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Welcome to the NYSDB!

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.


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Peter Happny Class

We had a three day class with Peter and some of the items made are shown. It was a great class and weekend for the All Hands meeting which included election of a new slate of officers. Thanks to all.


A fresh new look…

Congratulations to our new executive board!  A big thanks to all of you for stepping forward to continue to drive the mission of the NYSDB forward.   President: Stephen Ruger Vice President: Michael Cauchy Secretary: Judith Larkin Treasurer: Dan Hertzson   Please support our new board members as they transition into their new roles over the next few weeks.


Spring 2016 All Hands, May 20th-22nd

The big event is here, this weekend is our all hands meet.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.  Our demonstrator is Peter Happny, click here to learn more about Peter. Agenda: Friday Night: Dinner and talk by Peter on being a Professional Smith (at the Martens home) Saturday: & Sunday: Demonstration by Peter at the Rochester Arc and […]


Niagara Forge Meeting.

  Niagara Forge will be holding their May meeting on Sunday May 8th at Andy Chambers Shop, 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo. Demo will be on pipe locks. 8:30 am- 1:00 pm.( to allow folks to get to Mom). Questions call Peter Parry at 289 990 3326. Sent from Mail for Windows 10  


North Country Public Radio broadcast

Sorry I couldn’t get the article to post properly but if you go to www.ncpr.org you can read the post and listen to the program as it was done this morning.  It is titled “Poppies for Peace”.  There is also a slideshow of us in action as well as a short video.  Very cool.


Poppies for peace: North Country blacksmiths help create WWI memorial

shar.es/1ek8XX A group of North Country blacksmiths has been busy this season pounding out metal poppies that are bound for Belgium. The Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Designer Blacksmiths are creating fifty metal poppies that will be part of a memorial in… Sent using ShareThis Sent from my iPad


Buffalo MIni Makers Fare

the following will be demonstrating at this year’s fare. Bob Corneck Andrei Hand Daveid Sally Dave Blackwell Terry Rose Nate and Eric Waldraff Saturday May 7th 2016 At Buffalo Science Mseum from 10:00 to 4:00


Higbies 2016

Higbie Farm Supply Demo

There was a great turnout this Saturday at the Higbie Farm Supply annual Chick Days festival.  It’s a great event for kids and adults.  Candy and Brian Martens demonstrated forging while Dick Renker worked as our master of ceremonies.  Ever present shop rugs Godzilla and Gamera watched our backs and lounged about as usual, enjoying that they were getting more […]