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

Jim needs help

 

This Sunday, Jim needs a few strong hands to help with a small task

Event Date: May 20, 2019

Jim is needs a little help fixing things at the Forge , 15 min. He will try to show how to form a circle or a square from bar stock. He will cheat where he needs to , how to cheat at blacksmithing. We need to help each other to build a portable forge. Most of the stuff is scrap with a few pieces of pipe. We have the summer to make them. Lets see who needs one.

 

April 28

 

Steve Gurzler's demo

Event Date: Apr 28, 2019

If you missed this one, you miss a terrific demo and meeting. Steve is an excellent teacher and explained every step before , during and after he made a forge welded chain link and a set of specialized tongs which will hold round stock parallel and perpendicular to the tong handles, or raines, as Steve calls them. When finished with the tongs,Steve donated them to CDBA. Very generous and a very nice supportive gesture. Thanks Steve. Steve also help a young person, Jonathan, in making a steak fork, which was quite good. Well done Jonathan. Kathy, who made a hook some time ago had her second blacksmithing experience today and made a nice little single hook with a twist which she will mount on a wall. Well done! Brian made a rose with a technique new to most of us -using flat stock shaping and rolling. Unique. A couple of new faces also showed up and might return. Finally, Steves stories and jokes were better than usual and a treat. Good day all around!

RE: JUNE STUDENT DEMO DAYS. WE NEED FOLKS FOR JUNE 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 14. JERRY SMITH HAS ALREADY VOLUNTEERED FOR THE 12TH. Jerry mentioned to me today that last year he volunteered for the first time and had much trepidation before he met the students. He said he "had a ball" and really enjoyed it. So, VOLUNTEER! Call Jack (439-0232) or Jim (439-5439).

 

Paying The Rent

 

2019 Student Schedule -volunteers needed

Event Date: Apr 17, 2019

As in the past, in exchange for using and enjoying the blacksmith shop, we volunteer to demonstrate and talk about Blacksmithing to Albany school students. This year, we only have 7 days-so far-of 2nd and 4th grade students.

The schedule we need volunteers for are :

June 4 (Tues.)

June 5 (Weds.)

June 7 (Fri.)

June 10 (Mon.)

June 12 (Weds.): JERRY SMITH

June 13 (Thurs.)

June 14 (Fri.)

Call Jack (518-439-0232) or Jim (518-439-5439) IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FULL DAY OR SOME PORTION OF A DAY. Thanks. Remember, this is how we "pay our rent" !

 

April 28th Meeting

 

Demo on tong creation

Event Date: Apr 28, 2019 12-4+-
Steve Gurzler

LOCATION

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

Steve will demonstrate making a traditional set of tongs using his considerable skill and knowledge of the blacksmith craft. Will be a solid demo with many questions answered. Don't miss!

 

March Meeting

 

Demonstrator for March Meeting

Event Date: Mar 5, 2019

Our March Meeting will be held on Sunday March 31st. At Pat's Forge. Steve Wayne will be doing another demonstration for us. He will be Demonstrating Damascus (pattern welded) steel! This is always a popular demonstration, and is sure to be entertaining, and informative. So join us Sunday 3/31/19 Noon to 4