MAPG 2016 is well on its way to be another exciting event! This will be our 4th year and we expect to have a new series of interesting
demonstrations, some old and new vendors, a couple of contests, and through the generosity of a great group of vendors and fellow pen makers, thousands
of dollars in door prizes. Check back regularly for updated schedule and registration as we firm up the plans.
DEMONSTRATORS (tentative list):
Barry Gross of Arizona Silhouette will demo a few finishes and some tricks with colored pencils.
This will be three in a row for Barry and we love to have him.
Curtis Seebeck of TurnTex Woodworks teaches the Art and Science of Stabilizing. Curtis gave us an
introduction at our first MAPG, but he tells us he's learned a few things since.
Rick Crook - Closed End Pens - You gotta know how to hold em. Rick will be back to show the many ways to hold and turn blanks for closed end pens.
Doug Thompson of Thompson Lathe Tools will give a talk on tool steels. We're looking forward to this one and
may even be tempted to get a bowl gouge. Doug has supported each MAPG with fabulous door prizes.
Jon David Jones - The current and future design of pen kits. Jon will be representing Classic Nib
this year filling in for Roy. As the founder of Signature Pen Company, Jon can give us some insight into how new pen kits are designed and arrive on the market.
Bring your ideas and ask him tons of questions.
Neil Drumheller - Thread Weaving Pen Blanks. This is one of the coolest ideas to hit the market. If it's good for fishing rods, it will be great for pens.
Mark James will be back with the IAP collection - enter our contests and you too could be immortalized.
VENDORS (tentative list):
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