Monthly Archives: September 2011


Blacksmithing Talk in Macedon Tonight

Sept. 28:  The Country Blacksmith Learn the history and current status of blacksmithing in America. These are craftsmen and artisans – it’s not all about shoeing horses! Time:  6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Macedon Public Library 30 Main Street Macedon NY 14502 http://macedonlibrary.blogspot.com/2011/09/upcoming-events.html       Candy Martens will be filling in for Mike Nelson due to […]


Congratulations to Bob Trout

His copper baptismal font placed second in S.O.F.A. Quadstate’s Gallery.  There was some excellent work on display this past weekend.  Several of our member’s were in attendance from Niagara, Genesee, and Southern Tier forges.   Here are pics of the top three:     As you can see,  I don’t envy the judges!   Thanks to Henry Offerman and John […]


Genesee Forge Meeting

We had a good meeting out at our home in Mike Nelson’s barn. We practiced making mortice and tenon joints, leafs, box knots, and decorating bolt heads. That was followed by sharing a delicious vat of Gumbo. There’s nothing like washing down donuts & coffee with hot bowl of pork laden goodness. We concluded the day with a well stocked […]


Niagara Picnic

Niagara Region Picnic September 11th. Amherst Museum. Niagara had a picnic at the Amherst Museum last Sunday September 11th. The forges were up and running and there was a great lunch followed by Iron in the hat.  Our President Candice Marten and Hubby and Treasurer Brian showed up to support us, Thanks to both of you. The weather cooperated and […]


Alexander Steam Show

September, 8th-11th 2011. Niagara members Bill Ott, Gene Beamer and Peter Parry attended the Alexander Steam Show in Alexander N.Y. This a terrific event and is attended by thousands of people. There was lots of interest in our demonstrations. Bill and Gene are our contacts for this event which is held every year, so consider spending some quality time showing […]