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 albutlakjr@yahoo.com.


Buffalo Mini Makers Faire DEMO   Recently updated !

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, […]