Monthly Archives: April 2015


REMINDER.SPRING ALL MEMBER STATE MEETING. MAY 2nd & 3rd.

MAY 2ND AND 3RD NIAGARA FORGE IS HOSTING THE SPRING ALL MEMBER MEETING AT ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP IN BUFFALO. OUR DEMONSTRATOR STEVE MANKOWSKI FROM COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. STEVE WILL BE DEMONSTRATING THE MAKING OF A SUFFOLK LATCH AND  A FROE AS WELL AS OTHER ITEMS. THIS IS A WORKSHOP MEETING SO BRING YOUR PORTABLES/TOOLS AND SAFETY WEAR. ALSO BE SURE TO […]


Passing of our good friend Emil Smith…..

Gregory Emil Smith Gregory Emil Smith, 54, of Shelby Center, N.Y., passed away suddenly on April 15, 2015. He was born Feb. 14, 1961, in Medina, N.Y., the deeply beloved son of Adeline Panchenko Smith and the late Garra H. Smith. He is survived and so sadly missed by his brother, Jeffrey D. (Charlene Murray) Smith; sisters, Judith K. Clonan-Smith […]


Mohawk Region meeting April 25 2015

  Mohawk Region   Where: My house in Cazenovia, Steve Ruger 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  APRIL 25 2015    demo will be announced at meeting    Please bring your safety gear :eyes, ears, shoes,   All are welcome at our meetings.  Any interested individuals may visit two regional monthly meetings for free.  If anyone wishes to continue beyond the two initial […]


Genesee Regional Meeting for April

  This coming Saturday, April 18th is our monthly meeting.  We will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates. Our continuing goal for the this year is to cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and assist members in creating a basic tool kit for pursuing work on their own.   For our […]


Peter Ross Demonstration at Marty Snye’s

On May 4-6,  2015 Peter Ross(Former Master Blacksmith at Anderson Forge in Colonial Williamsburg) will be demonstrating at the Forge (Martin Snyes) how to make an 18th century style socket chisel and draw knife.  The socket chisel and drawknife will be forged with a steel cutting edge. May 5:  Participants will start on a tool of their choice with guidance […]


Adirondack April Meeting

Smiths     The Adirondack April meeting will be held next Sat., April 11.   This meeting is a joint endeavor hosted by Kirke Perry and held at the shop of James Gonzalez at 121 Sayles Rd, Potsdam.  You can visit his website at www.Farmhouseforge.com.  The agenda for this meeting includes finishing the lock, the coat rack project, and tooling for this […]