ¾
inch square but larger or slightly smaller will work. Cut the
wood to lengths anywhere from ¾ to 3 inches. If your saw doesn’t leave a
beautiful finish, you should true the end on a sander. Drill the approximate
center of the finished end with a brad point or Forstner drill that leaves a
hole just large enough for your magnet. I use a 15/32 brad point drill for the
12 mm magnet. I use a drill press vise and drill
press to do this most of the time, but it can be done with a hand drill. What
you must do is secure the wood blank using something other than your fingers!
Drill this hole to a depth that equals about 3/4 the thickness of your magnet.
The drill will leave a center mark.
At this center point drill a 5/32 hole with a standard twist drill to a depth of
Make a screw center for your lathe
that is appropriately sized for this project. I take a scrap of wood that fits
into my chuck and true its face. I then drill clear through the piece at its
center with a 5/32 drill. Remove this blank from the chuck and countersink the
backside of the hole so that a #12 flat head screw will seat firmly. I typically
use a 1" by #12. You may need to deepen the countersink so that ½ to 5/8 of an
inch of the screw protrudes through the front of the blank. I then put epoxy on
the head to hold the screw in place.
Homemade screw chuck to hold the blank
Once the epoxy has cured, the small
size screw chuck is ready to use. Remount it into your chuck. Screw on your wood
blank and turn to a shape of your choosing using gouge, skew and or scrapers.
Turning the wood to shape, in this
case a neat knob.
Sand the turning and apply the
finish of your choice. I often use either a friction polish or lacquer depending
upon the wood, my mood and the ambient temperature.
Remove the piece from the screw
chuck. Clean the magnet with solvent to remove any oils from manufacturing or
Apply a small amount of epoxy or
super glue to the magnet recess and then press in the clean magnet. The project
is complete when the glue has cured.
The finished refrigerator magnet
Larger more powerful magnets are
desirable when the turning is more than 3 inches long
and is going to be used as a
“hook” for aprons or potholders. Otherwise, these powerful magnets may break the
glue bond with the wood before they pull off the frig.
"Creativity Is Allowing Yourself To Make Mistakes.
Art Is Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep."
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
TREASURER: Leona Gipe (406)248-1664
Librarian: (Dr. Van)
Richard Vande Veegaete (406)245-9945
Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
“One Good Turn” is the monthly
newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturner
Yellowstone Woodturners Club
PO Box 21836
Billings, MT 59104
A local chapter
of the American Association of Woodturners.
Map to Meeting Location
Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse
Agenda (April 13th, 2016)