The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

February 2015                            Vol. 16, No.2


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 20’s Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue.




Minutes (Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Stan, Nick, Leona

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Ron Velin

Health Reports:


Show and Tell: No January challenge

Other show and tell:

Ralph Pehl: Brought a hollowing that he just got a to show and tell us how well it works.

He also brought a segmented piece he is working on that is going to be a wine

cooler. He used his new hollowing tool on it.

Stan Lambert: Brought a nut bowl from Walnut and Maple, finished with Paul's mix. He

from Maple, finish unknown and a Maple goblet with attached ring, finish

also brought 3 crosses made from Bubingin wood, finished with Paul's mix.

Chris Simonsen: Brought 2 wind chimes made from Maple and Cherry, finished with super glue.

Nick Emslander: Brought a finial made from Poplar, finished with a polyurethane stain mix.

Treasurer’s report: We payed for the purchase of a lathe and chuck from Martin, a lift table

from Harbor Freight, and half years rent of the Roaring 20's Club. We still

carry a decant balance. If you have questions call Leona.

New Business:

Gathering wood: On going. Stan brought a table full of Ash and Walnut to the meeting for the members to purchase at very little cost. The members also approved a motion for Stan to purchase another 5 gallon bucket of wood sealant and new band saw blade.

Soliciting new members: On going

Hands On Workshops: George Oliver said he will do 5 again in 2015.

There will be an open workshop at Stan Lambert's shop on (March 14)

2015 Dues are due, remain at $25.

News from others Clubs: 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

After all the discussion and planning for our 2015 Symposium with Douglas Fisher at

this meeting, Ron Velin received a phone call from Douglas next day telling him that

he was not able to attend our Symposium. No reason given. So the club officers, Dr

Van, Martin R, and Jerry G got together and decided on getting Alan Carter to be our

demonstrator. We gave him a call and he agreed to come on the same dates we had

set up for our Symposium. He is a wood turner with a back ground in the arts. There

will be more discussion at our next general meeting.

High School classes:

Dan Vanderhoof, Jerry Gipe and Stan Lambert teaching classes in 2015 and

other members are welcome to help. There will be a class in at least January,

February, and March. Stan told us the class attendance is a few to several


Monthly turning challenge: February challenge is any kind of toy.

My best discovery lately: There was no discovery given at this meeting.

Juried critique of turning: There was no critique at this meeting.

December meeting highlights Acknowledge new elected officers. Approved purchase of lathe and chuck from Martin R and lift table from Harbor Freight. Great food and many great turnings for members to view.

New officers for 2015

President... Ron Velin

Vice President... Stan Lambert remains in office.

Treasurer... Leona Gipe

Secretary... Nick Emslander remains in office.



PROGRAM: No program this Meeting.

PROGRAM: No program announced for next meeting.



From the Library


Calendar of Events

January 14th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:

February 11th 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:  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:

“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


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