Monthly Archives: February 2016


NYSDB Member Mark Teece Gallery Exhibition 1

Check out the work of Mark Teece at the Gandee Gallery in Fabius, NY. Traditions in Flux features regional artists who use traditional techniques and methods to create innovative contemporary fine art and craft. Participating artists include: original etchings by Elizabeth Andrews, quilts by Sharon Bottle-Souva, woodworking by Barry Gordon, pottery by Stacey Stanhope, metalsmithing by Mark Teece, and cyanotype […]


Tong Bending Jig

After making at least ten pair of tongs it was decided that the pipe stubs on the jig are not the best way to go. The heat from the torch during bending will cause distortion of the pipe. If you build this jig it is best to use solid stock. I was able to rework the pipe by inserting a […]


Niagara Forge February Meeting.

Niagara Forge will be holding their FEBRUARY Meeting at ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP in BUFFALO, on SUNDAY the 14th, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. Demonstration on the making of a rush lamp/candle holder. Kiss your honey goodbye and come along. All are welcome. Any questions contact Peter Parry, Forge master at blacksmithpeter@live.ca Sent from Windows Mail


Easy Tongs

The idea for these easy light weight tongs comes from the Alabama Forge Council the Bits. The material used is 1/2 inch diameter round stock. the end is flattened to 3/16 for the “V” jaw then it is clamped to the jig and wound around the pipe which gives a shape shown in the picture second up from the bottom. […]