The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

June 2012                             Vol. 13, No.6


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!

The next couple of months will be busy for Yellowstone Woodturners. We have the Montana Fair and our annual symposium. This would be a good time to recognize and appreciate what turning has done for “you.” When you think of your own reason for woodturning, whether it be for relaxation, a hobby, or business, give some thought to those who’ve helped you along the way. Remember the demonstrators and mentors in our club. How about the classes and symposiums we have sponsored and attended? Since we have all received from others along the way, let’s remember to give back. Now is the time to step up and volunteer, especially to help out at the Montana fair. And don’t use the excuse about your skill level. Everyone has a skill to share. Thank you for sharing.
See you there. Dr. Van


Meeting Location

Meeting place, South Side Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30 street. (see map below).




May 2012 Meeting Minutes

Guests: No guests in April

Cookies: Thanks to Carol for providing the cookies.

Health Report: No updates
Show & Tell:
- Ralph brought hi latest intarsia piece; a locomotive.
- Ed A. brought in a pine pitch bowl with turquoise & epoxy inlay and a flowering crab bowl that was turned green.
- Dan S. brought in a fiddle back cottonwood bowl that was turned & finished green which gave a washboard effect on the bowl. He also brought in a hand hewn aspen bowl.
- Martin brought in a lidded bowl with handles.
- Paul brought in a segmented cookie jar made from maple, wenge and blood wood.
Treasurers Report: April balance is approx. $4000.
- The West High classes are for this year. Their appreciation hot dog lunch will be in mid May.
- The Artwalk was on May 4th with a few members participating. Not as much traffic as anticipated since we were located in the Atrium. If we participate in the future we should get a better spot.
- The plexiglass safety shield will be about 4 ft by 8 ft and will be constructed with wing nuts to facilitate set-up.
- Costs for this years symposium will be $80.
- Updated membership lists were handed out.
- Dr. Van and Dan V. gave a presentation off center turning based on the recent article in AAW.
Upcoming events:
- Router workshop and potluck May 12th at Stan‘s. Bring your own eye protection.
- AAW Annual symposium June 8-10 in San Jose, CA
- Open shop at Dan V.’s on June 16th.
- Montana Fair August 10th - 18th.
- YWT symposium October 6-7 at Career Center



From the Library


Calendar of Events

June 13th 7:00 PM South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings: 

June 16th 10:00 AM. Open Shop at Dan Van’s

July 11th 7:00 PM South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings: 


Wanted, For sale, Free 

This is your area,  Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.

Delta Wood Lath: Model No. 46-541P.  Giving 12 inch, bed is 42 inches, "Gap Bed", variable Speed (Manual Lever) 340-3600 rpm.  Purchased new in 1992: excellent condition, moderate use.  package includes owners manual, parts list, plus all standard accessories and safety shield.  Also included is a set of 8 turning tools, plus 5 newer style tools and attachable spindle "Copy Crafter".  Advertised price is $1100.  Located in Powell, Wyoming.  Scott Armstrong, Phone 307-202-1880 for more info.


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.

South Park Senior Citizens Center, 901 South 30th Street, Billings



AGENDA (June 13, 2012)


AGENDA (June 13, 2012)


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