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

April 28

Steve Gurzler's demo

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).

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