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Mid-Atlantic Penturners Gathering 2015

Thank you to MAPG 2015 Sponsors!

Woodcraft of Richmond

IAP - Jeff Brown (jeff)

Roy Robaldo (OKLAHOMAN) of Classic Nib

Mark James (markjames)

Jonathon Brooks (Brooks803) of Brooks Blanks

Glenn Hunter (SatelliteCity) of Satellite City Instant Glues

Eric Goertz (BangleGuy) of WildWood Design

George Valentine (robutacion) of George's Bits of Timber

Perry Bridges (papaturner) of Perry's Pens

Leroy Smith (Smitty37) of Smitty's Pen Works

Michael Hardin (Crashmph) of Eco Advance

Eugene Soto (ElMostro) Maker of the "Amalgam-Mutt" Pen Blanks

Jon Piper (GoodTurns) of Piper's Fine Writing - Men's Essentials

Berea Hardwoods

Fred Wissen (PTownSubbie) & Tina Wissen ( of Fred Wissen Designs LLC

Doug Thompson of Thompson Lathe Tools

Tim McGill (iowacobb) of

John Underhill (JohnU)

CLICK HERE if you would like to pre-register for the event.

Pre-Register for MAPG 2015!

Contact us with any questions about our Mid-Atlantic Penturners Gathering!

MAY 1 & 2: Join us for 2 days of socializing, demonstrations, contests, and galleries. Friday evening from 7 - 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm.

The event will be held at:

9862 W. Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA 23060.

2015 PEN CONTESTS: to be submitted and judged on Saturday, May 2. We will offer a grand winner to become part of IAP collection. $100 offer for pen if accepted. Please contact John Penberthy if you have any questions.

CONTEST 1: COMPONENT KITS - open to all, with the following considerations

PEN: must be made by the contestant AND from any commercially available component kit. Minor modifications may be made to components, but radical mods are not permissible. This distinction will be solely at the discretion of the judges.

PEN BLANK: must be made by the contestant AND include at least two different materials.

No assistance allowed.

CONTEST 2: OPEN CHALLENGE - any and all are welcome!

No restrictions on methods used to make the pen.

Any pen submitted must be made only by, and entirely by, the contestant.

MAPG Vendor Room: here is the tentative list for 2015!

Blanks by Brooks - Barry Gross: offering Pen Kits, Pen Blanks, Pen Accessories, Kallenshaan Laser Inlay Kits, Segmented Blanks, Slab Blanks, DVD & Books, and more...

Brooks Blanks

Brooks Blanks - Jonathon & Shea Brooks: offering Custom Resin Pen Blanks and more...

C;assoc Mob - Roy & Dee Robaldo offering Bock Nibs, Component Sets (kits), Pen Blanks, Pen Boxes & Cases and more... - Fred & Tina Wissen: offering Custom Acrylic Pen Blanks, Cholla Pen Blanks, CNC Pen Blanks, Polymer Clay Pen Blanks, and Silicone Casting Molds for both tube-in and block casters

Here is our tentative event schedule for 2015!


7:00 - 9:00

Vendors open


Show off your Pens


Kurt Hertzog (AAW President) - "Making your Pens Unique"


9:00 - 5:00

Vendors open


Kurt Hertzog (AAW President) - "Making a Stick Pen"


Barry Gross (2bgross) - "On Tube Casting"


Pizza Lunch


Charlie Wortman (Charlie_W) - "Turning between Centers and more"


Roy Robaldo (OKLAHOMAN) - "How to Upgrade a Nib, Fill a Pump, and Basic Tuning"


Bill Walters (bill walters) and Bruce Robbins (BRobbins629) - "The Incredible Threading Machine"

Mark James will have a display of the IAP collection - CLICK HERE to see the pens already submitted.

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