If anyone is interested in any or all of these items please contact me.
The Monthly Newsletter of
July 2012 Vol. 13, No.7
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!
This July meeting will be very important for us to plan our Montana Fair exhibit and demonstrations. We will need to complete the volunteer schedule. Can you believe that the Fair is just a month away?
Plans for the October Symposium are going well. We already have two paid and signed attendees and have received several items to auction or give-away from woodwork businesses.
Since we have some new members who are beginners, you might ask: “There are so many things to buy when getting started in woodturning. I can’t buy them all right now, so what should I buy first?”
The best advice is to start slowly. Assuming you have the lathe and basics for mounting the work, you should have your personal protective equipment (eye protection and a face shield), a sharpening system (grinder), and a couple of initial chisel tools. Once you’ve had time to use these tools, working on mastering the fundamentals, you can begin to add the additional tools, work holding devices, and other items that will allow you to continue your woodturning journey. Don’t be afraid to purchase used items. Great values can be had if the items are still serviceable. You can stretch your dollars a bit farther buying used so consider it when you have the opportunity.
Meeting place, South Side Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30 street. (see map below).
June 2012 Meeting Minutes
From the Library
Calendar of Events
July 11th 7:00 PM South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings:
August 8th 7:00 PM South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings:
August 10th - 18th Montana Fair
October 6th - 7th Yellowstone Woodturners Symposium
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."
PRESIDENT: Richard Vande Veegaete (Dr. Van)
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
SECRETARY: Dan Vanderhoof (406)696-5382
TREASURER: 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: www.yellowstoneturners.org
“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.
South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings
AGENDA (July 11, 2012)
Call for Guests:
Cookies by: Marge Ferrin
Show and Tell:
Progress on construction of new viewing shield (Joan Kelly Grant), Clint Balstad
July Summer tree harvest outing and picnic
Ask for volunteers
August 10-18, Montana State Fair
Lathes, equipment, and shields
Signup sheet for volunteer demonstrators
Entry form for individual showings and competing
October 6-7 Symposium with Malcolm Tibbets and Sam Angelo
November, Workshop at Stan Lambert’s Shop, Huntley
December12, Christmas Party (Potluck at regular meeting, End of year showing and contest)
Sign up for Montana Fair
Schedule for demonstrations
Equipment to bring to Hobby Hall
Progress preparing for the October Symposium
AAW Magazine will have a notice in the June Issue
Notification through AAW email has been sent to all members in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado
Brochures have been sent to Glacier Woodturners (Kalispell), Great Falls Turners, and the Bozeman Turners, Thermopolis Turners
Paul Spencer is contacting distributors to solicit gifts/prizes
Brochures are ready for distribution
To Do: Brochures to A&H Turf, Billings Hardware, Ace Hardware Stores
Confirm Career Center as symposium location
Memorial for deceased members
Jigs for Woodwork
Segmenting from A - Z
Dying Your Wood Projects
October 6th & 7th, 2012
Billings, Career Center
3723 Central Avenue
9:00am to 4:00pm
Amount Cost Per Person: Under 18 Free $ 95.00
Discount If “PAID” before September 14th $ 80.00
($60.00 for one day only, No Discounts)
Day Attending: (Saturday Sunday) $ 60.00
Includes 2 lunches, coffee, cookies and snacks