Monthly Archives: March 2016

ABANA Chest Project

Henry and I are working on  a metal chest for the ABANA conference auction. This is the mockup that Henry built. The mockup was done after we both made scale drawings using different dimensions. The mockup shows the dimensions that we decided to be the most appealing. We are in the process of translating this into sheet steel with angle […]


NIAGARA FORGE  will be holding their APRIL MEETING on SUNDAY APRIL 10th at ANDY CHAMBERS SHOP, 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo. Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am, Demonstration on bell making at 9:00 am. Contact Peter Parry at for details. Sent from Windows Mail

Successful Mohawk region meeting

The Mohawk Region met at Steve’s shop and Mark Teece demonstrated a dog bottle opener.Several people had a go and they all looked good with lots of personalities For those that want to make more, here is a photo of the tools used The rest of the time there was a lot of chatting and forgingA hammer was forged Iron in the hat […]

Curved Stair Railing

I got the railing back from the painter’s today. Goodrich Auto sandblasted  it applied epoxy primer, and semi-gloss black finish coat. The primer is also a filler and the whole process ends with a nice smooth surface. Better yet I was able to hold off the installation gremlins which was a pleasure. Next up is a garden gate with grapes, grape leaves […]


    Mohawk Region   Where: My pole barn in Cazenovia, 315 687 3045  When: 9:30 Am -2:00 pm  Sunday MAR 20 2016    demo will be dog bottle opener by Mark Teece   Please bring your safety gear :eyes, ears, shoes, and tools AND DRESS FOR THE COLD!   All are welcome at our meetings.  Any interested individuals may visit two regional monthly meetings for free.  […]

ADK – Poppy Makin’ at Marty’s

We met last Friday at Marty Snye’s to work on the Ypres project.  We finished texturing the petals that were hammered out previously and made the tooling for the stems.  Left to right in the group picture: Tim Tiernan, Marty Snye, Gail Millard, Dan Dufore, and Kirke Perry.  Taking the picture is Steve Kellogg.