2023 PenMakers International Chicagoland MPG
April 21 and 22, 2023 - Symposium - Hoffman Estates Illinois
               

Vendors

Easy Wood Tools

Easy Wood Tools® makes high quality, easy to use, hand-crafted turning tools and accessories so people will have more time to relax, create, and enjoy woodturning as a hobby or profession. We’re a family-owned business that takes its mission very seriously. We’re the leading replaceable carbide-tipped woodturning tool manufacturer for a reason:

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  • We focus only on turning;
  • We are consistently first to market with cutting-edge turning tool;
  • and accessory design;
  • Our products are high quality and hand made in America;
  • Our customer service staff is knowledgeable, responsive, and fast.


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Rich Coers

Exceptional wood blanks. From pens to bowls. Beautiful and pure.

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Exotic Blanks

Whether you are looking for pen kits, natural materials, space-age plastics, vintage material, exotic materials, or just something new and different for your most valued clients, we at Exotic Blanks are here to provide you with a wide range of exciting choices for the soul of your creations.

With many years of experience in the arts behind us, we have taken the guess work out of selecting exciting new products. As active artists, we have worked with and proven all of the materials we offer. We provide tips and hints as to peculiarities of the various materials. And we are available to answer those burning questions or to accept your special requests.

In short, Exotic Blanks offers everything you need to take your products to another level, pleasing your customers and increasing your personal satisfaction. Browse through our many offers. Bet you can’t choose just one!



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Ohio PenWorks

Ohio Pen Works sells unique and distinctive pen blanks cast in Alumilite.

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The Pensmiths

Two brothers making custom writing instruments and other woodturning projects. Also specializing in custom Alumilite blanks.

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Midwest Woodworking Electronics

Midwest Woodworking Electronics provides project kits for woodworkers to create their own electronic gadgets.

Our first products to market are laser pointer kits. These laser pointers are designed to the upmost quality. Our patented laser pointer kits allows for a long single body which gives focus more on the craftmanship of the wood/acrylic body. They pair well with a finely crafted pen for gifts.

This is a new market for penturners who sell to companies, jewelry stores, and craft shows. The target end-users are business people who do presentations, or people who do indoor/outdoor work to point at objects like construction sites, factories, nature, stargazing, etc… And of course they're fun for cats too.

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The American Association of Woodturners

Mission Statement
The mission of the American Association of Woodturners is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a Minnesota nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by providing opportunities for education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood. Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 16,000 members and a network of over 365 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood/tool suppliers. AAW’s journal, American Woodturner is the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world.

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BVV (Formerly known as Best Value Vacs)

BVV provides the most economical and effective vacuum chambers on the market. BVV’s focus covers a variety of industry, but we have always been known for our affordable high-quality vacuum chamber equipment. We have serviced the Woodturners, Craft and Hobbyist market, for many years and will continue expand to carry a variety of materials to meet your needs. Located outside of Chicago we ensure that most of the items are shipped same or next day, and we always have a staff of representatives available to help.

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Pauls Pens And Things

Powder-coated rifle cartridge assemblies with transmission installed made using once-fired cases and military bullets. Powder-coated 50 BMG cases and bullets drilled for cross and parker refills. Shop-made fordite blanks made using powder coat paint sized ¾ x ¾ x 6 inch

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PtownSubbie

Fred loves to design and improve useful tools and jigs for all types of projects. His line of silicone casting molds first started by looking into how he could create his own pen blanks. Today, his business has diversified into several lines of custom pen making products and accessories.

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Stadium Pen Blanks

Founded in 2010, Hardin Penworks branched off to form Stadium Pen Blanks. SPB specializes in pen blanks from stadium seats, benches, walls, & floors. SPB has historical & nautical blanks as well as embedded historical & cultural blanks are available.

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