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Mohawk Meeting report

The December meeting of the Mohawk region was well attended despite the cold weather. The demo was a twisting wrench by Jonathan and several were made after the demo – always a good sign.                       Different styles and sizes were made. Starting stock was 24″ of 1/2″ square.     […]


Mohawk region meeting for January will be on Sunday January 14th 2018

JANUARY MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for January will be on Sunday January 14th 2018 Where: NEW LOCATION Ernie’s shop 3864 Erieville Rd Cazenovia, NY, United States   When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  Sunday January 14th 2018    We will be making damascus using the power hammer Please bring your safety gear (eyes, ears, shoes) and tools  If you want […]


December Southern Tier Meeting   Recently updated !

The next Southern Tier meeting will be Sunday, December 17 at John Fee’s shop.  Click on the title to see the flyer. NYSDB-fee-12-17-2017.pdf


Niagara Forge December Meeting

The next  meeting of the Niagara blacksmiths will be Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Andy Chambers’ shop. Coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM and demonstration starting at 9:00 am. All are welcome.  I’ll demonstrate a basic candle holder from a piece of pipe, and look at different ways to make a finished piece from it. Bob Corneck will forge a […]


Mohawk Region demo success

At Novembers meeting of the Mohawk region, Mark demonstrated forging a simple filing vice. We had 23 smiths in attendance and 5 vices were made. Quick tutorial on the filing vice


Mohawk region on Sunday December 10 2017

DECEMBER MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for December will be on Sunday December 10 2017 Where: Steve’s pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  5891 Ridge Rd Cazenovia, NY 13035   When: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm  Sunday December  10th 2017    Demo will be a bending fork demonstrated by Jonathan Please bring your safety gear (eyes, ears, shoes) and tools  If […]


November Southern Tier Meeting

The next Southern Tier meeting will be Sunday, November 19 at Jason Karszes’ shop.  Click on the title to see the flyer. NYSDB-jkarszes-11-19-2017.pdf


Mohawk Region meeting on Sunday Nov 12

NOVEMBER MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for November will be on Sunday November 12 Where: Steve’s pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  5891 Ridge Rd Cazenovia, NY 13035   When: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm  Sunday November 12th 2017    Demo will be announced at the meeting   Please bring your safety gear (eyes, ears, shoes) and tools  If you want […]


Niagara Blacksmiths Holiday Party

The Niagara region is planning a Christmas party for Saturday, December 16, starting at 6:00 PM, in Clarence NY.  It should be festive, but low-key.  Bring a dish to pass, recount a (tasteful) story, or toast the closing year. Please bring any work you have to show off.  Also, if you have photos, you can prepare a 5 minute presentation […]


Niagara Region November Meeting

Niagara Forge will hold their monthly meeting on SUNDAY, Nov. 12, at Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, in Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. I’ll demonstrate my version of the bolt tongs that Genesee Region did over the summer.  Take home a simple, but useful tool.  Please bring safety glasses, gloves, lunch and something for IRON IN THE HAT. All are […]