The Monthly Newsletter of
November 2015 Vol.
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
Leona Gipe (406)248-1664.
Think About Turning Today!
Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse,
7400 Grand Avenue.
October 14, 2015 Meeting)
Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan, Nick
Call for Guests: We have a new member Andy Pixel.
Cookies by: Ralph Pehl
Health Reports: No new reports.
Correspondence: We have some hats and sew on patches with
our club's logo for sale. Call Ron Velin.
Show and Tell: No challenge this month
Dale Molyneaux: Brought a bowl and plate made from Box
Elder with lacquer and oil finish. He also brought 2 goblets made from Walnut
with CA glue finish.
Jarred McDaniel: Brought several bowls, 1 made from
Russian Olive with oil finish, 2 made from
Cedar with a oil and shellac finish and 3 made from Apple
with oil finish. He also brought 2 candle holders made from Pine with oil
Tim Morgan: Brought a winged bowl and thin goblet made
from Aspen, one finished with tong oil and the other finished with walnut oil.
Chris Simonsen: Brought a bowl made from Box Elder with CA
Stan Lambert: Brought 2 bowls made from Hackberry, one
with a shellac finish and the other with a CA glue finish.
Andrew Bishop: Brought bowl made from Russian Olive with a
cocoanut oil finish.
Treasurer’s report: We have 25
people signed up and payed to attended our Symposium. Call Leona if you have any
Gathering Wood: On going
Soliciting New Members: On going
Open Workshop: There will be an open workshop at
Stan Lambert's shop on October 24.
Hands On Workshops: George Oliver is still
recovering from knee surgery.
2015 Dues are due, remain at $25.
Yellowstone Woodturners Symposium for 2015...
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
Includes: lunch, coffee, cookies and snacks.
We could use more items for our silent auction at
our Symposium so if you could find
some things to bring it sure would be
The set up of our luncheons will be taken care of
by Ron V's wife and her sister.
Setup for our Symposium will be on Friday the 16
at 4:00 PM.
Cookie volunteers for our Symposium are Roger
Hurst, Tim Morgan and Nick Emslander.
Wood for Alan Carter at our Symposium was given
by Phil Scott and Dr Van and Alan are
going to go through it.
We received a lot of great prizes for our
Symposium with the top prize being a 3 day
training session at Craft Supply.
High School classes:
Classes for students will start at a later time.
Monthly turning challenge:
The challenge for November will be to make some
of the things that Alan
shows us at our Symposium.
If you need a new members list call Ron Velin
PROGRAM: Dr Van and Tim M gave a short talk on
some of the things that they learned from
Rudy Lopez at the Great Falls Symposium.
PROGRAM: Dr Van is going to show a video and talk
about his trip to Marako.
From the Library
Calendar of Events
September 9th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:
October 14th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:
October 17th & 18th, 9:00 AM, Symposium: Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:
November 11th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse:
Wanted, For sale,
This is your area,
Email, or phone Paul if you have an item to post here.
A Message From Members
An Article From More Woodturning
Making a Threaded Needle Case by Fred Holder
a number of needle cases over the years and made one for my wife some time back.
She was very pleased until she found that when she dug around in her sewing
basket, the lid could come off and dump her needles into the basket.
obtained the Ray Isles thread chasers, none of my chasers would enter such a
small hole as is needed for the needle cases.
started to make one of these, I tried to use the Nova chuck with the 25mm jaws
to hold the pieces while threading. This worked fine for the lid, but I had
troubles with the wood moving in the chuck when trying to chase the outside
threads for the body of the case. I solved this problem by turning tenons on
each end of the blank and gluing on a two inch disk to be grabbed in the 50mm
jaws of the Nova chuck as shown below.
The blank with two disks glued to the ends for greater stability when
it is not needed on the lid side, it is easier to set up the pieces for use in
the same chuck. This solved the problem of having the body of the needle case
move while chasing threads.
step was to part off the lid and mount it in the chuck for drilling and
threading. I thread the lid first whenever possible. In the photo below the lid
section is shown in the chuck before drilling.
lid is ready to drill with a 7/16” drill to a depth of about 1/2”.
Threading the hole in the lid
with the inside chasers.
Drilling the 5/16” hole to hold the needles. It can be drilled before or after
7/16” hole in the lid section that is about 1/2” deep. Then round over the front
edge of the hole and cut a recess in the bottom of the hole to allow the chaser
to cut a clean thread before it would hit the bottom of the hole. When the
threads are satisfactory, you are ready to mount the base section for drilling
and threading of the tenon that will be threaded.
