2024 PenMakers International Chicagoland MPG
April 19 and 20, 2024 - Symposium - Hoffman Estates Illinois
         
         



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March 31, 2024

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March 31, 2024

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April 17, 2024
On Site After - April 17, 2024


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Jacquard Products
Pearl Ex Set
12—0.11 oz/3 g jars of Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment
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Woodturningz
Pen Blanks
Assorted Wood Pen Blanks
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Composite Envisions
Casting Resin
This clear resin is used for castings where a crystal clear finished product is required. This product is used mainly in decorative applications. Not to be used for laminating materials. A few examples of uses would be clear trophies, awards, or decorative pieces. This “casting resin” can be used to preserve those special items for years to come.
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D-Way Tools
Detail Skew
1/2" Detail Skew
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Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers
Knurled Insert
Meant for our Bottle Stoppers, Honey Dippers, and other projects with a 3/8″-16 thread that can be turned on our BSM or UM Mandrels.
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Easy Inlay
Paua Abalone Strips
Our Paua Abalone add a beautiful, gleaming seam of color to any inlay. Simply peel the sticky backing off the strip, lay it into a ring groove or other channel, add resin (CA glue, UV-cure resin), and voila! Easy Inlay made even easier. Sold in one-color packs of three. Strip size approximately 230 mm x 3.8 mm x 0.7 mm / 9.2" x 0.15" x 0.03" (L x W x D).
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Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers
Honey Dippers
Curvy lines make this the classic honey dipper. It features a round curvy head and a curvy accent on the 3/8-16 threaded end. This has a 3/8-16 thread that is 1/2” long, just like our 301, 501, 601, and 701 Stoppers. The overall length is 4-1/4” long less the threaded stud. The perfect length for 8oz mason jars. If used with our brass inserts the handle will be able to be taken off easily and then placed in the dishwasher, making it the best of both worlds. Easy to clean stainless steel and a fun turning project.
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Tim's Tools
Angle Gauge
Woodturning Angle Gauge
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Easy Inlay
Plastic Applicators
Extra CA glue tips are an invaluable asset at your workstation--you can never have too many! We supply 55+ in one low-priced package so you'll never run out of them. Works great with our GluBoost products. 
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Underhill Casting Solutions
Custom Blanks
Custom Blanks
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Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers
Spectraply Stopper Blanks
SpectraPly is a Grade A Birch laminate composed of deep, vibrant color patterns. Each layer is 1/16″ thick. The dyed Birch veneers are coated with a structural strength, environmentally safe adhesive and pressed together under intense pressure. The result is a stable, dyed birch plywood that reveals its amazing color patterns when processed. All Blocks are roughly 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 3″
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Easy Inlay
Metal Flakes
Shredded flakes in three colors add a luxurious glimmer to gilding, casting, or inlay accents for any woodworking, wood turning, or crafting project! It can be mixed with a variety of resins, glue size, or finishes, too.
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Packard Woodworks Inc
Dual Purpose Live Center #2 MT
This Live Center features two interchangeable centers that engage the workpiece. One is a cup center with a point that is used for spindle work or bowls. The other is a 60 degree point center to use on pen mandrels or for centering on holes. This live center has a high quality double row ball bearing for accuracy and long life.  The bearing is replaceable if needed. This Dual Purpose Live center has a #2 Morse Taper and and a Black Oxide finish to help prevent corrosion.
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Dayacom
Ball Pen Kit with Ball Clip and New Ring
Ball Pen Kit with Ball Clip and New Ring
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Turntex
Gift Card
Gift Card
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Oneway
Grinding Jig
Wolverine Grinding Jig
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Eye Candy
Pigment Sample Set
A small sample of our various pigments and with some of our top sellers in the set!! This mica mineral powder set is ideal for DIY craft use, such as woodworking, resin art, plastics, slime making, powder-coating, homemade bath bombs and jewelry, melt & pour, lip balm, acrylic painting, screen printing, candle making, and more.
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Easy Inlay
Fine Point Tweezers
Easy Inlay's precision, fine-point tweezers aid in handling fine inlay materials like cultured opal and paua abalone shell pieces. Angled and eagle claw tips provide easy and ergonomic manipulation, even for the smallest particles. Stainless steel, non-magnetic, and engineered to Swiss standards.
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Teknatool USA
Nova Chuck
The NOVA 48306 LITE G3 Pen Turning Bundle includes the NOVA 48287 LITE G3 Direct Thread 1″ x 8 TPI chuck and is light weight, and with less overhang which is perfect for smaller lathe spindles. The small 1.79″ body length delivers less overhang from the spindle than the larger geared Chucks 4 Jaw self centering geared chuck, suitable for smaller lathes with up to 14″ swing. Fully featured chuck including Auto Stop, Copper composite Jaw Slides, Comfortable Sliding T Bar Handle and 2″ (50mm) Jaws. Powerful Tuff Lock gearing with precise, hardened action delivers incredibly smooth strength for a solid, vibration free performance. This bundle also includes, 50mm/2” Jaws, Pen Plus Jaws, Mandrel Saver, Sliding T-Bar Chuck Key Handle, Woodworm Screw and fastenings in a sturdy storage case with handle. 
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Robust Tools
6" Tool Rest
6" Tool Rest
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Milescraft
Pen Press
Simplify pen assembly with the Milescraft PenPress. This is the ideal tool for pressing pen crafting components and other turned projects together in a quick and simple fashion. The durable design keeps parts in horizontal alignment while pressure is applied. The spring-loaded slider can be easily adjusted for different component lengths. The steel handle and pivot deliver up to 300 pounds of force to ensure solid fitting pen pieces.
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Cousineau Wood Products
Pen Blanks
SpectraPly is a Grade A, dyed birch laminate. It is layered into a variety of color patterns and bonded together with PVA glue. SpectraPly is used worldwide for many things like pepper mills, bottle stoppers, baseball bats, and rifle stocks.
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Tim's Tools
Speed Center
Never fumble with a standard ruler again while marking the center of a blank . These cork backed center finders resist slipping and are easy to hold. They are designed to quickly find the center of square stock,  round stock and non-square stock. You set the finder once and make your marks. Accepts standard pencils, carpenter pencils and many Sharpie permanent markers. Laser cut from 14 gauge stainless steel.
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Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers
Bottle Stoppers

