Hancock Shaker Museum hosting the A of I for another year.Event Date: Jul 6, 2019
HSM is just over the NYS border on route 20 in Hancock near our side of Pittsfield (about 45mins. from Pat's froge). Many of our members have volunteered at the museum blacksmith shop over the past 20+ years and were in fact the originators of the Age of Iron. This is a terrific time to meet other smiths and to visit the museum. If you drive past the museum on Route 20 and take the first right (Rte. 50) and an immediate right again on a dirt driveway, you arrive at the back entrance. Tell the gate keeper you are a blacksmith and helping out. That's your free ticket in! Enjoy!
Northeastern Blacksmith's, located in the New Paltz area, and a group many of our members belong to, are asking for our helpEvent Date: Jul 6, 2019
Fundraiser Hammer-In/Barbecue for Greg Phillips Family
6:56 PM (1 hour ago)
Some guy named Moran is the demonstrator for June 3othEvent Date: Jun 24, 2019
Mr. Moran will demonstrate a number of quick items and projects and has something in mind to surprise as well.
2019 Student Schedule and members who volunteered to give a brief demo and talk each day.Event Date: Jun 4, 2019 8:45AM - 2PM+-
Mill Road, Albany, NY 12209
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WELL DONE FOLKS. THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERING EACH CLASS WENT OFF WELL AND EVERY ONE WAS HAPPY! As in the past, in exchange for using and enjoying the City of Albany's Blacksmith Shop, we have volunteered to talk about Blacksmithing to Albany school students and explain and demonstrate its role in American farm (and City) history.
This year, we only have 7 days-so far-of 2nd and 4th grade students.
The schedule of volunteers is :
June 4 (Tues.): Jim Moran: 439-5439
June 5 (Weds.): Jim Moran: 439-5439
June 7 (Fri.): Dave Paterson: 573-4956
June 10 (Mon.) : Jack Connell: 439-0232
June 12 (Weds.): Jerry Smith: 966-7487
June 13 (Thurs.): Vince Heeran: 253-5656
June 14 (Fri.): Bryan Salisbury: 898-8174Vince Heeran: 253-5656
Call Jack (518-439-0232) or Jim (518-439-5439) if you can help out the volunteers for some or all of a day. Or, just show up!
Remember, this is how we "pay our rent" ! This has been difficult this year as most members work during the day and we increasingly turn to retired members for help in" Paying The Rent." Consider saving up a vacation day next year to help us out.
Thanks again to all who contribute to make this "club" viable.
This Sunday, Jim needs a few strong hands to help with a small taskEvent 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.