Mohawk Region meeting on Saturday AND Sunday Sept 9-10 2017


The Mohawk Region meeting will be at Oneida Craft Days on Saturday AND Sunday Sept 9-10 2017.  Nathan has organized a demonstration of the NYSDB at Oneida Craft Days and we will hold our meeting there. We will be demonstrating every hour and are looking for people to do small demos during the two days. This is a great opportunity to get new members and also show people our blacksmithing skills.  Demos can be very simple (quicker are better), and could be a simple hook, nails, bottle openers, corkscrews, leaf keychain, and so on. Mark will be making dog heads.
There will of course be lots of time for the usual catching up and chatting and there will be forges available. Come on down for an hour or a day and see us working.
All of the fabulous rope/garden stars that we made last month will be on display so thats worth the trip.
Details:
Sept 9 (10am-5pm) and Sept 10 (10am-4pm) and located at 435 Main Street, Oneida NY.  There are more details at http://mchs1900.org/?page_id=1666
October meeting
We will not have an October meeting as it is the All Hands Meeting in Hammond NY so several of us are going to that meeting. Mark and Steve will also be doing demos at this meeting
Some details taken from NYSDB.org
Our paid demonstrator this year is Terry Sheridan.  Terry is a self-employed machinist, welder and blacksmith from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.  Most of his work is for the heavy construction machine industry, as well as, the local ski resort industry.  At his business, most of his forging is for industrial applications; however, he has been forging since an early age, on the family farm.  Gas forges and power hammers are used at the machine shop.  His passion though is at home, using a coal forge and simple tools to create historically correct items from centuries past.  The items he enjoys most to make are tools.  Terry has demonstrated for various blacksmith groups in Ontario, Ohio and most recently, Alabama.  Terry will be demonstrating forging an adze and the tools required to make it.  As a side note, Terry is featured in the summer 2017 issue of ABANA’s The Hammer’s Blow forging, you guessed it, an adze.  The adze will be forged from mild steel or wrought iron with a carbon steel insert welded in the cutting edge.
See you all on Saturday Sept 9.
Mark

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