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
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.
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