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

September 24th meeting: Paul Crosby

 

Paul Crosby stepped up to the plate once again!!

Event Date: Sep 24, 2017

Due to unforeseen events, the originally scheduled demonstrator, Steve, had to cancel at the last minute. He will now be the October 29th Demonstrator. Paul Crosby quickly volunteered and happen to have with him a piece of steel which he often uses in making his custom knives. As in previous demos of Paul's, he did a masterful job of showing his approach to making a blade. As previously stated, many times, Paul is a gifted teacher who explains the why of each step and the flow of the process so that the novice to the seasoned bladesmith understands each and every step. Nice job, Paul

Paul also announced that he and a couple of other Club members have finally set up a Facebook page with links to many other BS sites and where Club/CDBA members may add APPROPRIATE comments or pictures. The site is "www.Facebook.com/cdblacksmiths". From there you may also go directly to the CDBA website for Club news and meeting times, etc.

 

Facebook page!

 

The CDBA is now on Facebook!

Event Date: Sep 17, 2017

We have been talking about having a page on Facebook for a while now, so here it is! Www.facebook.com/cdblacksmiths is the direct link to the new CDBA Facebook page. Or you can search Cdba, or Capitol district blacksmith association. It is still in it's infancy, but with input and participation from our members, it is destined for greatness! I will be posting announcements and group information as well as pictures, and videos from our meetings. Having a page on Facebook will allow easier feedback from everyone, and allow comments and posts as well. Any suggestions or requests please feel free to contact me Paul, 518-763-7296 ( for now I'm sole admin, that will be changing) . I will be talking all about it at the September 24th meeting as well.

See you on Facebook!

Paul

 

September Meeting

 

Steve Wayne- blade making

Event Date: Sep 24, 2017 12 to 3:30 PM
Steve Wayne

LOCATION

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

Please read in the top right the Up Coming Events for September.

Steve will give us time to ask all our questions about what really goes on at the TV show Forge in Iron. Why & how do they do that, I have a ton of them. Where do the find all those crazy weapons and many more. See you all there. JIM

 

September Meeting

 

Steve Wayne to demonstrate forging a blade

Event Date: Sep 24, 2017 12PM
Steve Wayne

LOCATION

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

I am very pleased to announce Steve Wayne will be showing us a quick and easy way to forge a blade! at our September meeting. Steve is an accomplished smith with decades as a farrier, and years as a blade smith. He now teaches blacksmithing and bladesmithing as the instructor at Heather's Heart Forge in Stephentown, NY. www.facebook.com/heathersheartforge If any of you remember Steve's horseshoe demonstration years ago, you know we are in for a treat!

We continue to have open demos available for October, and November. We would love to have you share something with us, we'd love to see it.

 

Armando Ironworks 8/27/17

 

Joe Cianfarani hosted our meeting at his Schenectady Shop.

Event Date: Aug 28, 2017

Joe is the third generation blacksmith, dating back to his father and grandfather in Italy. Joe and his brother Remo own and together run the Armando &Sons Ironworks which fabricate a remarkable number of custom iron, aluminum and brass fences, grates, railings, etc. -all of which are of the highest quality old world craftsmanship.

Sunday, Joe demonstrated a wide variety of high tech tools and machines which a modern day metal fabricator would use. He also demonstrated a number of techniques and skills normally used in the course of a professional iron fabricator's day. He additionally demonstrated where, why and when the skills of old time blacksmithing (that's us!) would be appropriately used in his shop. This demo was really an eye opener for most us us and we literally drooled over wishing we had some of his machines.

Terrific job, Joe!