The Monthly Newsletter of
October 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.
September 9th, Meeting)
Officers: Ron, Leona, Stan,
Call for Guests: We have a
new member Andy Pixel.
Cookies by: Ralph Torrance
Health Reports: No new
Correspondence: We have
some hats and sew on patches with our club's logo for sale. Call Ron Velin.
Show and Tell: No challenge
Jane Kelly: Brought 3 Christmas
ornaments, one was a box made from Russian Olive and elk horn
with a shellac finish, the second
was a box made from Box Elder and Russian Olive with a
shellac finish and the third was
an ornament made from pine with a wax finish.
Dale Molyneaux: Brought a bird
house made from reclaimed wood with a Maple top with a paint
and lacquer finish.
Dave Torrence: Brought a bowl made
into a puzzel, kind if wood unknown and it was unfinished.
Jarred McDaniel: Brought a bowl,
kind of wood unknown, but has a danish oil finish.
Dr. Van: Brought an acorn lidded
box, kind of wood unknown, lacquer finish. He also brought a bowl
made from Maple with a lacquer
Dan Shlinder: Brought a goblet
made from Russian olive with an oil finish.
Jerry Gipe: Brought a potpourri
bowl made from reclaimed Cedar with turquoise inlay unfinished.
He also brought a candle holder
made from Karaganda wood with a lacquer finish.
Tim Morgan: Brought a natural edge
bowl made from Walnut with a polyurethane finish. He also
brought a platter made from Maple
with a polyurethane finish.
Andy Pixel: Brought a bowl made
from Pine, finish unknown.
Nick Emslander: Brought a shop
mallet made from Maple, no finish.
report: We have 20 people signed up and payed to attended our Symposium.
Leona if you have
Gathering Wood: On going
Soliciting New Members: On
Open Workshop: No workshop
Hands On Workshops: George
Oliver is still recovering from knee surgery.
2015 Dues are due, remain
Great Falls Woodturners annual
symposium, September 26 & 27 2015, presenter is
Rudy Lopez from Florida (from
Barry Rockwell, President) There is going to be a 2
day work shop after symposium. See
newsletter for details.
Symposium for 2015... October 17-18
Alan Carter will be our presenter.
Cost if paid by September 9 $ 90.00
Cost if paid after September 9
Cost for one day Saturday or
Sunday $ 75.00
Under 18 Free
Includes: lunch, coffee, cookies
We could use more items for our
silent auction at our Symposium so if you could find
some things to bring it sure would
The set up of our luncheons will
be taken care of by Ron V's wife and her sister.
Billings Hardware demonstration
was on Saturday August 29th and we had 12 members
show up and every thing went well.
We had several people show interest in our club.
We broke even on our food sales.
Classes for students will start at
a later time.
challenge: No challenge set
up for next meeting.
If you need a new members list
call Ron Velin
OTHER BUSINESS: Eva
O'Connell has a lathe and accessories for sale.
Phone # 406-663-2777 Power Matic
3520 Lathe with tools, chucks, faceplates etc.
$3,800.00 She lives in Park City,
Chris Simonsen is taking
orders for CA glue, he has 4 requests needs 9. So if you would
like some call Chris or Ron V.
PROGRAM: Dan Schlinder gave
a very informative presentation on why wood cracks and what
we can do to try and prevent it.
He also told us several things we can do when it
PROGRAM: No program next
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
Adding Decoration to a Bowl
by Fred Holder
I don’t turn a lot of bowls
each year, perhaps 12 to 15 at the most, and often they are small bowls that are
never finished because they were used to test a tool or show a student how to
turn a bowl. I seldom apply any decoration to a bowl, but occasionally I do get
an urge to try something different. This story is about such an occasion.
Nearly two years ago, I had
rough-turned and cored a nice 10 inch maple bowl. I decided to finish it and do
some form of decoration on it. The decision was to put a circle of 24 dots of a
contrasting wood on the top of the rim of the bowl. So, when I finished turning
the bowl, I left the top of the rim wider than I normally would.
This was shortly after I
acquired one of Richard Benham’s Rim Chucks so I tried using the Rim Chuck to
turn the foot of this rough turned bowl to fit my Nova Chuck with large jaws.
