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Racer3770

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We are still interested in being vendors again this year. I know I'm probably too early. Just keep us in mind if you think about it. Looking forward to April!
 
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mg_dreyer

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James,

Yes on early, but I promise we are working out the details and planning the process for vendor registration. Ed, John and I met last week and have the process down, but want to get a few things in order first. Most importantly the website. We want vendors to get the maximum out of there participation, so we want to feature them on the site for the general registration. Sorry for the long winded reply - but I want to let you know we will keep you up today.

Mark
 

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for the new penturners that have never been to pen turning conference, will we learn the basics of turning a pen? like basic equipment needed to get started? things like that.

Thanks
 

Racer3770

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James,

Yes on early, but I promise we are working out the details and planning the process for vendor registration. Ed, John and I met last week and have the process down, but want to get a few things in order first. Most importantly the website. We want vendors to get the maximum out of there participation, so we want to feature them on the site for the general registration. Sorry for the long winded reply - but I want to let you know we will keep you up today.

Mark


John touched based with me as well. Thanks for all the work you guys are putting into this! Shaping up to be an awesome gathering!


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for the new penturners that have never been to pen turning conference, will we learn the basics of turning a pen? like basic equipment needed to get started? things like that.

Thanks
Take note pad with you. There will be so much information your brain will go on overload
 

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for the new penturners that have never been to pen turning conference, will we learn the basics of turning a pen? like basic equipment needed to get started? things like that.

Thanks
We plan on covering a little bit of everything so hopefully everyone can take some info and new ideas home.

Please feel free to post any ideas you guys might want to see or have hands on in a break out room and we’ll see what we can do.
 

mg_dreyer

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I agree with John - give us ideas for topics and hands-on sessions. We are currently looking for talented demonstrators and any help you can provide on what you want to see will only make this even better.
 

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Here's a little info to get you saving some spending cash, not to mention...with no worries of shipping costs! (ok I mentioned it) We are getting great responses from our vendors available. To date we have the following lined up with more to come....

Exotic Blanks - Pen kits, Specialty Blanks, Alumilite Resin, Supplies and More!
"Whether you are looking for pen kits, natural materials, space-age plastics, vintage material, exotic materials, or just something new and different for your most valued clients, we at Exotic Blanks are here to provide you with a wide range of exciting choices for the soul of your creations." https://www.exoticblanks.com/

ThePensmiths - Custom Alumilite Blanks!
Two brothers making custom writing instruments and other woodturning projects. Also specializing in custom Alumilite blanks. https://www.facebook.com/ThePensmithsOH/

Rich Coers - Also know on IAP as "Low48" - and one of the previous organizers of the MPG for many years. Rich has spent a lifetime working in all aspects of the woodworking field. If you attended the early years of MPGs you remember having the ability to handpick top notch wood blanks of assorted sizes for turning projects from the man who has more wood than God and probably forgotten more in woodworking than I'll ever know.

Tom Bell - Also know on IAP as "m4skinner". Tom offers a wide variety of custom cast blanks for a wide variety of pen styles. https://www.facebook.com/customcastblanks/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/m4skinner

L and R Collectables and Crafts - Rich Rossio offers quality woodworking tools, lathe and sharpening accessories, and needed pen turning supplies. L and R Collectibles and Crafts | eBay Stores

Ohio Penworks - Also know on IAP as "mbroberg" Mike Broberg offers a wide variety of themed custom blanks for all of your pen making needs. https://www.exoticblanks.com/Ohio-PenWorks-Blanks/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/OhioPenworksLLC?section_id=23000144

Chris Cannon - Also know on the IAP as "thewishman". Chris offers a wide variety of custom blanks constructed of many mediums including rebar, layered wood to custom resin pours. Much of his work can be seen as a guest artist at Exotic blanks. Here are a few... https://www.exoticblanks.com/Steampunk-By-Chris/ and https://www.exoticblanks.com/Sparkler-Dazzler-Blanks/

I love being able to look over a wide variety of merchandise and handpicking what I like! Thank you all for helping make this upcoming MPG 2019 an event YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS !!
Keep watching for more!!!
 

mg_dreyer

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It is nice to see many of the Ohio vendors coming and some vendors from the Chicago area coming back. Rich Coers has a great supply of wood blanks and ran the MPG for a few years. Welcome back -Rich. Nice to have you back.
 

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Speaking of vendors will Exotic Blanks bring blanks to the MPG? I know I can order at anytime but I like to touch and feel the blanks that I turn.
 

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I'm so happy that Rich Coers will be there! His wood blank collection has helped me sell many pens. At the first MPG I bought about a dozen pieces of figured wood - I now upcharge $50 per Sierra for that crotch buckeye - and I get it. His spalted persimmon got me into my first jewelry store.

Welcome back, Rich!
 

mg_dreyer

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Chris

I think we are all happy to see Rich coming back. Greg (Cozee) did a great job starting this thing up and Rich was fantastic keeping it going before the fine folks in Ohio took it over. I know we are hoping to keep this going for a long time and seeing old friends come back is really the best part.

I think the demos are great but the social aspect is really fun. Much like meeting you in the past few years, I have meet a lot of people that I keep in touch with.

Just looking to keep it going,
Mark
 
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