Capital District Blacksmiths' Association
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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.


April meeting


Wire wrapped handles demo by Adam Coonradt Sunday 4/25/21

Event Date: Apr 21, 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, don’t miss this month’s CDBA meeting Sunday April 25th. We will be hosting Forged in Fire Champion, Adam Coonradt. He will be demonstrating the wire wrapped handle technique he used on his championship finale weapon. Not something you’ll want to miss! The meeting will be at Pat’s Forge in the Normanskill farm as usual 12 noon to 4:00. We look forward to seeing you all there!


September meeting


September meeting

Event Date: Sep 25, 2020

Don’t forget! September 27th (this Sunday) there Will be a meeting from noon to 4:00 at. Pat’s forge street the Normanskill farm. Paul Crosby will be doing the demonstration. He will be making a simple, but unique, bulldog bottle opener.
please wear your masks, and be ready to have a great meeting!


August 30th Meeting


August 30th Meeting announcement!

Event Date: Jul 29, 2020

We are very excited to share the news! Not only are we actually going to have an August Meeting, It is going to be held at The Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne NY. There is plenty of room to sprawl out and social distance, and several forging stations to use for open forge time. Donations will be encouraged for full and material usage, but there are 9 forges and anvils to put to use. Our demonstration will be conducted by ABS Journeyman Smith Jordan LaMothe. I believe he will be making an axe, but that may change due to artistic freedoms. Jordan is an amazing smith, and a wonderful demonstrator, a treat not to be missed. the meeting will be at our regular time 12-4 pm. The folkschool address is

51 Main St.

Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

They can be found online at for more information, and class Schedules. Look forward to seeing you there. Any questions feel free to call Paul 518-763-7296


ABANA update


update from Jim

Event Date: Mar 12, 2020
Hello James S.,

As the circumstance surrounding the coronavirus COVID – 19 continues to evolve we remain vigilant in keeping abreast of the latest information. In order to prepare for future action, if necessary, the Governor of New York has now declared a disaster emergency. This declaration may result in the necessity for us to change our plans in the future, however at this time, there are no plans to cancel the 2020 Conference. As circumstances change we will make every effort to communicate the situation in a timely manner.

As a precaution we suggest that conference attendees planning to fly to the conference take out trip insurance, in the event that the conference is cancelled.

Meanwhile, we will be reaching to officials from the Washington County Fairgrounds and Local Emergency planners in in order to get the most recent and up to date information for the area and to formulate any plans necessary for the conference

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