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

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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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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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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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Custom Cast Blanks

Pen Blanks

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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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The Pensmiths

Two brothers making custom writing instruments and other woodturning projects. Also specializing in custom Alumilite blanks.

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Garage Pen Company

Colored Pen Blanks

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Ohio PenWorks

Ohio Pen Works sells unique and distinctive pen blanks cast in Alumilite.

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Robust Tools

Are you a woodturner? We are too. We design and build the products we sell with input from woodturners just like you. And we do it right here in Wisconsin. If you have a question about any of our products,contact us or one of our Woodturning Dealers

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Ankrom Exotics

Ankrom Exotics is a small, privately owned, business that has been operating since 2008. However, that wasn't when this all began or started. Pat's father is a Knifemaker and although Pat didn't follow in his fathers' footsteps, an interest began to grow in the various materials that could be used for the handles of those knives. That interest matured into buying various species of wood & then onto improving upon nature, itself. He began testing different stabilizing methods to find a process that would create woods that were more resistant to enviormental changes and stronger than they were before this process was applied. He also wanted to make it so that it would finish much nicer & easier. It took awhile (and a lot of experimenting) before he finally perfected the method/process we currently use today.

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BVV (Formerly known as Best Value Vacs)

BVV provides the most economical and effective vacuum chambers on the market. BVV’s focus covers a variety of industry, but we have always been known for our affordable high-quality vacuum chamber equipment. We have serviced the Woodturners, Craft and Hobbyist market, for many years and will continue expand to carry a variety of materials to meet your needs. Located outside of Chicago we ensure that most of the items are shipped same or next day, and we always have a staff of representatives available to help.

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Easy Wood Tools

"Our goal is to continue delivering the high-quality products, made in America craftsmanship, customer service, and innovation that our customers deserve and trust with the EWT brand; while simultaneously exploring opportunities to provide added value in new product and service offerings. Additionally, Easy Wood Tools will remain a family-owned manufacturing company operating out of Lexington, Kentucky" states Chris Caliendo.

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Jason Rose

Clear Castings. Embedded Objects. Blanks With A History and A Story

Rich Coers

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

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