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Mid-Atlantic Penturners Gathering 2015

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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

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

Richard L. Greenwald - Richard & Betsy Greenwald: offering Pen Blanks, Pen Parts, Ink and Refills, Photographs, and more...

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"

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