The Chicago show will soon be upon us and there are some spots left for the pipemaming seminar that are still open. It is great fun for all and if you can come early to the show, may as well have something to do, like make your own pipe! The Pipemaking seminar times and dates are as follows: Wednesday April 28th 2010, and Thursday April 29th 2010.
Show officer in charge Rex Poggenpohl, Instructors for the seminar are as follows: Brian Ruthenberg, Jaden from Hew-Len pipes, E Andrews, Alex Florov, Jeff Gracik and Rad Davis, Rad and Jeff will be assisting/ teaching on Thursday , possibly Wednesday if they arrive to the show early enough.
Coming in on Thursday for some additional help and critics are: Tom Eltang, Peter Heeschen, Teddy Knudsen Poul Ilsted, Manuela Riger-Krusk, and possibly Mike Butera, (if he gets to feeling better) (what a line up for Thursday huh?)
We do have to charge for the seminar this year as the costs have risen the past few years. The price to attend this years seminar will be $75.00 and this year it WILL NOT be refunded. The checks will go the the Chicagp pipe club to try to take care of some of the costs for putting on the pipemaking seminar itself.
We do have 12 prebored kits of different shapes that will be included in your price of the seminar, that were donated by Tobacco Pipe Exports. The blocks that have been donated are all different shapes, so if you want a specific shape to make please feel free to bring your own prebored block with a stem fitted to the block. The pipemaking kits that we have will not be saved for anyone wanting a specific shape and will be just handed out randomly to the students at the seminar. The students can then trade them amongst themselves if they wish to do so to get a specific shape. Id recommend you bringing a specific block if you want to only make X shape for yourself. If you want to bring a pipe kit that has the stem already fitted to it, you can get a pipe kit from Mark Tinsky, other pipemakers, or other pipemaker supply companies, Pipe Makers Emporium, Pimo, etc
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate and I will send you my mailing address of where to send your check. To save yourself a place at the seminar, you can mail me a check made out to CPCC for $75.00 usd. Email me at the above email address if you would like to participate and I will email you my mailing address Again, the check you send WILL NOT be returned to you during the seminar, it will go to the Chicago pipe club.
Below are the particulars of the seminar:
The pipemaking seminar is on Wednesday April 28th 2010 and Thursday April 29th 2010. Both days the seminar starts at 9:00am until 5:00pm with an hour for lunch. There are only 12 spots open for the seminar. (3 places are already taken for the seminar so that leaves only 9 left) The seminar will be more structured this year with an outline that will be gone over before and during the seminar with the students. Also no visiotors will be allowed into the seminar that arent on the list of instructors, visiting critics (on Thursday) or students list. It just got too crowded last year so we had to put a stop to visitors this year coming into the seminar. Also if you dont reserve a place in the seminar you will not be allowed to just "show up" as in past years, we have let this slide in the past but this year we cannot because of limited space and other variables.
If you do not show up for the seminar your check Will Not be refunded to you, your check will be handed over to the CPCC and they will cash it and use it for future show funds.
Please bring a pair of safety glasses, and clothes that can get dirty. You will get dirty at the seminar. Also an insurance release form will have to be signed by each participant at the seminar before any pipemaking can be done.