Chicagoland Meeting - August Review / October Meeting

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Dec 1, 2006
Aurora, Ill, USA.
August Meeting Recap:

Many thanks to Julane Johnson for the demo on photography. It was a well focused demo and sharp. One might saw it was nice to be exposed to the topic. And thanks to Ed Brown of Exotic Blanks to help out again and run the meeting. Thanks to both of you.

MPG (Midwest Penturners Gathering) – April 24 & 25, 2020 – Schaumburg Illinois

The nucleus of the Chicago team is Ed Brown, John Underhill, and Mark Dreyer, but we know we will be asking for volunteers to help out. If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer let any of us know – the earlier the better. We look forward to keeping the quality of the event that the teams in front of us have started.

I think this will be great for the pen turning community and offer more opportunity for all of us to get together and get involved.

October Meeting (10/19/19):

Ever see those 3D printed blanks and want to know how to make them. Well Mike Shortness will walk you through the process this Saturday. I look forward to expanding technology and seeing what it can do.

2019 – Dates are set
February 16 – Segmenting with alternative materials
April 20 – Chris (Blank Segmenting)
June 15 - Dick Sing - Topic TBD
August 17 - Julane Johnson
October 19 - Mike Shortness - 3D Printing Pen Blanks
December 21 - Open

All meetings are from 10 am - 1 pm
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
139 South Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60490

December (2019) Christmas Challenge:
A total of $25 (kit and blank). Make the best pen you can, and the winner gets the glory (and the prizes). I encourage to use some technique you either learned or were inspired to try. We will vote as a group. This year’s winner was a nice watch parts pen.

Tips and Tricks:
Please bring your tips and tricks for all of us to share and learn. Last month we had a few but always looking for more. Even if small – it might be something someone else is struggling with.

Show and Tell:
Please bring any pens you either loved making and just want to show off / are having trouble with a techniques and want help / want feedback on / or just want to put on a table. This will be an open forum to help each other. You will find two things out – one helping others is fun and two you know more than you think you do and others will benefit.

Looking for demonstrators and / or topics. If you have any interest in doing a demo email me. Also if you have suggestions for a demo you would like to see email me back.

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