2022 PenMakers International MPG
April 22 and 23, 2022 - Virtual Symposium
Topics (Subject To Change)
From Beginner To Professional In 90 Minutes
Sales And Marketing
Using a 3D Printer In Pen Making
Kitless On A Metal Lathe
Polymer Clay Blanks
Turning Using Carbide Tools
Custom Pen Patterns on a Rose Engine
Color Casting
UV Resin / Craft Show Setup
All Abount Casting

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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Stainless Steel Bottle Stoppers

After working on a concept in 2014, we designed a stopper to stand on its own and started manufacturing the #701. It too has been an excellent seller. Now artists and users of the stoppers can enjoy their work standing on a counter or in a display cabinet. Patented. In the fall of 2015 we made available our tear drop stopper, #601. In May 2017 we introduced the #501 standing stopper. Both are Patented. These styles give a better aesthetic appeal when making a top that is very curvy where the 301 and 701 are very straight line.

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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 their fun for cats too.

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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:

  • 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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T. Shadow

Tools for the wood turner by a wood turner . Here at T. Shadow & Co. we strive to bring the best quality tools and accessories we can to you, the wood turner.

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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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Rich Coers

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

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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Featured Vendor
The American Association of Woodturners

Featured Demonstrator
Ed Brown