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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 meeting – rope stakes complete

The August meeting of the Mohawk region was a great success. We forged 9 rope stakes for our upcoming September meeting which will be held at the Oneida Craft days. This project was the brainchild of Nathan Johnston and we all made stakes after Mark demonstrated at the meeting.Group of completed stakes Thanks to everyone who urged some stakes – […]


Niagara Forge September meeting

The Niagara region will hold our next regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Andy Chambers’ shop in Buffalo (no August meeting).  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. Demonstration will begin at 9:00.  Please bring safety glasses, lunch and something for IRON IN THE HAT. All are welcome.


A Great 2017 Summer Picnic   Recently updated !

Thanks to all who helped make the All-Hands picnic a success.  Fires were hot, weather was fine, and the food was good–and plentiful! John Fee demonstrating–Gene Beamer & grandson–Paul Smith the grillmaster  John Hecko & Son with Bill Ott–  


Al Butlak to demo at Farnham Village 125th celebration

Al Butlak will be demonstrating at the Farnham Village 125th Anniversary Celebration on September 2nd & 3rd, 2017, in the Village Park, Commercial St.  Any NYSDB members interested in joining Al can contact him by email at albutlakjr@yahoo.com.


Fall All Hands update

To all: The Fall All Hands Meeting will be Oct 7&8 at the Burns Blacksmith Shop at the Hammond Museum, Hammond NY.  We had a wind issue two years ago and we have taken steps to deal with that this year.  We also have a nearby alternate site available if the need arises. Our paid demonstrator this year is Terry […]


Mohawk region meeting for August will be on Sunday August 13th

AUGUST MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for August will be on Sunday August 13th 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 August 13th 2017    Demo by Mark will be forging garden stakes for the upcoming demo days at the Oneida Craft Days in September.   […]


Mohawk Region Tong Workshop

Steve Ruger hosted a tong workshop at his shop over looking Oneida Lake (Million $ view). Thanks Steve. Mark Teece is the Mohawk Forgemaster and runs a tight ship. This is a really good group of smiths that are very active.


August All-Hands Picnic Details

    The August all-hands meeting will be a picnic and hammer-in on Sunday August 6, 2017, sponsored by the Niagara region.  The site is The Ridge NY campground in LeRoy, NY.  Camp Saturday night, or drive in for the hammer-in starting first thing Sunday morning.  We have the pavilion, so bring your portables, enjoy John Fee’s demo and join […]


Niagara Region July 9 Meeting

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 […]