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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 Monthly Meeting   Recently updated !

The March meeting of the Niagara forge will be Sunday, March 11, starting at 8:30 am, at Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo, NY. Dress warmly, as the shop will be colder inside than out.  Members should bring safety equipment (safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection) and should bring tools for work on their own projects. Interested visitors may attend […]


February Southern Tier Meeting

The Southern Tier Blacksmiths will meet on Sunday, February 18 at Leon Golder’s shop.  Click on the title to see the flyer for details. NYSDB-lgolder-2-18-18.pdf


ADK meets in Vermont

We met on Feb 3rd at Mike Bishop’s forge in Swanton Vt.  We had a good turnout and lot’s of work was done on our Damascus billets.  At our business meeting, we decided to also waive the $2 nonsubmittal fee for Iron in the Hat.    Sent from Mail for Windows 10  


Mohawk region meeting for February will be on Sunday February 11 2018

FEBRUARY MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for February will be on Sunday February 11 2018 Where: NEW LOCATION – same as January, nice and toasty warm. Ernie’s shop 3864 Erieville Rd Cazenovia, NY, United States   When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm  Sunday February 11 2018 Diane is making chili again so stay for lunch.    Mark will demonstrate forging a […]


Niagara Forge February Meeting

The next meeting of the Niagara section will be Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Andy Chambers’ shop. Coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM and demonstration starting at 9:00 am. All are welcome. The plan is to demonstrate a welded fire poker. This can be a good weld to start on, if you have some basic experience already. I hope we’re […]


Niagara Forge January Meeting

The next meeting of the Niagara blacksmiths will be Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Andy Chambers’ shop. Coffee and donuts at 8:30 AM and demonstration starting at 9:00 am. All are welcome. The meeting’s theme is leaves, and we will demonstrate two different types.  Leaves are great decoration for all kinds of projects, and leaf keepsakes and key rings make […]


Happy New Year

These are items made as Christmas gifts. I want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


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.     […]