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

June 25th (2023) Meeting


Our Next Meeting June 25th Will be at Mike Cataldo's shop in Central Bridge

Event Date: Jun 19, 2023

Meeting update! Our June 25th meeting will be held at Aggressive Metalworks Shop hosted by Mike Cataldo. The address is:

1485 Grovenors Corrners Road

Central Bridge, NY 12035

It will be at the usual time 12 noon. There will be several anvils, and forges set up for you to work on a project, or start a new one. There will not be any specific demo, but there will be people on hand to help out, instruct, or advise. Meetings at Aggressive metalworks are always a treat, so don't miss out! As always if there are any questions feel free to call me! 518-763-7296


May 29th meeting hosted by Forged in Fire Champion


May 29th meeting to be held at Adam Coonradt’s forge in Cropseyville

Event Date: May 29, 2022 10:00 AM
Adam Coonradt


Our May 29th meeting will be hosted by Forged in Fire Champion, Adam Coonradt, and held at his forge in Cropseyville, NY. There will be burgers and hotdogs served, and please feel free to bring a dish to share! Adam’s shop is located at

211 Stuffle Street,

Cropseyville, NY

The meeting will start at 10 AM

Any questions, feel free to call or text (me) Paul at 518-763-7296, or email at


4th Anual Hammer-In


Aggressive Metal Works is holding another (4th Annual!) super meeting at Mike's Central Bridge, NY shop and home

Event Date: Feb 27, 2022 12-4
Mike Cataldo


Aggressive Metalworks
1485 Grovenors Corners RD, Central Bridge rd, NY 12035
click here for directions

Mike is once again hosting both the 4th Annual Hammer-In at Aggressive Metalworks and simultaneously host the monthly CDBA meeting at his shop and home in Central Bridge, NY.

Mike and Rich Brior will demonstrate forging a 2" square bar into a dragon's head. Additional strikers welcomed! There may also be a second surprise demonstrator as well.

Mike, Ashley and the 3 kids, as usual, will feed the hungry crowd (let's all hit the "tip Jar" to show our appreciation!) with a variety of goodies, which are always welcomed and appreciated!

Tail Gating and show and tell are encouraged and most welcomed.

Looking forward to another meet and social event.


January meeting


January 30th 2022 meeting

Event Date: Jan 30, 2022 12 Noon


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

Our January meeting will be held on the 30th at Pat's Forge at the Normanskill Farm. 12 Noon to 4:00. Guest Demonstrator Charlie Flanagan will be showing us hot to forge a Chris' Cross. Also for a Special treat, Jim will be liquidating his extensive collection of blacksmithing T-Shirts. Not a meeting to miss..




Monthly meeting are usually posted by Paul Crosby on Facebook.

Event Date: Dec 15, 2021

If you miss the meeting announcement on Facebook, remember, our meetings are usually on the last Sunday of the month from 12-4pm. Any questions, contact Paul or Jim

Paul can be reached at: 518-763-7296 or Jim Moran: 518-439-5439 or

Paul's website is full of good info and pictures, etc. from CDBA meetings, so if Facebook is not your thing, check out Paul.

Also, check out ( and ( Both Robert Wayman and Mike Catalado post terrific info and ideas.