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Welcome! These pages are to inform both our members and the public about what is going on in the New York world of blacksmithing. Please look through our site and enjoy! Thanks to Bob Corneck for the photo of his sign.


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   Recently updated !

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 […]


All Hands in Hammond NY

The All Hands was a great success and Terry gave an excellent demo on making an adze from wrought iron. Thanks to Terry and the Adirondack group for putting on such a great show


All Hands weekend

The fall AH weekend was awesome in spite of getting blown out again on Sunday. More to follow.


Seasonal Events and the Regions Hosting

2018 Spring All Hands – Mohawk Summer Picnic – Niagara Fall All-Hands – Genesee 2019 Spring All Hands – Southern Tier Summer Picnic – Adirondack Fall All-Hands – Mohawk 2020 Spring All Hands – Niagara Summer Picnic – Genesee Fall All-Hands – Southern Tier


Niagara Region October Meeting

For those unable to make it to the All-Hands meeting, the Niagara region will hold a regular monthly meeting on SUNDAY, October 8, 2017, at the usual spot: Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, in Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. Peter Parry will demonstrate forging a flint striker from file steel.  Paul Smith is going to demonstrate the use of […]


Oneida Craft Days with Mohawk Region 1

The Mohawk Region of blacksmiths demonstrated at the Oneida Craft Days in Oneida NY on September 9 and 10th. Nathan organized this fabulous demonstration with a number of blacksmiths working on two gas forges and three anvils and demonstrating for both days. We had lots of questions and inquiries into the art of blacksmithing and where to sign up! We […]