2019 Midwest Penturners Gathering
April 26 and 27, 2019 - Chicago

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Those who have "been around" long enough will remember Cozee (Greg Cozad) starting the Midwest Penturners Gathering (MPG) about a decade ago in Urbana, Illinois. After four years, Low48 (Rich Coers) continued the tradition in a super-human single-handed presentation for another four years. Then, the Ohio IAP contingent volunteered and the event was moved to Wadsworth Ohio for the last four years. The event has seen tremendous growth over all these years. From a few hours at a union hall to a three day event in a fantastic hotel. Great demonstrations, vendors, and new activities. Most importantly great friendships, conversations, and sharing of ideas.

Now is the time to take the next step. Starting next year the Midwest Pen Turners Gathering will rotate host cities to better serve the pen turning community. We are considering a three city rotation. The first new location up is Chicagoland. Look for dates and times to be announced over the next few weeks. Chicago offers a nice central location for many turning clubs and will be ready to continue the direction the founders have started. The thought is that each city will have its local club facilitate the event, but keep in coordination with the other host cities to maintain consistency.

The nucleus of the Chicago team is Ed Brown, John Underhill, and Mark Dreyer, but we know we will be asking for volunteers to help out. If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer let any of us know – the earlier the better. We look forward to keeping the quality of the event that the teams in front of us have started.

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Robust Tools

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Pearl Ex 32 Color Set
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Rob Nelson