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VTEA pens


“Ms. Levy,
As promised I am sending you pictures of the pen turning workshop at the Virginia Technology Education Association's Annual Summer Conference. The workshop was a huge success thanks in part to your generous donation. If you would like to present at next year's conference please visit the VTEA website at Again, thanks for your generous donation. Sincerely,”

Jim Logan Educational Specialist
Pre-Engineering and Industrial Careers
Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia

“Hi Pam,
At the TEA Summer In-Service Conference I presented a program titled Expanding Projects for Spinning Lathes Using Duplicators. Some of the participants were new teachers and did not know anything about turning pens and other participants were interested in how the duplicator worked and how to make their own patterns. I would like to mention that I also demonstrated how to turn pens on a lathe to members of the Paris Boys' Club. The participants were very enthusiastic.”

Ted Weiberg Richardson North Junior High School Richardson, Texas

“Your PSI Lathe Duplicator has let my 7th and 8th graders turn out a higher quality product than beginners should be able to do. The kids love your tools and it makes my job much easier.”

Kent Crowell, Goddard Junior High School
Midland, TX

“The lathe project kits are so user friendly that you can easily teach, monitor, and help many students, even though they are all working on different projects.”

Rachel Baxter, Cook Middle School,
Houston TX

Eric Levy and Scott Griffin attending the Technology Education Association of PA (TEAP) Conference.

“High quality and affordable prices.”

Joe Hogan, Richmond County, Alternative School, Augusta, GA

“Our students made over $700 selling PSI pens and pocket watches! Outstanding service!”

Gary Raze, Madison Middle School, Eugene, OR

“Pen fabrication is exciting for students of all ages. This product motivates both middle and high school students in real world applications. Students ask to stay after school for continued production!”

Jeff Wood, Frederick High School, Frederick, MD


“Don’t shortchange the wide use of manual machining and the need for skilled help to run those machines. The program I teach is 100 percent manual, and I enjoy 100 percent job placement for my students.”

Ted Begeman, Assistant Professor, Machine Tool Operations, Delta College, University Center, MI

Dear Pam,
“Thank you for the support that you and your company has given me for my woodturning presentations. Without that support I would not be able to be as successful as they have. This year we presented to 65 teachers of varying degrees of experience. We had 7 JET lathes (2 with duplicators) and 1 Carbatec lathe set up. Two groups of 3 lathes were set up to make pens and keychains with the remaining two being set up for the Yo-Yo’s. One duplicator was used for pens and the other for keychains. There seemed to be a lot of interest in the duplicators. I endorsed them as being a good tool to have if you don’t have the time to teach the students how to use the other tools. Rachel Baxter (my co-conspirator - presenter) could not make it so I presented 2 two hour sessions with some help from Steve Woods from Denton, TX. We had a great time and everyone was busy and happy. Again, thank you for your help.”

Ted Weiberg, Richardson N. Jr. High School, Richardson, TX



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