The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

March 2015                            Vol. 16, No.3


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 20ís Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue.




Minutes (Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick

Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Dan Vanderhoof

Health Reports:


Show and Tell: February challenge any kind of toy.

Ron Velin: Made a train whistle from Blood wood finish unknown.

Dr Van: Made a battle top, type of wood and finish unknown. He got the instructions from the

last issue of the American Woodturners Journal.

Ralph Pehl: Made a walking duck and goose from Pine with a painted finish.

Dan Vanderhoof: Made a Oak top and a battle top.

Paul Spencer: Made 2 flouts out of PVC pipe.

Dave Torrence: Made a car from Maple and Redhart wood, finish unknown. He also made a

panel truck, kind off wood and finish unknown.

Other show and tell:

Phil Scott: Brought a platter made from Cotton Wood burl, finish unknown.

Dr Van: Brought 2 segmented bowls 1 made from Mahogany and 1 made from Maple, finishes unknown.

Dan Vanderhoof: Brought a segmented candle holder, kind of wood unknown, painted black.

Gary Levine: Brought 3 nested bowls made from Elm with an oil finish.

Paul Spencer: Brought several Nova chucks to show us that they now make quick release jaws with kits to use them on your existing Nova chucks.

Treasurerís report: We had at least 3 new members pay there dues at our January meeting.

We still have a good balance. If you any questions call Leona.

New Business:

Gathering wood: On going. If you hear of any one that has wood they want to get rid of or is having trees taken down that are good turning wood, call Ron Velin.

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.

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

Alan Carter will be our presenter. Cost if payed by September 9 $ 90.00

Cost if payed after September 9 $100.00

Cost for one day Saturday or Sunday $ 75.00

Under 18 Free

Includes: lunch, coffee, cookies and snacks.

High School classes:

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

they are the first Wednesday of the month from 2:30 to 5:00 PM. At West

High School wood shop. If you would like to go and see what it is like or

teach you may stop by. Jerry told us that they have some really interested

students right now.

Ron Velin mentioned that the American Association of Woodturners has a fund raiser

for some charity in the the host city of the National Symposium. He told us that this

year it is bowls that they sell for $25.00 each and he thought it would be nice if we

sent a box full. (So bring them in)

Monthly turning challenge:

March challenge is any kind plate, platter, bowl etc. with some kind of embellishment on it, like color, texture, wood burning, etc.

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

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

New officers for 2015

President... Ron Velin

Treasurer... Leona Gipe

Secretary... Nick Emslander

Vice President... Stan Lambert

Other Business:

PROGRAM: No program this Meeting.

PROGRAM: No program announced for next meeting.



From the Library


Calendar of Events

March 11th 7:00 Roaring 20ís Auto Club clubhouse:

April 8th 7:00 Roaring 20ís 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:

ďOne Good TurnĒ 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