Monthly Archives: June 2014


NYSDB Summer Picnic 1

The summer picnic is scheduled for Aug 1-3, 2014 at the Ferenbaugh camp  ground, 4248 State Rte. 414 , Corning , NY 14830. We will have the use of a big pavilion to set up our forges under cover 🙂 and the other campers and civilians will be invited to come watch/work/join . Schedule your time now by checking out […]


June Genesee Forge Meeting

All, This coming Saturday, June 21st 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. For our meeting this Saturday 8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing 9am Demonstration followed by open forging. Kyle Beach will be doing a demo on layout techniques 11:00 Iron in […]


Fellow Metal Workers!

I recently earned a nine week work-study position at the John C. Campbell Folk School from July 22- September 22. Six of those weeks I will be assisting the school with their day-to-day needs and three of the weeks I will be taking blacksmithing classes. I am writing to ask for donations to assist with covering the cost of participating […]


Mohawak region meeting June 15 2014

Mohawk Region   Where: My shop in Cazenovia, 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -3:00 pm    June 15 2014    demo will be announced at meeting    Please bring your safety gear :eyes, ears, shoes, and tools, steel Dress warm no heat   All are welcome at our meetings.  Any interested individuals may visit two regional monthly meetings for free.  If anyone wishes to continue […]


Strikingly fun!

Check out what you missed this weekend.  After a great series of demos from Mohawk Forgemaster Steve Ruger and his (trusty striker Dan),  the attendees set to forging tools for the regional shops. Here is video of some striking: VID-20140601-00003_mpeg2video Thanks to the whole team from the Mohawk region for putting on a great weekend!