Capital District Blacksmiths' Association
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April 28


Steve Gurzler's demo

Event Date: Apr 28, 2019

If you missed this one, you miss a terrific demo and meeting. Steve is an excellent teacher and explained every step before , during and after he made a forge welded chain link and a set of specialized tongs which will hold round stock parallel and perpendicular to the tong handles, or raines, as Steve calls them. When finished with the tongs,Steve donated them to CDBA. Very generous and a very nice supportive gesture. Thanks Steve. Steve also help a young person, Jonathan, in making a steak fork, which was quite good. Well done Jonathan. Kathy, who made a hook some time ago had her second blacksmithing experience today and made a nice little single hook with a twist which she will mount on a wall. Well done! Brian made a rose with a technique new to most of us -using flat stock shaping and rolling. Unique. A couple of new faces also showed up and might return. Finally, Steves stories and jokes were better than usual and a treat. Good day all around!

RE: JUNE STUDENT DEMO DAYS. WE NEED FOLKS FOR JUNE 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 14. JERRY SMITH HAS ALREADY VOLUNTEERED FOR THE 12TH. Jerry mentioned to me today that last year he volunteered for the first time and had much trepidation before he met the students. He said he "had a ball" and really enjoyed it. So, VOLUNTEER! Call Jack (439-0232) or Jim (439-5439).


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.