Threading the tenon on the top of the base section.
sizing of this tenon can be calculated from the information supplied on the
illustration on page 6 of this issue. For this case (with a 7/16” recess in the
lid section) the tenon should be slightly over 1/2”.
that a 1/2” tenon cutter would cut a tenon just slightly over 1/2” and would
work well for sizing the tenon on this project. I cut a tenon about 3/8” long
with the tenon cutter and then cut away the excess down to the tenon. I then
used a thin parting tool to make a recess at the rear of the tenon and rounded
over the front edge, before hand chasing the threads. Incidentally, the threaded
section is 16 tpi.
project, I drilled the 5/16” hole for the needles after I had chased the
threads, but it can be drilled just as well before cutting the threads.
threads cut and the lid fitted to the base section, it is time to final turn the
outside of the needle case and put in a few decorations with a point tool or a
this photo, the outside of the needle case has been turned and it is ready to
part off just in front of the disk holding it in the chuck.
is the completed needle case. I simply sanded the base smooth after parting off.
I like to
put a bit of a shallow curve to the outside of the needle case. It seems to me
to give it more elegant look than if it is just straight sided. You can also put
some sort of decoration on top of the lid, which I do sometimes. However,
Mildred likes the smoother top and since she is the one who will be using these
things, that is good enough reason to make them smooth.
This drawing illustrates how to calculate the size of the tenon for the male
threads when the diameter “D” of the inside threads are known.
don’t have any boxwood or other hard, dense woods, you have two other options.
You can use material such as Corian, which threads very well. Or you can cut
recesses in both the top and base sections and pour it full of epoxy.
finished needle case with the lid removed.
needle case made from Corian. Corian threads very well. This one was not held
with the disks, but only in the 25mm jaws of the chuck. I broke off the threaded
tenon once and had to shorten the case.
also threads very well. I first learned of this technique from Petter Herod of
Norway. I’ve found that a 3/8” tenon cutter that I have works well to cut the
recesses for the epoxy, but make sure your epoxy is mixed thoroughly. It must
set up properly to work well.
of up coming events From:
November 06, 2015 to November 08, 2015
North Carolina Woodturning Symposium
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Dates: Friday, November 06, 2015 to Sunday, November 08, 2015
There will be six featured and eight regional demonstrators in a total of 63
rotations, as well as instant gallery, vendor area, turning learning center, and
November 14, 2015 to November 15, 2015
34th Annual Artistry in Wood
Location: Dayton, OH
Dates: Saturday, November 14, 2015 to Sunday, November 15, 2015
Artistry in Wood is a celebration of wood carving and woodworking art by wood
enthusiasts. Primarily, the show is an exhibit. Carvers and woodworkers show
their work and most sell their work. Prices range from five-figures to bargains
for Christmas shoppers. Door prizes, raffles, competitions, a hands-on
children's workshop, and an evening banquet are also included.
January 29, 2016 to January 30, 2016
Tennessee Association of Woodturners 28th Annual Woodturning Symposium
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Dates: Friday, January 29, 2016 to Saturday, January 30, 2016
In addition to the roster of featured demonstrators, this symposium includes a
vendor area, instant gallery, a banquet, and an auction.
January 30, 2016 to January 31, 2016
Alaska Woodturners Association 2016 Symposium
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Dates: Saturday, January 30, 2016 to Sunday, January 31, 2016
Every year the AWA hosts a Woodturning Symposium presenting Master Turners with
International or National status. You do not have to be an experienced turner
to gain education, tips, and skill building techniques from this event, nor do
you have to be a member of the Association to enjoy this educational experience.
Featured turners are: Jimmy Clewes, Al Stirt, Tom Coghill and Bob Congdon. The
Symposium will also feature an Instant Gallery of members' turnings.
February 04, 2016 to February 07, 2016
Florida Woodturning Symposium
Location: Leesburg, Florida
Dates: Thursday, February 04, 2016 to Sunday, February 07, 2016
This year's great line-up of presenters includes four national demonstrators
(John Beaver, Jimmy Clewes, Ashley Harwood, Joe Ruminiski); four regional
demonstrators (Andy Cole, Al Hockenbery, Rudy Lopez, Walt Wager); and five
well-known workshop leaders (Dixie Biggs, Don Geiger, Kimberly Glover, Richard
Morris, Ted Smith).
"Creativity Is Allowing Yourself To Make Mistakes.
Art Is Knowing Which Mistakes To Keep."
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
TREASURER: Leona Gipe (406)248-1664
Librarian: Nick Enslander
Photographer: George Hoffman (406) 259-9023
Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
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Roaring 20'S Auto Clubhouse
Agenda (September 9th, 2015)
Meeting Wednesday October 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Roaring 20’s Car club
Officers: Ron, Stan, Leona, Nick
Call for Guests: ANY new Guests, get contact info
Cookies by: Ralph Pehl
Treasurer’s report: Leona Gipe
Show and Tell:
High school class: Stan and Jerry can update.