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 […]
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 […]
The Southern Tier held a very successful tong demonstration and tong making session on Sunday. Thanks to George and Lisa for their hospitality and great lunch!
We will be meeting at Marty’s to work on the stem portion of the poppy project on Friday, Feb. 26. If you are in the neighborhood, feel free to stop in.
We will be watching blade-smithing videos tonight from 6pm-9pm at the Rochester Arc and Flame Center. The event is free and open to the public. Voluntary donations to the John Rausch Memorial Scholarship fund will be accepted. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Feel free to bring a snack to share.
The ADK group has some members making poppies for the Ypres project. Included is a picture of the results from last Saturdays meeting. More pictures to follow as we progress with this project.
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone Please find attached flyer and my notes on bolt tong making for the February Southern Tier meeting. Bolt-Tong-Notes-02132016.pdf flyerGTreichler02212016.doc
Bolt Tong Notes 02132016 Here are some notes after making a few sets of these bolt tongs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Sent from Windows Mail
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. […]