1st Annual Penturners Rendezvous

The 1st Annual Penturners Rendezvous was held on Wednesday evening, May 7th, 2003 at the Holiday Inn in Provo, Utah. The gathering was held in concert with the Craft Supplies USA Open House and the Utah Woodturning Symposium. With 70 pre-registered and many others showing up, it was a packed house. The evening was very enjoyable with the crowd containing everyone from absolute newbies to the very experienced, including the authors of most of the penturning books available.

We were very fortunate to have Kip Christiansen, Rex Burningham, Dick Sing, and John Swanson in attendance not only to help celebrate the joys of penturning but to also autograph books for those who brought in their copies. With plenty of pizza and pop, the Yahoo Penturner's Group Pen Display, turning demos, and individual's pen pouches to pass around, the evening was a great success.

Our thanks to all of the sponsors of the event. Craft Supplies USA, Penn State Industries, Hut Products, Arizona Silouette, Tamarind Woodturning, Klingspoor, and Woodturningz.

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The catalogs and literature that had been shipped out prior for inclusion in the information handout package for Rendezvous attendees

We get started getting things layed out in the hospitality suite at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday night

Scott brought his mini lathe and a newly purchased stand for use at the Rendezvous

On Wednesday night, after the Craft Supplies Open House, we added the pens ...

and the pizzas ...

and soon enough, there were people

Bill Baumbeck had a sampling of the wares available from Arizona Silouete

There were plenty of pen cases (this is Rich Kleinhenz's) going around to compare work and get ideas

Some of Tim Boddy's work

The pen display got plenty of attention and the ballot box was setup for voting

Believe it or not, Ed Davidson is back there somewhere demoing for some of the crowd

There he is

Ben Williams (Craft Supply), Rich Kleinhenz, Rex Burningham (Craft Supply & BYU), and "Stretch" Wilcox chat

Dick Sing, Rex Burningham, and Scott Greaves compare notes

Kip Christiansen (red shirt) and Tim Boddy (Raiders shirt) check out Bill Baumbeck's offerings

It was a great opportunity to meet other Yahoo Penturner's Group members along with the authors and penturning experts

Dick and Cindy Sing, along with Stretch Wilcox check out the pen display

Tim Boddy and Bill Baumbeck chatting, John Swanson (author of Threading Lidded Boxes) on the far right in the plaid shirt

Having started at 7, here are some of the folks waiting as we begin to draw for the door prize drawings a little after 9

The whole night was very enjoyable and one of the funnier moments was when Kip Christiansen won a copy of Bill Baumbeck's beginners penturning video

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Photos by Kurt Hertzog