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.
Steve Gurzler's demoEvent 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).