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We had so many great demonstrations, speakers, and participants for 2013, it was hard to choose what to share, but here are a few pictures of the great times we all had in the Saturday demonstration room. Please contact us with your ideas for future demonstrations!

MAPG Introduction
Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown, founder and moderator for IAP (International Association of Penturners), started the morning off with a short introduction about IAP and the importance of having local chapter events to personally network and share ideas. Please visit for more information.

For our first hour of demonstrations, Ed Brown, shared his professional opinions on various production penturning techniques.

For the second hour of demonstrations, Curtis Seebeck, owner/operator of TurnTex Woodworks, shared his product called MesquiteMan's Cactus Juice Stabilizing Resin, which helps to turn soft, punky wood and other pourous material into beautiful, usable blanks.

Ginny Rogan, local calligraphy artist, shared her techniques on proper use of a calligraphy pen. Calligraphy nibs were provided by the club for those interested in trying.

Jonathon Brooks, polyester resin pen blank artist, demonstrated the difficult and sometimes fickle nature of resin casting. Jonathon's products are sometimes available through *

Toni Ransfield, polymer clay artist, demonstrated some of the tools and techniques required to create polymer clay blanks. Toni's blanks are sometimes available through * Exotic and finished polymer clay pens can be purchased from her own online store at Exclusive

Our pen finishing demonstration hour was completed by Fred Wissen - CA finish, Rick Crook - new CA, Bill Sampson - french polish, and Phil Duffy - Woodturner's Finish (samples were provided).

Bruce Robbins finished the day off with a demonstration on custom pen design.

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