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Old 04-07-2013, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Is there a chapter in the illinois/chicago area? If not anyone have any interest in starting one? I know there are some general woodworking clubs in the area but I haven't been able to find a specific one to pens.

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Rich,

I live in Arlington Heights as well and am looking for a place to learn more about pen turning. I'm at the start of my journey. I've never turned a pen in my life, but I'm gradually collecting the tools to jump in.

Let me know if you'd be interested in connecting.

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Hey fellas. I think you'll find post number 35 pertinent.

"Zip it, man!"

I also encourage you to "zip it" to help Ed in his endeavor to get a local group started. See the first few post of the above link.


PS. Ed, PM me and I'll tell you where you can send my headhunters fee.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Posted this right before the zip it campaign started and happily posted mine in my user cp. and great to hear from a new pen turner in the area. Hopefully we can get something going!
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I don't know of a chapter in the Chicago area but your more than welcome to join us in Milwaukee. PM me if you want more info on our chapter.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Im a beginner as well (about 20-30 pens) and I live in the chicago as well. Let me know if something gets started.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's three of you. A few more and you can start a chapter but theirs no reason you can't get together without officially being a chapter.

If you decide to meet I'll come down and tell you what we do in Wisconsin. I think I know a few more that would take the ride with me.

As I said earlier, your welcome to join us. Just don't try to tell us Da Bears are better that the Packers.
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I'm in, I live in Montgomery IL and would love to see this happen!!!
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I have a son in Chicago that needs periodic "Supervision!" I'll come. He also has some lathe experience.
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I live in the southwest suburbs and would also be interested. There should be a couple of people in the western suburbs also.
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