Here is some information about a Freedom Pens Project Turn-a-thon that is
being held in Cincinnati this weekend. If you live in the region I hope
that you can stop by. Thanks.
Saturday May 1, 2004
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
421 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45246
The Cincinnati Rockler Store is hosting a pen turning extravaganza on
Saturday, May 1st to turn pens to contribute to the Freedom Pens Project;
this event is co-sponsored with the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild and the
Cincinnati Woodworking Club. The Freedom Pens Project is an all-volunteer
effort spearheaded by the members of the SawMill Creek Woodworkers Forums to
provide custom hand crafted pens to American servicemen and women overseas.
Our goal is turn as many pens for the Freedom Pens campaign as possible in
one day and to bring even more awareness to this great cause and further
show support for our troops!
There will be several lathes set up and Rockler is donating the pen kits and
wood that will be used to send to our troops. In addition all pen kits and
other turning accessories will be on sale for 15% off all day. If you have
turned pens that you would like to donate we will gladly put them with the
ones made that day and send your name along with the names of all the other
contributors to the Freedom Pens Project.
Everyone is welcome - this will be a great opportunity to try your hand at
turning a pen if you never have or to help teach others how if you are an
old hand at pen turning.
Reservations are not required but access to the lathes will be on a first
come basis. We also are looking for a few more lathes and turning tools as
well as volunteer leaders to help make sure everything runs smoothly the day
of the event. If you are willing to help please email John Albachten at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rockler at 513-671-7711. He will get back with
you to finalize details.
For more information about the groups involved here are their websites:
Freedom Pens Project: http://www.freedompens.us /
Rockler Cincinnati: http://www.rockler.com/retail/index.cfm?&store
Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild: http://www.ovwg.org
Cincinnati Woodworking Club: http://cincinnatiwoodworkingclub.org /