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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.


Oneida Craft Days with Mohawk Region 1   Recently updated !

The Mohawk Region of blacksmiths demonstrated at the Oneida Craft Days in Oneida NY on September 9 and 10th. Nathan organized this fabulous demonstration with a number of blacksmiths working on two gas forges and three anvils and demonstrating for both days. We had lots of questions and inquiries into the art of blacksmithing and where to sign up! We […]


Info on 2017 Fall All Hands

The Fall All Hands will be here soon, but I have not seen any flyers for signing up. I seem to remember that they would be emailed or online for other events. Have I missed them or am I looking in the wrong place?


September Southern Tier Meeting

The next meeting of the Southern Tier Forge will be at John Fee’s shop on Sunday, September 17.  See the attached flyer for details.  Click on the title to see the flyer. NYSDB-fee-9-17-2017.pdf


Demo at Colden Fire Co. Car Show

Niagara members David Salley and Al Butlak will be demonstrating at the Colden Fire Company’s Classic Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.   The show gets under way at 9 AM at the Colden Fire Co. Grounds, Rt 240 and Gutekunst corner, in Colden NY 14033.


Madrid Blacksmith Shop

Put together with tree nails(wooden pegs) this shop is being built by the folks at the St. Lawrence Power Museum in Madrid NY.  Nice Job!!


Mohawk Region meeting on Saturday AND Sunday Sept 9-10 2017

The Mohawk Region meeting will be at Oneida Craft Days on Saturday AND Sunday Sept 9-10 2017.  Nathan has organized a demonstration of the NYSDB at Oneida Craft Days and we will hold our meeting there. We will be demonstrating every hour and are looking for people to do small demos during the two days. This is a great opportunity […]


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 – […]