The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

March 2016                            Vol. 17, 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 20’s Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue.




Minutes (Wednesday February 10, 2016 Meeting)

Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick

Call for Guests: We had a new guests at our meeting that is a student at West High School who

comes to our wood turning classes and is quite sure he will join our club.

Welcome Kobe!

Cookies by: Dan Vanderhoof

Health Reports:
No new reports

Correspondence: We have some hats and sew on patches with our club's logo for sale. Call Ron V.

Show and Tell: This month challenge was any kind of toy.

Ralph T . Brought two toy cars made from a variety of woods, finish unknown.

Roger H. Brought several whistles and tops made from Cotton Wood with a shellac finish.

Ron V. Brought a cup and ball toy, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Jane K. Brought several small birds made from Box Elder, Apple and Red Cedar with club mix finish.

Stan L. Brought a wobble roller made from Oak, finish unknown and a car made from Ipe with a

shellac finish.

Nick E. Brought a spinning dancer and pedestal made from Maple with a color and oil finish.

Other Show and Tell:

Jerry G. Brought a bowl made from an old fence post, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Tim M. Brought a cup made from Mahogany with wiping poly finish.

Andy F. Brought a winged bowl, kind of wood and finish unknown.

Dale M. Brought a wine cooler made from Box Elder with a Mahoneys oil finish.

Jane K. Brought a container made from Russian Olive with a CA glue finish and a candle holder made

from Apple with club mix finish.

Chris S. Brought two bowls made from Curly Maple with CA glue finish.

Gary L. Brought a plate and bowl made from Maple, finishes unknown.

Dr Van Brought a table made from a wood slab with the bottom made on his Legacy machine, finish


We had a vote this meeting on the turnings members brought for show and tell that we liked the

most. The top 5 got a gift. The winners were 1. Ralph T. 2. Chris S. 3. Gary L. 4. Jane K. 5. Jerry G

Next month's challenge: Lidded boxes.

Treasurer’s report: No report this meeting.

New Business:

Gathering Wood: We received a call from a Rick Slone about some Apple wood and

Stan L. along with Jerry G. picked it up.

Soliciting New Members: On going

Open Workshop: No workshop scheduled.

Hands On Workshops: Nothing scheduled.

2016 Dues are due, remain at $25.

Stan L. told us more about name tags and showed us the tags that Jane K. could make.

There was a motion and seconded that we go with the tags that Jane K. can make.

Ron V. handed out sheets with a list of projects that Keith Gotschall could do for our

Symposium and asked us to number our top 4 projects. The results will be talked about

at our next meeting.

Ron V. talked about the Souper Bowl fundraiser that some of our members donated

wood bowls to and that next year getting a reminder out sooner so we could get more

members involved.

Dr Van our new Librarian asked for a motion to purchase some new books for our

Library. There was a motion and seconded for him to purchase them.

High School classes:

Stan L. told us that they did have a class this month.

Monthly turning challenge:

The challenge for March is lidded boxes.

If you need a new members list call Ron Velin.


PROGRAM: Dr Van showed us his new threading machine for his lathe and gave us a

demonstration on how it works. He also showed us several urns that he had made

threaded tops for. He gave the cost and information on were to get one. It was very

interesting and informative.

PROGRAM: No program scheduled for next meeting.


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
Librarian: (
Dr. Van) Richard Vande Veegaete (406)245-9945
Jane Kelly (406)259-3840
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 11

Featuring: Keith Gotschall


October 8th and 9th, 2016

Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse

7400 Grand Avenue

Billings, Montana 


 Agenda (February 10th, 2016)