Monthly Archives: January 2010


January Southern Tier Meeting

Ten blacksmiths met for the Southern Tier January meeting.  Members discussed scroll types, aspects of scroll design and scroll jigs.  Bill Banker demonstrated his ratcheting scroll jig.  Members worked at the anvils making scrolls and tooling for scrolls.  After a chili lunch and a informal meeting members returned to the forge for more scroll work.  Henry Offerman demonstrated a hinge […]


International Blacksmithing

An Israeli blacksmith is making art from horror. YATED, ISRAEL – For years Israelis have been plagued by rockets fired from the Gaza strip. But now, one Israeli artist is working to turn that suffering into beauty. Check out the rest of this CBN News article or this similar one from the  NY Times. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2010/January/Israeli-Artist-Creates-Beauty-from-War-Materials/