Capital District Blacksmiths' Association
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4/30/17 Monthly Meeting Schedule:UPDATE

2017 CDBA monthly Meeting schedule: 4/30/17 at Normanside/Pat's Forge

Apr 30, 2017 12-4
Gregg Goldman


Pat's Forge
Mill Road, Albany, NY 12209
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Posted in the shop is a sign up sheet for you to note when and if you would like to demonstrate some aspect of working with any type of metal. Keep in mind that the demo does not have to be long, it can cover any topic even remotely connected to Blacksmithing.

If you have never demonstrated before, we can help you organize what you want to do before you do it. We are all friends by now and no one needs to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Few of us are public speakers. If you have an idea, let us know (Jim:439-5439; Jack 439-0232) and we can work with you towards developing a demo.


So far the 2017 calendar schedule looks like this:

Jan. 29, 2017: Mike Cataldo will once again demonstrate in his shop, Aggressive Metalworks, an aspect of the art of blacksmithing. He and his able life assistant will demonstrate forging a blacksmith hammer.

Feb.26: Jack Connell will do a quick demo on making a gouge and a flat chisel for woodworking using various sized discarded garage door springs.

March:26: Rob Gallerani, as is his usual style and sense of adventure, will demonstrate making an aluminum sand casting

****April: 30: Greg Goldman will do a challenging demo making damascus using 20 pieces of a couple of different types of steel creating a demascus billet.

May 28: Colin Ray and Steve Gurzler will demonstrate tong making.




September :



December:No meeting



*******The Rest of the year 2017 is wide open and volunteers are needed.********



For any "Open" meeting: Remember, we still can have meetings w/o a demo but it is always more interesting when we do. The list will be posted at each meeting - so sign up(sheet is in the shop).

***Remember, unless otherwise specified, ALL MEETINGS are held at "Pat's Forge", generally on the last Sunday of the month. The forge is the City of Albany's Normanside/Stephen's farm located off Delaware Ave.and under the bridge to the parking lot and then walking up to the first yellow building on the left.

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