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

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.)

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


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


NEBlacksmith newsletter


Latest New England Newsletter

Event Date: Mar 3, 2019

winter 2019 sm color.pdf


Highlight the whole link, then "open new tab", go to bottom and click on tab to the right.


Feb meet @Mike's


Don't miss this month's meet in Central Bridge

Event Date: Feb 22, 2019

Mike Catalado's February 24 meet is not to be missed. See directions and see write up in the annual meet schedule.