Capital District Blacksmiths' Association
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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.


Elija's Jan. Demo


Elija's demo

Event Date: Feb 22, 2019

Elija's first CDBA demo at the forge was terrific. Very nice job. Not only did he clearly show how to make a wizard bottle opening he explained in detail how and why he had special tools for each process, emphasizing the two eye punches and the sequence in using them. After the demo, Elija generously spent one on one time helping a greenhorn make his first opener. They ended up with a beautiful Wizard Bottle Opener. Good job Elija and Chris!