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Bell Forest Products
Gift Card
Gift card to Bell Forest Products
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Ron Robbins
Abalone Shell Blanks
Abalone Shell Blanks
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Carter and Son Toolworks
Spindle Gouge
1/2" Spindle Gouge
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Stainless Steel Bottlestoppers
Universal Mandrel
Universal Mandrels come in various sizes for different spindles. The “turn to diameter” is set for our Honey Dippers but unlike our BSM mandrels they accept our bushings to change the “turn to diameter”. Can be used with or without bushings depending on the project. Precision machined in the USA! Has 3/8-16 self tapping thread. Rust protective black oxide coating. Each mandrel features flats for easy install/removal Unlike other mandrels ours run true to within .002″ of an inch. Free storage case included. Mandrels supplied with a screw on/off plastic washer. We have had a few requests for the washer as it helps prevent the wood getting stuck on the mandrel. The washer should be removed when threading the wood. The use of the washer is optional.
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Topics (Subject To Change)
The Average Turner and a Bowl
An Evening With Dick Sing
Getting Started in Casting
Clear Casting
Beginning Pen Making
And Now For Something Slightly Different …
Turning Small Trees, Spin Tops and Other Small Treasure
Thread Wrapped
Marketing Your Talent
Kitless and Clips
Thread Woven Pen Blanks
Color Casting
Stabilization
Differentiating Yourself Without Casting
Sales And Marketing
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