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Old 03-18-2017, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up 2017 MPG Schedule

As of today (3/18/2017) this is the current line-up for the

2017 Midwest Penturner's Gathering:

(See the link in my signature line for for information).

Conference registration, hotel reservations and dinner reservations are all on-going now.

So, if you want to meet folks you have chatted with, admired their work, want to "up your game" or simply to have a fun weekend; consider joining us.

There will also be lots of door prizes, an impressive group of vendors, contests, and complimentary pizza lunch and afternoon snacks.

The "Best of Show" pen will also be eligible (not required) to be included in the IAP Collection.

FRIDAY:

12:00 - 2:45: Vendor/Venue set-up
3:00 - 3:45: Welcome/Announcements
4:00 - 4:45: MARK DREYER (mg_dreyer) - Steampunk/Medallion High End Pen
5:00 - 5:45: GLENN McCULLOUGH (Glenn McCullough) - Turning a 2-Dimensional Angle-Cut Pen Body
6:00 - 6:45: JIM SWANK (arkie) - Bottle Cap Blanks
7:00 +: Gather for dinner

SATURDAY:

8:45 - 9:00: Welcome/Announcements
9:00 - 9:45: MARK DREYER (mg_dreyer) - Turning Alternate Materials
10:00 - 10:45: Hand's-On Tables /Vendor shopping
11:00 - 11:45: ED BROWN (ed4copies) - Closed-End Pens
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch/Socialize - Pizza/Beverages
1:00 - 2:15: Contest Voting/Vendor Introductions-5-10 minute talks/shopping
2:30 - 3:15: JOHN UNDERHILL (JohnU) - Alternatives To Casting
3:30 - 4:45: Door Prizes/Contests
4:45 - 5:00: Snack Platters/Beverages Ava
5:00 - 5:45: BARRY GROSS (2bgross) - Turning a pen from start to finish
6:00 - 6:45: FRED WISSEN (PTownSubbie) - Decal/Label Blanks
7:00 - 7:45: DAVID BELL (Bellsy) - Pen Blank Inlays
7:45 - 8:00: Closing Comments
8:00 +: Gather for dinner

Hand's-On Tables:

Bob Jackson (bobjackson) - Polymer Clay
Tom Bell (m4skinner - Label Casting
Jim Pratt (Badfrog) - Casting - Specific Topic TBD
Mark Dreyer (mg_dreyer) - Turning Acrylic Blanks
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April 7 & 8, 2017
Comfort Inn & Suites 5 Park Center Drive
Wadsworth, Ohio, OH 44281
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I swear April 7th is taking FOREVER to get here...

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For the Steampunk Medallion Session - I am planning on demoing the techniques need to make the two pens in the pictures below ....
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Wish I could make it out there earlier than late Friday night. I'm going to miss some real nice demos.
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John, quit your job and come early.
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Watch a demo live and up close doesn't get any better. Learn all the nuances in making the pen that are just not shown often. Have fun people and take photos. Also put some names with the photos so we can get to see who is who.
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No changes in the schedule, I'll start printing name tags and the schedule this weekend!!!

Room left for dinner: A Great Dinner!
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Wish I could make it out there earlier than late Friday night. I'm going to miss some real nice demos.
I'm in the same situation. I hate missing any of the MPG.
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Default Saturday Morning - Turning Alternative Materials

Finally finishing off my agenda for the “Turning Alternative Materials” for Saturday morning. Was planning on talking about the following:

• Differences from wood
• Rounding and supporting corner cuts
• Acrylics (Cutting / drilling / painting)
• Deer Antler
• Aluminum
• Hand Cast Blanks
• Inlays
• Demo of high speed turning acrylics with only a spindle gouge at 40 degrees
• General ideas for home cast blanks

Bring your questions. Hopefully there will be a lot of discussion.

Below are some of the pens I will be demoing …..
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I'm happy to be able to attend both days. Couldn't make it last year on Friday.

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