Capital District Blacksmiths' Association
Having Fun, Meeting People & Promoting the Art of Blacksmithing
 

ABANA web site

 
Posted: Feb 9, 2018

I just found that we all can share the Anvils Ring and The Hammers Blow. Just go to the web site:

http:wwwabana.org ( then for the Ring enter) /back-issues-anvils-ring ( or) /hammers-blow

The CDBA is a member of ABANA

 

Feb.25 Off Site. See narrative

 

Feb. meeting at Mike Cataldo's NEW Aggressive Metalworks shop in Central Bridge

Event Date: Feb 25, 2018 12-4
Mike Cataldo

LOCATION

Aggressive Metalworks
11 Patricia Lane, Albany, NY 12203
click here for directions
 

Mike has moved his home shop from Colonie to Central Bridge and set up Aggressive Metalworks in new splender! Only problem, no more of his Mom's cookies! See the Facebook posting also.

The Address: 1485 Grovenors Corners Rd., Central Bridge, NY 12035. You would be wise to Google the address. There are many ways to get there: I88 south to rte 30a or rte. 20 to 30a at Sloansville to Grovenrs, etc.

Mike has plans for a team to forge a "large" boat anchor -probably one big enough for the Mayflower! And a special guest smithy, Dave Kurdyle will forge a skull, something most of the members have been clamoring for over the years, or was that just Mike!! Anyway, should be a terrific time with lots to learn as was so at every event Mike held at his Colonie digs. Just wish his soul mate would take Mom's place and bake up a batch - for old times sake!!!

DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!!!!

 

2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule

 

2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule

Event Date: Jan 28, 2018 12-4
Jim Moran

LOCATION

Pat's Forge
Mill Road, Albany, NY 12209
click here for directions
 

Posted in the shop is a sign up sheet for you to note when and if you would like to demonstrate some aspect of working with any type of metal. Keep in mind that the demo does not have to be long, it can cover any topic even remotely connected to Blacksmithing.

If you have never demonstrated before, we can help you organize what you want to do before you do it. We are all friends by now and no one needs to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Few of us are public speakers. If you have an idea, let us know (Rob: 339-2058 or Elijah: 742-0343 or Jack 439-0232) and we can work with you towards developing a demo.

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So far the 2018 calendar schedule looks like this:

January 28: Matt Brady, weekend blacksmith @ Hancock Shaker Village, will demonstrate how to make a 1 piece corkscrew. Don't miss this one!

February 25: Off site in Central Bridge at Cataldo's new shop: 1485 Grovenors Corners Rd.

March 25: Lee Harvey making a bell

April 29: Noah will surprise us

May 27:

June 24:

July 30:

August 26:

September 30:

October 28:

November 25:

December : ??

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For any "Open" meeting: Remember, we still can have meetings w/o a demo but it is always more interesting when we do. The list will be posted at each meeting - so sign up(sheet is in the shop).

***Remember, unless otherwise specified, ALL MEETINGS are held at "Pat's Forge", generally on the last Sunday of the month. The forge is the City of Albany's Normanside/Stephen's farm located off Delaware Ave.and under the bridge to the parking lot and then walking up to the first yellow building on the left.

 

Radio Friday 1/19/18 FM 105.3

 

The Radio program on 105.3 about CDBA

Posted: Jan 19, 2018

Noah and Paul did a great job talking about blacksmithing and promoting our CDBA. I feel fantastic that we have members that can carry our group into the future. I'm not hanging up my hammer, but I now know we will continue. Thanks

 

CDBA on Radio Friday

 

Paul and Noah on 105.3 FM this Friday @ 6PM, (Jan 20)

Event Date: Jan 16, 2018

Paul Crosby and The CDBA will be joining Noah Khoury on WOOC 105.3 FM on The Hudson Mohawk Magazine radio show this Friday night from 6-7pm. Please tune in and help support the art of Blacksmithing!

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