The bowl was a bit warped on top and somewhat out of round; however, it fit
nicely into the Rim Chuck so I could turn the foot to fit my chuck (see the
I never trust any of the
reverse-chucking devices completely and normally give additional support with my
cup-shaped live center as shown in the photo.
Using a Rim chuck to turn
the foot of my rough turned bowl.
With the foot turned
to fit into the chuck, I mounted the bowl in the chuck and final turned the
outside and the inside. Incidentally, I used the cup-shaped
live center to support the bowl in the Nova Chuck also. This allows more
aggressive turning without concern of losing the bowl from the chuck.
Turning the outside of the bowl when mounted in
the Nova Chuck.
This cup-shaped live center doesn’t mar the bowl’s
surface when used as support for the chuck.
I used some reddish colored wood that we had in
inventory. I don’t know its name because it came from a scrapped-out crate. So I
just call it “Crate Wood”. This board was 3/4” thick. I used a plug cutter to
cut enough plugs to fill 24 holes around the rim of the bowl.
I then used a Forstner Drill in the Oneway Drill
Wizard to drill the 24 equally spaced holes, the maximum indexing positions on
my Nova DVR 3000. Actually, I glued in a plug each time I drilled a hole. The
glue used was Tite-Bond 2, which is the glue that I use almost exclusively. I’ve
never had a glue joint fail with this glue, which is a good reason to continue
Drilling the 24 equally-spaced holes with the
Oneway Drill Wizard and my 3/8” drive drill motor that had to be purchased to
fit the collar of the Drill Wizard.
Once the glue was dry, I turned away the tops of
the plugs, finish-sanded, and applied finish to the inside and outside of the
A view of the bowl from the side after sanding and
A view of the top of the bowl while still mounted
on the lathe.
The bowl was now ready to reverse and turn the
foot. I would have normally reversed the bowl onto my vacuum plate made by
Vicmarc that I’ve had for a number of years. However, the Rim Chuck was easier
to set up and worked very well. Again, for safety sake, I used tailstock
support; something that I do with any reverse turning method, whether it is a
jam chuck, a vacuum chuck, a Longworth Chuck, or the Rim Chuck.
Turning the foot of the bowl. The tailstock was
removed for final turning away of the little tenon in the center and for final
I was pleased with the bowl and so was the person
who purchased it.
If you haven’t tried decorating one of your bowls,
perhaps it is time that you gave it a try. This was a very simple method, but
only one of many ways to enhance the appearance of a fairly plain piece of wood.
Give it a try.
of up coming events From:
October 09, 2015 to October 11, 2015
Turning 2015: Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Dates: Friday, October 09, 2015 to Sunday, October 11, 2015
There will be over 60 demonstrations (30 featured demos), a vendor area,
auction, instant gallery, and a spouse craft room.
October 30, 2015 to November 01, 2015
Fresh Cut: Turning Symposium
Location: Grand Marais, Minnesota
Dates: Friday, October 30, 2015 to Sunday, November 01, 2015
The symposium includes multi-day coursework, demonstrations, speakers,
mini-courses, and community gatherings, all designed to encourage wide-ranging
discussion of the craft of woodturning and to celebrate and relish the intimate
connection to the material green wood turning fosters.
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.
"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
“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
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
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: Bowls
High school class: Stan and Jerry can update.
Be thinking of items for the silent auction, Dick Buckley has already donated
a great sander to the cause, so go thru your unused items and see what you have
available. Alan Carter is extremely excited to be coming out to present four
different sessions on: Long Stem goblets, suspended vessels, split bowl vessels
and design. More info on Alan can be found at www.alancarterstudio.com. Dates
are the same, October 17th and 18th. Cost will be $90 for full symposium and $75
for one day. Cost at the door will be $100. Great Falls Woodturners
annual symposium, September 26 & 27, 2015, presenter is Rudy Lopez from Florida
(from Barry Rockwell, President). They have a workshop schedule for after the
symposium. See newsletter for details Monthly turning challenge :
Ideas for September 2015 Cookie Sign up