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.


ABANA Conference 2016 Treasure Chest

My partner, Henry, and I started designing this chest from scratch in Mid February this year. The chest is 8x10x16 and weight is 22 pounds. The texture is done with a ball pein hammer. Finish is black Gilders Paste with clear coat. The plaques are cast in pewter with a copper backing. There is a total of 179 rivets with […]

Bob Trout Forge Hood

Thanks to Bob for his contribution. I have worked at forge with this style hood and they function very well.

Mohawk Region meeting sunday June 26 2016

  Mohawk Region   Where: My pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  Sunday June 26 2016    demo will be announced at meeting   Please bring your safety gear :eyes, ears, shoes, and tools If you want to use the gas forges bring a propane tank. We will be having the election for forge master at this meeting. Now that […]


  Niagara Forge will be holding their June meeting on SUNDAY JUNE 12th from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. At ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo. Demonstration will be the hand forging of a rail road spike into a knife with a pineapple twist handle. All are welcome. Contact Peter Parry, blacksmithpeter@live.ca with any questions. Sent from Mail for […]

Open Forge and Video Night at the Rochester Arc and Flame Center

Movie Night June 5th Next Weekend: Watch movies at Arc + Flame for FREE. This event is sponsored by the NYSDB and will run from 6:00pm-9:00pm on June 5th. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided and voluntary donations will be accepted for the John Rausch Memorial Scholarship. We ask that you RSVP your attendance to info@rocafc.com or 585-349-7110. However, we […]


Items for Sale 1

Richard Hewitt has some items for sale:     50lb beak horn stake  (over 36 inches long)                                          $200 Pexto plate with simple base                                                                      $150 4" mushroom stake (shorter in plate)                                                      $75 3" mushroom stake (taller in plate)                                                          $75 2 small simple mushroom stakes                                                               $20 each old hammer head cutting chisel                                                                 $10 Peddinghaus French Hammer (medium)                                                $20 Peddinghaus French […]


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