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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.


Niagara Region July 9 Meeting   Recently updated !

Niagara Forge will hold their monthly meeting on SUNDAY, July 9, at Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, in Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. A demonstration will begin at 9:00 on several ways to forge decorative handles for tools that have handles…  Please bring safety glasses, lunch and something for IRON IN THE HAT. All are welcome


June 2017 Genesee Regional Meeting

Due to construction at the Arc & Flame center, and the lack of a backup location, the Genesee region will not be having a meeting this month. Don’t worry though, the new space is worth the wait. As a reminder, the Niagara region is hosting the 2017 All-Hands Summer Picnic on August 6th. An additional reminder, dues are due in […]


Mohawk Region meeting on Sunday July 9th

JULY MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for July will be on Sunday July 9th 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 July 9 2017   SPECIAL GUEST – Bill Banker of Sundance Forge will be demonstrating tongs Facebook – facebook.com/sundanceforge COOK-OUT: We will also have a cook out […]


June Southern Tier Meeting

The next meeting of the Southern Tier Forge will be at John Fee’s shop on Sunday, June 18.  See the attached flyer for details.  Click on the title to see the flyer. NYSDB-fee-6-18-2017.pdf


Mohawk Region June 11 meeting 1

JUNE MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for June will be on Sunday June 11th Where: Steve’s pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  5891 Ridge Rd Cazenovia, NY 13035   When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  Sunday June 11 2017   Demonstration will be a corkscrew made by Bryan.   Nathan will be bringing out new T-shirts so if you ordered one please bring […]


Niagara Forge June 11 Meeting

Niagara Forge will hold their monthly meeting on SUNDAY, June 11, at Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, in Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. Bob Corneck will demonstrate making punches and chisels from tool steel.  He will include a basic discussion of heat-treating tools to ensure they’re hard and durable.  Please bring safety glasses, lunch and something for IRON IN THE HAT. All are […]


Demonstration at Fleur De Lis Brew Works

Brian and Candace Martens will be demonstrating during the grand opening event for the Fleur De Lis Brew Works, http://fleurdelisbrewworks.com, tomorrow May 20th from 10am – 4pm so come check us out!


Annual Brant Summer Fest, 2017

Al Butlak will be doing blacksmithing demonstrations for the public at Brantfest 2017 in the town of Brant, NY on June 9-11, 2017.  Any NYSDB members interested in joining Al can contact him by email at albutlakjr@yahoo.com.


Buffalo Mini Makers Faire DEMO

The Mini Makers Faire happening at Buffalo Science Museum, Humboldt Parkway. Saturday 20th May 10:00am to 4:00pm “What is Iron and where does it come from?” Bob Corneck, representing NYSDB and demonstrating forging as well as discussing Iron Smelting.


2017 All-Hands Summer Picnic

The Niagara region is hosting the all-hands summer picnic and hammer-in on Sunday August 6th at The Ridge NY campground in LeRoy, NY (formerly Frost Ridge Campground).  This will be a general hammer-in, so bring your family and portable forges and enjoy a great day of blacksmithing. Coffee and donuts at 8:30. We will have a cookout lunch and we ask that you […]