2009 Penturners Rendezvous

Winning Logo Design by Glenn McCullough

This Years Event

The 7th Annual Penturners Rendevous was held on Wednesday evening, May 13th in Provo UT. We had well over 125 attendees. The event had plenty to do with ongoing demonstrations, provided by Kurt Hertzog, Bill Jackman, and Brian and Mark Gisi. The vendors had plenty of interesting things to show and sell. There were plenty of brochures and product literature to take as well as free copies of Pen World Magazine. Their were tables, reserved for the pen display, also was the spot for everyone to show (and tell) about work they had brought along.

Starting promptly at 7PM, the visiting and vendor areas were frequented, and the demos began at 7:30. After a couple of hours of demos, displays, and visiting, the Rendezvous is capped off with the door prize drawings. Every year, we receive incredible support from the pen related suppliers and this year was no different. As usual, just about everyone in attendance wins a prize. The Rikon Mini Lathe grand prize, provided by Woodcraft, was won by Quincy Boyce. The Jet Mini Lathe Pen Display grand prize, provided by Craft Supplies USA, was won by Glenn McCullough and Jeff Powell. You can see from our sponsors listed below just how extensive the door prize pool was. For those who couldn't attend the Rendezvous, take a look at the photos below.


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Getting things set up prior to the 7PM start

The greeting committee with the door prize tables behind

Russ Fairfield sets up his vendor table

Anthony Turchetta tends his Golden Nib table

Ken and Colin Nelsen get the display and laser set up at the Kallenshaan Woods table

One of the five pen display cases w/ works from the US and Canada

The doors open at 7 and the crowd begins to arrive

Dick and Cindi Sing drop in to the event

The Rendezvous lets pen makers visit and make friends, see vendor displays, and watch pen related demos

The 2009 event was the 7th annual event held each year in concert w/ the Utah Woodturning Symposium

At 7:30, the demos get kicked off with three half hour demos planned

Kurt Hertzog begins with a demo on demystifying the skew chisel

Bill Jackman starts his demo at 8pm with a closed end turning demo

At 8:30, Brian and Mark Gisi begin their demo on special blank construction

The Gisi's wrap up at 9 so the door prize drawings can begin

Kurt Hertzog presents Quincy Boyce with the Woodcraft lathe grand prize with McCullough/Powell winning the CSUSA lathe grand prize

Photos by Bob Altig, Kurt Hertzog, and Bill Jackman


Pen Display

Continuing the tradition of putting together a pen display for the event, this year we had contrbutors from around the US and Canada.  The display will be recreated for the AAW Symposium in Richmond.

Prize winners for the pen display were chosen from the display participants. Dick Sing did the honors of drawing the winners for the pen display prizes. The winner of the Jet Mini Lathe w/ a Chuck Grand Prize, provided by Craft Supplies USA and drawn from all of the pen display participants, was Glenn McCullough and Jeff Powell. Their collaborative work was drawn. We'll let those two work out the time share:-}. Thanks to all who contributed to the pen display.

Thank You

Thanks to the folks who made this year's event a big success. In addition to Kurt Hertzog, Bill Jackman, Elysa Jackman, Emilie Jackman, and Bob Altig all played major roles in the prep and execution of the event. There were also many who helped behind the scenes as well as pitching in at the event. A special thanks to all who attended, both for the first time as well as those who make it an annual ritual. It all can happen because of the generosity of the vendors at the event along with those who can't attend. Below is the listing of this year's sponsors. Please thank them for their support when you do business with them.

This Years Sponsors

We thank our sponsors of this years event. Their contributions to the event including prizes, logistics, advertising, and moral support are vital to the success of the Rendezvous each year. Please tell them you appreciate their contributions to our event when you do business with them.

Arizona Silhouette
Bad Dogs Burl Source
JR Beall Tool Co.
Bear Tooth Woods
Berea Hardwoods
Bethlehem Olive Wood
Craft Supplies USA
Russ Fairfield
The Golden Nib - Anthony Turchetta
Barry Gross
PHDesigns & Manufacturing (Paul Huffman)
Kallenshaan Woods
Learning Turning LLC (Rex & Kip)
Logs to Lumber
More Woodturning Magazine
Packard Woodworks
Pen World Magazine
Penn State Industries
Dick and Cindy Sing
Thompson Lathe Tools
Keith Tompkins
Woodturning Design Magazine