Vendor Showcase

Stadium Pen Blanks

Michael Hardin

Michael Hardin

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Stadium Pen Blanks was founded in October of 2018 as an off-shoot of Hardin Penworks. From a single Fenway Park stadium seat, Stadium Pen Blanks was born. Since then SPB has acquired material and blanks from 190+ stadiums for 220+ sports teams, 35+ US Navy Ships, 30+ vintage aircrafts, several historic buildings, and culturally significant materials.

SPB was the driving force that helped shape the market for professional and fancy Certificates of Authenticity. Today many vendors, distributors, and artisans have upped their game with the new standard of what a nice COA should look like.

  

Drop Anchor Creations

Michelle Bagley

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Come ashore and see what Drop Anchor Creations has to offer. Owned and operated by Michelle Bagley and Ed Hood. Founded in October of 2018, they offer a wide range of label cast and embed blanks that may spark your interest. And should you need something a little more personalized, they can do that too! They look forward to helping you set sail and find your bounty.

 

BlankWerks

Jason Robinson

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BlankWerks specializes in creating high-end, one-of-a-kind, watch part pen blanks using carbon fiber, abalone, steampunk, and washi wraps. We also manufacture and sell plain abalone blanks for mid level tuners. Additionally we are beginning to carry kits from a US manufacturer and distributor. Lastly, BlankWerks is beginning to create rods for the kitless pen community, making us a first choice for the pen turning connoisseur.

 

Flower Girl Blanks

Kayla Cooper

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Hey there, my name is Kayla Cooper, and I am a woodworker and blank maker. When I started turning a couple of years ago, I longed for pen blanks that represented my wildflower personality. After a lot of convincing from fellow turners, I finally bit the bullet and dove head first into the blank making world, and I absolutely love it! Making flower blanks has given me a creative freedom that I haven't experience yet in woodworking alone. As my blank business began to grow, people started referring to me as 'the flower girl', which blossomed the name Flower Girl Blanks! To God be the glory for it all!

 

BG Artforms

Barry Gross

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BG Artforms is run by Barry Gross, an artisan with over 30 years of varied experience working in several diverse medias! They carry a complete set of tool supplies needed for kitless/bespoke pen turning and a few other accessories for pen finishing.

 

TurnTex, LLC

Curtis Seebeck

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TurnTex, LLC is a small, full time family business located in Central Texas and the primary source of income for a family of three and two full time employee. My name is Curtis O. Seebeck and I am the owner. I take extreme pride in my workmanship and believe that nothing but the best quality, customer service, and support will suffice and believe in treating my customers with respect, better than I would expect to be treated.

TurnTex, LLC is the leading authority and a pioneer in the field of stabilizing and casting and has been at the forefront of this industry with Cactus Juice Stabilizing Solutions and Alumilite Casting Resin. Cactus Juice is the first to offer affordable DIY stabilizing resin and dedicated vacuum chambers for all types of stabilizing needs. TurnTex was the first to start using Alumilite Casting Resins for woodturning and helped make it a mainstream casting product.

 

Classic Nib & Arizona Silhouette

Niels & Debbie Mathiasen

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Classic Nib/Arizona Silhouette is GROWING – But still FAMILY/VETERAN owned! In April 2016, Niels and Debbie Mathiasen purchased Classic Nib from Roy & Dee Robaldo. In December 2020, Classic Nib purchased Arizona Silhouette from Barry Gross. In March 2021, Classic Nib purchased most of Wood-N-Whimsies from Tim & Tracey Nicholas. Since the expansions we have been working feverishly on combining all the websites into one, and we brought in our daughter Ashley to spearhead that effort. While it has taken longer than planned, our goal is to have the combined website operational soon.
We have chosen a new business name and HOPE to publicly debut under that name at Mate 2023! Our new name will better reflect who we are and where we are located. Also in the plans is a relocation to a new custom-built office/warehouse/shop building. For MATE 2023 we will be bringing our vast assortment of pen kits, blanks from our family of artists, pen turning supplies and more!!

  

Ursa Quirks

Sarah Dedinsky

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Sarah Dedinsky is a high school math teacher and mother to an active 2 year-old. She doesn't have a ton of spare time these days, but she likes to spend her spare time creating. Sarah's business, Ursa Quirks, focuses on using Polymer Clay in order to create unique jewelry and pen blanks. Sarah loves experimenting with different colors and patterns. She creates tube in blanks (currently available in Sierra, Bolt Action, Zen and Tiny Giant) that are designed to be right at or just over the bushings. All you need to do is sand them to exactly where you want them and finish them as you desire. You can apply a CA finish if you choose, but the material doesn't require it. Sarah's blanks can be polished or simply left matte. Sarah can't wait to meet all of you at that show and hear about all the things that you are making!

