2011 Penturners Rendezvous

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Last Years Event

The 9th Annual Penturners Rendevous was held on Wednesday evening, May 18th in Provo UT. It was a great success with over 125 pen afficienados in attendance. We had vendors, displays, demos, and tons of door prizes. Demos for the evening by Kurt Hertzog, Bill Jackman, and Anthony Turchetta. Per past events, the doors opened promptly at 7pm and the door prize drawings began at 9. Everyone in attendance won something! Two mini-lathes, tools galore, books, videos, products, magazine subscriptions, kits, and pen blanks by the case.


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Anthony Turchetta attends to customers at his The Golden Nib booth.

Ron and Janice Brown attend to things at their CoolHammers.Com table.

Some of the over 125 attendees shopping, chatting, resting, and staking out a place for the demos.

The vendors had woods, kits, videos, services, and more available at the Rendezvous.

The Golden Nib and Kallenshaan Woods product display.

An attentive audience listens to the evenings announcements and agenda.

"Laser leftovers" or "Remainders" at the Kallenshaan Woods booth.

Online registrants line up to get their free laser engraving from Ken Nelsen at Kallenshaan Woods

Demonstrations by Kurt Hertzog, Bill Jackman, and Anthony Turchetta drew much attention.

Anthony works with his camera man during the demo.

Anthony Turchetta's demo on finishing alternate materials.

Demos wind down and time for the door prize drawings!


Photos by Kurt Hertzog


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
Bear Tooth Woods
Berea Hardwoods
Bethlehem Olive Wood
Cool Hammers
Craft Supplies USA
The Golden Nib - Anthony Turchetta
Barry Gross
Kallenshaan Woods
Learning Turning LLC (Rex & Kip)
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Packard Woodworks
Pen World Magazine
Penn State Industries
Dick and Cindy Sing
Thompson Lathe Tools
Keith Tompkins
Woodturning Design Magazine