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Old 03-02-2018, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 2018 Midwest Penturners Gathering

2018 MIDWEST
PENTURNERS GATHERING
(MPG)

May 18, 19 & 20, 2018
Comfort Inn & Suites
5 Park Center Drive
Wadsworth, OH 44281

This is the schedule as of 3/2/2018. There quite possibly will be minor tweaks, but the essentials are set. Feel free to ask questions (Also check on the website), make comments in this thread, and one of the committee members will respond. (Oh, REGISTER!!! )

This is the link for Registration and other information: MPG Website.

MAIN ROOM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

12:00 - 2:45 Set-Up
3:00 - 3:45 Welcome/Announcements
4:00 - 4:45 Demo # 1 - Tips and Tricks After My First 100 Pens - Chris Cannon (thewishman)
5:00 - 5:45 Demo # 2 - Thread-Wrapping Pen Blanks- John Macdougall (Jmacdo)
6:00 - 6:45 Demo # 3 - Marketing or Turning Challenging Materials - Ed Brown (ed4copies)
7:00+ Gather for Dinner We suggest options ?

SATURDAY

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome/Announcements
9:00 - 9:45 Demo # 4 - Casting Basics - Jim Pratt (Badfrog)
10:00 - 10:45 Demo #5 - How To Improve Your Finishes - Mark Dreyer (mg_dreyer)
11:00 - 11:45 Demo # 6 - Mosaic Pin Pens - Dave Bell (Bellsy)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - Pizza Social
1:00 - 1:30 Contest Voting/Vendor Sales
1:45 - 3:15 Demo #7 - Segmented Pen Turning - Barry Gross (2bgross)
3:30 - 4:45 Door Prizes/Contests/Snacks
5:00 - 5:45 Demo # 8 - Turning Small Bowls - Ron Tomasch (AAW Buckeye Chapter Member)
6:00 - 6:45 Demo # 9 - Watch Parts Pens - Michelle Ferrara (Ladycop322)
7:00+ Gather for Dinner Formal Gathering Location ?

SUNDAY

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome/Announcements
9:00 - 9:45 Demo # 10 - Small Turnings - Bob Hasenyager (AAW Buckeye Chapter Member)
10:00 - 10:45 Demo #11 - Turning Shaving Brushes and Handles - Ernie Borraga (Eborraga)
11:00 - 11:45 Demo # 12 - Faux Cigar Pens - Dale DeHoff (Dale Allen)
12:00 - 1:00 Closing Remarks/Tear Down

BREAK-OUT ROOM SCHEDULE
(Small group mentoring)

FRIDAY

LATHE/TABLE I

4:00 - 4:45 Tool Time, Basic Intro to Lathe Tools - Ed Brown
5:00 - 5:45 Supervised Lathe Time For Beginners (Pens) - Ohio IAP Chapter
6:00 - 6:45 Casting Watch Parts - Ernie Borraga

LATHE/TABLE II

4:00 - 4:45 Segmenting I: Basic Brick/Castle Designs - Mark James (Mark James)
5:00 - 5:45 Segmenting II: Trim Rings and End Caps - Mark James
6:00 - 6:45 Segmenting III: Chevron Blanks and Finials - Mark James

SATURDAY

LATHE/TABLE I

9:00 - 9:45 Magical Skew/Carbide Tools - Robert Macquis (Magicbob)
10:00 - 10:45 Supervised Lathe Time For Beginners (Small Bowl) - Ron Tomasch
11:00 - 11:45 Supervised Lathe Time For Beginners (Pen) - Ohio IAP Chapter
2:00 - 3:15 Casting Essentials - Tom Bell (m4skinner)
5:00 - 5:45 Collet Chuck/Pin Chuck Uses - Ohio IAP Chapter
6:00 - 6:45 Modified Slimlines - Ohio IAP Chapter

LATHE/TABLE II

9:00 - 9:45 Segmenting I: Basic Brick/Castle Designs - Mark James
11:00 - 11:45 Segmenting II: Trim Rings and End Caps - Mark James
2:00 - 2:45 Segmenting III: Chevron Blanks and Finials - Mark James
4:45 - 5:45 OPEN - As requested, we can add a session
6:00 - 6:45 OPEN - As requested, we can add a session



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Do I need to bring a suit, I hope not a tux? :)
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Do I need to bring a suit, I hope not a tux? :)
Yes, YOU do Cliff! My formal attire has epoxy splotches on my pants, and round rings all over my t shirt where I wipe the ends of my pens off.
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This looks awesome! A bit of a drive for me though...
Does anyone know if something like this ever occurs in the northwest?


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Hey Mark and committee, how about ordering out subs for Friday or Saturday evening? Would the hotel let us use the breakfast room? We can each get what we want, and pay for our own meals.

My most favorite part of the MPG is getting to know new people and catching up with friends. Going to a restaurant, while fun, limits us to talking with just the people at our table.

We had Jimmy Johns in Bloomington, IL. a few years ago and it seemed like we had the the chance to talk more. I won't name any names, but watch out for the founder of the IAP, he may snag your sandwich, if it is better than the one he ordered.

A testimony to our great community - I left a giant, delicious, chocolate chip cookie on a chair in the main room and arrived late on Saturday morning. My cookie was still there - in about the only chair left in the place.
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[quote=thewishman;1970456]Hey Mark and committee, how about ordering out subs for Friday or Saturday evening?


YuuuMMMNNNNNN... I like subs - we'll check
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Hey Mark and committee, how about ordering out subs for Friday or Saturday evening?


YuuuMMMNNNNNN... I like subs - we'll check
How many went to the meal last year? I didn't go because I decided to go at the very last minute, Tuesday.

Also Chipolte may do large picked up orders with a form you send them or maybe do a Buffet thing. (Thats why the bags they gave us were so big, they hold a few "Hotel pans" of food.)
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I am working on an opt in dinner for Friday evening.
It will be at The Galaxy next door to the hotel.
I wi;ll post menu and cost next week,
Subs Saturday sounds great. I will check with the hotel to see if it is okay.
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Date: May 18-20
Comfort Inn & Suites 5 Park Center Drive
Wadsworth, Ohio, OH 44281
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The MPG sounds great. I'm sure this has been asked before, but are there any plans to video the sessions and post them on the IAP web site?


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