Monthly Archives: May 2017

Annual Brant Summer Fest, 2017

Al Butlak will be doing blacksmithing demonstrations for the public at Brantfest 2017 in the town of Brant, NY on June 9-11, 2017.  Any NYSDB members interested in joining Al can contact him by email at

Buffalo Mini Makers Faire DEMO

The Mini Makers Faire happening at Buffalo Science Museum, Humboldt Parkway. Saturday 20th May 10:00am to 4:00pm “What is Iron and where does it come from?” Bob Corneck, representing NYSDB and demonstrating forging as well as discussing Iron Smelting.

2017 All-Hands Summer Picnic

The Niagara region is hosting the all-hands summer picnic and hammer-in on Sunday August 6th at The Ridge NY campground in LeRoy, NY (formerly Frost Ridge Campground).  This will be a general hammer-in, so bring your family and portable forges and enjoy a great day of blacksmithing. Coffee and donuts at 8:30. We will have a cookout lunch and we ask that you […]

Niagara Forge May 21 Meeting

Niagara Forge will hold their monthly meeting on SUNDAY MAY 21 at Andy Chambers’ shop, 1 Roberts Ave, Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. Andrei Hand will demonstrate making a forge-welded damascus billet starting at 9:00 am. We will have steel available for members to purchase, so that they can try this.  We will discuss uses for such pattern-welded steel, […]