  

Cross Cut Creations

Robert Dedinsky

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Cross Cut Creations started as a new homeowner who needed to learn how to complete a few home DIY projects with essentially no tools. Christmas time comes and so does a drill and circular saw. Getting on Youtube to figure out how to fix X, Y, and Z led to video after video of woodworking projects that looked doable. The first woodworking video was how to build a bench, and several years later, still no bench.

After consuming a ton of content from some of the most popular YouTube makers, home DIY projects morphed into woodworking (mostly making planter ladders, giant yard games, computer monitor riders, and other things), and further morphed into turning on the lathe (along with a basement full of tools). After learning how to turn pens, resin casting was the next step in the maker journey. Now specializing in pen and turning blanks, this is where the evolution of Cross Cut Creations stands today. We still do the occasional woodworking project, but primarily focus on finished turning projects and project blanks for makers.

  

Bullseye Turning Supply

Kate Harrow

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Bullseye Turning Supply is a family business run by sisters Kate & Savannah Harrow and their parents Deb & Lou. Located in Los Angeles, Bullseye focuses on American Made turning hardware, stabilized woods, and cast resins.

  

TBCBushings.com

Brian Nikitas

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TBCBushings specialize in Turn Between Center bushings. We make the best bushings that you can buy. I’m Brian Nikitas and I started making them for myself and soon realized that there was a market for supplying other pen makers high quality bushings. When I first saw these on the market, there were only a couple different sets available. I started making them for any pen kit made. They are 100% made in the USA. I am the designer maker and shipping department. A one man show if you will. I started about 10 years ago machining the high tolerance bushings to help pen makers achieve better fitting pens. If you need bushings, we are the place to go. If you can find the set you need, I can make it for you. We do custom sets for the not so standard projects also.

  

The Great Coffee Project

Neil Kittleson

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We founded The Great Coffee Project because lasting change can start with a cup of coffee.

We are a group of neighbors, friends, and colleagues that came together around a single mission:

  • To make a positive and lasting global impact by delivering high quality coffee through sustainable and ethical business practices.

  • This mission is important to us because we want to make a difference in the world, and we believe that coffee is a powerful tool to do that.

  

Leaping Lemur Craftworks

Scott Vaughan

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McKenzie Penworks

Tim McKenzie

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We're a family run business that prides ourselves on the quality of our work and our service to our customers. Whether it's our patent pending DiamondCast® material or our line of US manufactured pen kits, we're here to help you with your pen making needs.

  

Starry Night Resins

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Elyce Longazelle

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Elyce is an elementary teacher by day and a resin artist at night. She loves color and is inspired by photography and nature. Taught by Jim Hinze, Elyce has been resin casting for the last 3 years. Elyce is a mom, doctoral student, and coordinator of controlled chaos at pen central.

  

Jolly Roger Blanks / GW Pens

John Greco

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Jolly Roger Blanks is the in-house blank brand for GW Pens. John Greco, the artisan maker behind both brands, has been a custom pen maker for more than a decade with work carried by the Philadelphia Seaport Museum, The NY Times, as well as retailers nation-wide. John has been commissioned to make pens for Prince Harry, President Obama, and Pope Francis with a sister copy of the Pope’s pen being kept in the Philadelphia History Museum.

Through the course of his work as a pen maker, John began making his own blanks. Today John offers everything from wood and resin blanks to marble slabs including pieces with historical or cultural significance for other makers from his Woodstown, NJ retail shop.

  

Sawdust Designs

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David Lewis

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Sawdust Designs provides attractive, quality, and one-of-a-kind writing instruments, bottle stoppers, and other items into your world!

  

Speakeasy Pen Emporium & Supply Co.

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Jason & Jess Rose

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For custom pen making supplies, trust the team at Speakeasy Pen Emporium & Supply Co. in Ohio. We offer USA-made turning tools, adhesives, resin, carbide, mica, blanks, and more. Our company is woman- and disabled veteran-owned. We serve Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, plus ship all over the United States and the world.

  

Slaba Dabba Doo

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Shawn

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SlabbaDabbaDoo, we mill stuff !

  

Caster's Choice

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Brian Blohm

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