The Monthly Newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturners
Billings, Montana

May 2013                             Vol. 14, No.5


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!

May 2013 President’s Message:

Our members are faced with spring tasks…. Plant the garden and, definitely, clean up the lawn and prepare the hoses. I am afraid it is going to be a dry summer and that means watering. Let’s all pray for rain.

A generous wife gave the club a pickup load of logs from the South. Her husband retired to Billings from Louisiana and brought the wood with him. Unfortunately he died before he could use it. A group of our members met at Stan Lambert’s Shop and cut the logs into turnable pieces. The pieces are now for sale to our members. And the prices are reasonable for already dried wood. Just mount it on your lathe and turn.

Don’t forget that we will have our next workshop on Saturday, June 15 at Dan Vanderhoof’s Workshop, 1225 Tappadero Drive, in Lockwood. With summer at that time, we can count on a picnic in Dan’s back yard. The project will be to turn goblets.

See you next Wednesday!

Dr. Van


Meeting Location

Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse, 7400 Grand Avenue. (see map below).




Yellowstone Woodturners



From the Library


Calendar of Events

May 8th Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:

June 12th Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:

June 15th Open shop at Dan Vanerhoof’s:


Wanted, For sale, Free 

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

Garage Sale for Yellowstone Woodturners, Items are from Former Member, Les Dyrud.

May 11, 2013  8am to 3pm.  3810 Mesa Road, Located 2 blocks above Rimrock Road,  Off 39th St. West.

Items Include: Delta 14" lathe mounted on Shop Fox Table, Craftsman 12" drill press mounted on custom table, Delta bench band saw mounted on Shop Fox Table, Craftsman 10" Radial arm saw - 240 Volt - dust collector hose plus dato Blade - rotary planer - guard and extra blade, Chicago Power Tool grinder - 1/2hp - 6" Stone, Craftsman utility sharpener wet & dry, Veritas Grinding Jig, Axminister Chuck - From Donaldo'Connell, Various Carpentry and shop tools.  More Info call: Mary Dyrud 656-4542


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.



Map to Meeting Location


Yellowstone Woodturners

Symposium 8


Rex Burningham

Carbide Tools, How to Select and Use Them”


Wood Turned Wall Hangings.”

September 28th & 29th, 2013

Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse

7400 Grand Avenue

Billings, Montana

9:00am to 4:00pm

Lunch Provided



AGENDA (May 8, 2013)


Call for Guests:

Cookies by: Stan Lambert

Health Reports:


Show and Tell:

Treasurer’s report:

Old Business:

New Business