The Monthly Newsletter of
October 2014 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
For those who liked the PBS Woodturning videos by Tim Yoder, Woodturning
Workshop, He is now teaming up with Popular Woodworking and producing videos
again. They are free to watch on your computer and can be found at :
www.popularwoodworking.com/woodturning. There are now 6 videos that
you can watch on Popular Woodworking's website.
Think About Turning Today!
It has been a good summer and now
fall is in the air. Most of our annual club projects are done and, thankfully,
they were very successful. One of the advantages of winter is that woodturners
tend to do more turning during the cold months. Must be the advantage of being
able to stay in a warm space…. the shop.
Our challenge turning for October
has been to do a finial. For November it will be to make a goblet…. any size,
any shape, and any wood.
Roaring 20’s Auto Club clubhouse,
7400 Grand Avenue.
Minutes (Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Meeting)
Officers: Dr. Van, Martin, Stan, Nick, Ron
Call for Guests: Jeff Mead Central High shop teacher
Cookies by: Jane Swaby (left over from Symposium) Health Reports:
Show and Tell: September challenge (Lidded Box)
Stan Lambert: Brought a very small lidded box, kind of wood and finish
Dr Van: Brought a box made from Cedar, finish unknown. Tim Morgan: Brought a
box made from Poplar, finish unknown.
Dale Molyneaux: Brought a Elm bowl with a Hack Berry lid finished the club
Other show and tell: Stan Lambert: Brought 8 bolt action pens.
Dave Torrence: Brought a Chickadee bird plaque done in nitarga stile. He also
brought a bowl made from Russian Olive, finishes unknown.
Treasurer’s report: We had 26 paid fees for both days of our Symposium and 2
for Saturday only. We ended with a good profit after all bills where paid. We
still carry a good balance. If you have any questions call Martin.
New Business: Gathering wood:
Nothing new to report.
Soliciting new members: Nothing new to report.
Interment of Veteran cremains at Laurel National Veterans Cemetery The motor
cycle club made a video of the drive to the cemetery and Dr Van is sending out
an Email of it to all members. The flag that we received at the ceremony has a
beautiful case made by Phil Scott and will be displayed at the Roaring Twenty’s
Hands On Workshops: George Oliver's next session will be September 13 at Phil
Scott's shop. Supplies to bring: 2-4x4x8 turning blanks, spindle gouge, parting
tool, skew chisel, 2-3” pillar candles, sand paper, choice of finish, and
George Oliver's next session: October 4 Shop to be determined.
Montana Fair: August 8-16, 2014: Report by Dr Van We had all slots covered
but 2, a big thank you to all who covered them. We got the Appreciation Ribbon
and the club Best of Show Ribbon.
Western Heritage Museum: August 21 Dr Van did a 45 minute presentation
turning wood on the lathe. He had 9 people show up to watch the presentation.
Symposium 9: Kip Christensen, August 23-24: Report by Dr Van He said that
half the people that showed up were non members and that we very very positive
feed back on the how great of a Symposium we had. Kip Christensen told us that
if you want to be a good turner that you should master the skew. We also had a
showing of all the pieces that Kip turned at the Symposium, and if you would
like to view them Dr Van is holding them. We also handed out sanding sticks that
were made for the Symposium, and if you would like one call Dr Van.
Planning for 2015 Symposium 10 will be done with Ron Velin as president. We
received a package from a person from Missoula that had a bag of nuts that can
be turned and some other things he didn't know what they were.
Billings Public Library: September 20 from 11 to 3, demo and visiting with
visitors. Jerry Gipe has been in contact with the library staff.
Wood gift from North Woods, LLC: Donation of wood for a charity project. They
may pass through Montana soon selling their wood.
High School classes: Jeff Mead from Central High talked to the club about
members teaching students at the school about wood turning. If you would like to
teach call Dr Van.
Monthly turning challenge: October challenge... finials
My best discovery lately: There was no discovery given at this meeting.
Juried critique of turning: There was no critique at this meeting
PROGRAM: To review projects completed by Kip Chistensen at our Symposium and
a short film describing the the devastation when Mount St. Helens blew. Jerry
Gipe's wife brought news paper articles from Washington state on the devastation
from Mount St. Helens and talked about it. The reason she had these articles was
that she was living there at the time on the other side of the mountain.
PROGRAM: There wasn't a program talked about for our next meeting.
From the Library
Calendar of Events
October 8th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto
October 4th George Oliver's next session: Shop to be determined.
November 12th 7:00 Roaring 20’s Auto
Wanted, For sale,
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."
PRESIDENT: Richard Vande Veegaete (Dr. Van)
VICE PRESIDENT: Stan Lambert (406)348-3499
TREASURER: Martin Robinson
Librarian: Marjorie Ferrin (406) 656-1744
Photographer: George Hoffman (406) 259-9023
Newsletter & Website Editor: Paul Spencer (406) 861-6718
“One Good Turn” is the monthly
newsletter of Yellowstone Woodturner
Yellowstone Woodturners Club
PO Box 21836
Billings, MT 59104
A local chapter
of the American Association of Woodturners.
Map to Meeting Location
Next Years Symposium
To be Announced.
Give us your suggestions for a guest presenter.