1st Annual Penturners Rendezvous

The 1stAnnual Penturners Rendezvous is a "done deal". If you weren't there, you missed a good one. Be sure to make your plans for next year!

If you would like to take a look at the photos of the event, you can see the 1st Annual Penturners Rendezvous here. In concert with the Rendezvous and the Utah Woodturning Symposium, the Yahoo Penturners Group put together a display of pens from various members. The intention of the display was to show some of the creative ideas that have been applied to pens and penturning. The pen display was at the Rendezvous on Wednesday evening and at the Symposium instant gallery from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. Take a look at the pen gallery here.

For those interested in see how the wood is found for Arizona Silhouette's famous stabilized pen blanks, I have posted In Search of the Perfect Pen Blank.

Craft Supplies USA is located in Provo Utah. They hold their Open House on the day before the start of the Utah Woodturning Symposium. This annual event features vendor booths, equipment demonstrations, and turning demonstrations by many of the Symposium demonstrators. They also have a cookout and clearance sale that draws a big crowd. This year, the Yahoo Penturners Group was invited to participate in the CSUSA Open House as demonstrators. Take a look at the Craft Supplies USA Open House photos.

The Utah Woodturning Symposium has been held for 24 years. The event draws turners from all over the world, both as attendees as well as demonstrators. This year's list of demonstrators included Stuart Batty, Jimmy Clewes, Petter Herrud, Stephen Hughes, Phil Irons, Stuart Mortimer, Joe O'Neill, Martin Pidgen, Graham Priddle, Trent Bosch, Phil Brennion, Nelson Cassinger, Kip Christiansen, Nick Cook, Cindy Drozda, Kelly Dunn, Carole Floate, Ron Gerton, Ray Huskey, Jerry Kermode, Mike Mahoney, Dale Nish, David Nittmann, and Michael Werner. By any stretch, an all-star cast in the world of woodturning. The pictures of the 2003 Utah Woodturning Symposium are posted here, including the Instant Gallery.

The PowerPoint Presentation that was given at the Symposium is available here. It is 5.5 Meg in size so it'll take quite a while to download if you are on a slow conection. If you don't have PowerPoint available, you can download a viewer from Microsoft.

If you would like to see last year's event, you can take a look at the pictures of the 2002 Utah Woodturning Symposium.

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