Madrid Blacksmith Shop

Put together with tree nails(wooden pegs) this shop is being built by the folks at the St. Lawrence Power Museum in Madrid NY.  Nice Job!!


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 […]


Mohawk Region meeting – rope stakes complete

The August meeting of the Mohawk region was a great success. We forged 9 rope stakes for our upcoming September meeting which will be held at the Oneida Craft days. This project was the brainchild of Nathan Johnston and we all made stakes after Mark demonstrated at the meeting.Group of completed stakes Thanks to everyone who urged some stakes – […]


Niagara Forge September meeting

The Niagara region will hold our next regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Andy Chambers’ shop in Buffalo.  Coffee and donuts at 8:30 am. We will demo some scrolling techniques starting at 9:00.  Please bring safety glasses, lunch and something for IRON IN THE HAT. All are welcome.


A Great 2017 Summer Picnic

Thanks to all who helped make the All-Hands picnic a success.  Fires were hot, weather was fine, and the food was good–and plentiful! John Fee demonstrating–Gene Beamer & grandson–Paul Smith the grillmaster  John Hecko & Son with Bill Ott–  


Al Butlak to demo at Farnham Village 125th celebration

Al Butlak will be demonstrating at the Farnham Village 125th Anniversary Celebration on September 2nd & 3rd, 2017, in the Village Park, Commercial St.  Any NYSDB members interested in joining Al can contact him by email at albutlakjr@yahoo.com.


Fall All Hands update

To all: The Fall All Hands Meeting will be Oct 7&8 at the Burns Blacksmith Shop at the Hammond Museum, Hammond NY.  We had a wind issue two years ago and we have taken steps to deal with that this year.  We also have a nearby alternate site available if the need arises. Our paid demonstrator this year is Terry […]


Mohawk region meeting for August will be on Sunday August 13th

AUGUST MEETING The Mohawk region meeting for August will be on Sunday August 13th Where: Steve’s pole barn in Cazenovia, Steve 315 687 3045  5891 Ridge Rd Cazenovia, NY 13035   When: 9:30 Am – 4:00 pm  Sunday August 13th 2017    Demo by Mark will be forging garden stakes for the upcoming demo days at the Oneida Craft Days in September.   […]