Monthly Archives: June 2013

John Rausch Memorial

All, Due to the large number of people interested in attending, the family arranged with Mike Krupnicki to hold the memorial service for our long time friend and mentor John Rausch at the Rochester Arc & Flame Center on Saturday, June 29th from 1pm to 3pm.  We are looking for pictures of John to play in a slideshow on the […]

Mohawk Region open forge

start Mohawk region open forge day When – June 29,     9:00 am – 3:00 pm Where – Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum | 717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037 Cost will be ten dollars for coal and steel All NYSDB members are welcome  Please email Stephen Ruger at if you are going to attend. Thank you. end

Mohawk Region meeting

Mohawk Region meeting Where: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum | 717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037 When: June 22, 2013 – 8:00 Am -3:00 pm This will be are first meeting so it will take a little while to get organized. I will demo the Brian Brazeal style hot cut at 9:00 am. If anyone else would like to do a […]


NIAGARA FORGE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE FOLLOWING EVENTS OVER THE COMING MONTHS. THESE EVENTS ARE BEING CONSIDERED AS NEW YORK STATE DESIGNER BLACKSMITH EVENTS AND ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.   June 15th. German Festival,  Buffalo Heritage Village. Please contact Bob Corneck if you would like to demonstrate. 716-741-4311   June 16th Walter Trout Concert, Buffalo Heritage Village. […]

Genesee June Meeting

All,   This coming Saturday, June 15th is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates. 8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing 9am Demo  – Making Chasing Tools for iron and/or copper 11:30 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool […]

MEETING!!!!!! (Adirondack)

meeting at lee gates shop saturday, june 15, 2013 a. dues-$5.00 b.iron-in-the-hat….       I.bring something a smith might want/need.$2 ea or 3 for $5 c.bring a bag lunch.,dish to share…lee said he is going to have chili available  d.bring eye and ear protection. (and favorite hammer) at 8, meeting at 9 f.meeting agenda is charcoal making, election […]

Loss of Founding Member

Carol wanted to let us know of the death of her husband, Ed Pfeffer, who was one of the founders of NYSDB. In 1976 Ed took a blacksmithing course at the Naples Mill School in Naples, NY. Shortly after that he and 2 others joined together to form the genesis of the NYSDB. Eventually, the other 2 dropped out of […]