Gill Farhenwald Blacksmith Calendar  2011 Calendar of Blacksmithing Events

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   2011 September NOTICE
1
  Data Loss

On September 3rd we had a hacker try to compromise our server through our forums and input forms such as on this page. Data entered by the public for a large part of the year has been lost as well as backups. We are hardening our forms to prevent this from happening again in the future.
Posted by - guru - Friday, 09/30/11
3
  CSI Sample Summer Event, Dempsey Park, West Cincinatti, OH, USA
9am to 7pm EDT: List your group's name and affiliation in the title or description
ABANA-Chapter.com Click for more information
Posted by - guru - Friday, 09/12/03 01:16:40 EDT

   2011 January
29
   Forging Fundamentals with Vivian Beer: Center for Metal Arts 44 Jayne St Florida NY 10921
Fundamentals of Forging with Vivian Beer, who teaches and exhibits out of New England. This is a basic hands-on class. Learn fundamental technniques and process.
http://centerformetalarts.com/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.html Click for more information
Posted by Rhoda Mack - Saturday, 01/22/11 14:10:44 EST
29-1
   Tool Handle Day: Your shop or work bench
An anvilfire day on the last of January or first of February dedicated to wood handled tool cleanup and repair.

Repair all those abused, worn and weathered tool handles. Replace, re-wedge, glue, sand, varnish, paint and repair those neglected handled tools. Every tool from shovels to fine graving hammers can benefit from a touch with a file or grinder, a little paint and varnish. They will last longer and be safer to use.
Handle Repair Click for more information
Posted by - guru

   2011 February
18, 19, 20, 21
   Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop: Old West Forge, White Salmon, Washington
In this intensive 4 day workshop we will study heat treating, punching, drifting, tapering, drawing out, riveting, scrolls, and more. Students will forge a variety of forms using traditional techniques.

All tools, materials, and well equipped student work stations are provided. The curriculum is a series of demonstrations at the instructors anvil followed by immediate hands on work. This class is designed for beginners who would like to get started right and those with some forging experience seeking a solid foundation in this craft.

Date: February 18, 19, 20, 21 2011
Place: Old West Forge
White Salmon, Washington
Cost: $445

We are located 70 miles East of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge region.

Space is limited. Register early.

To secure your space send a $200 non-refundable deposit payable to, Old West Forge, PO BOX 2105 White Salmon, WA 98672.

For additional details contact Tim Middaugh at (509) 493-4418 or tim@oldwestforge.com.

Posted by Tim Middaugh - Wednesday, 09/08/10 17:55:54 EDT
19
   Blacksmithiing Primer with Andy Dohner: Center for Metal Arts 44 Jayne St Florida NY 10921
Andy’s approach to learning blacksmithing is to show how to use the body to work the hammer, and then how to use the eye to guide your hand in what you want to achieve. Learn the basic blacksmithing techniques hands-on at the anvil, tapering, upsetting, spreading, even
hole punching. Learn why you would choose a certain technique, based on what you are trying to achieve.
http://centerformetalarts.com/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.html Click for more information
Posted by Rhoda Mack - Saturday, 01/22/11 14:13:27 EST
26
   Dan Boone's Pasture Party: 7381 Parrish Rd, Louisa, VA
Day of demos, tailgating, comraderie, hours 9am-4pm, lunch provided. Iron in the Hat pays for the day - everyone MUST participate in IITH, so bring something for it and be prepared to do your part.
If needed, rooms are available Fri & Sat nights at Best Western Inn & Suites, 135 Wood Ridge Terr, Gordonsville, VA (1 exit away from site), 540-832-1700 identify yourself as "Blacksmith Party" for $85 rate.
Need to let us know by FEB 15 if you plan to attend - jmbb1000@aol.com.
Posted by Judy Boone - Wednesday, 01/26/11 10:05:07 EST

   2011 March
19-20
   Hot Sheet Forming: Planning & Practice with Vivian Beer: Center for Metal Arts 44 Jayne St Florida NY 10921
This class will examine, use and abuse sheet/plate metal as a material for architectural and artful blacksmithing. We will sink, raise, bend, roll, weld, and construct. All exercises are designed to understand the specific possibilities of forming sheet material. Be prepared to work hard and generate a box full of samples for further explorations.

This is a class that combines original inventive thinking about the manipulation of hot sheet with the tools and techniques of the metal shop. (Snow date March 26-27)
http://www.centerformetalarts.com/blog/?p=200 Click for more information
Posted by Rhoda Mack - Sunday, 01/23/11 14:14:57 EST
5
   Copper Fold Forming with Ed Mack: 44 Jayne Street, Florida NY 10921
Work hands-on with the torch, hammer, and anvil with this playful combination of origami and forging. No prior experience required! Results are quick and gratifying, and lead to new design ideas. Fold forming is a technique for working in flat sheet to make three-dimensional forms. The course works in copper for its plasticiity, but the same technique can be used in pure iron. Ed Mack has studied with fold form inventor Charles Lewton-Brain, and has taught the class to metals professionals, jewelers and absolute beginners.
http://www.centerformetalarts.com/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.html Click for more information
Posted by Rhoda Mack - Sunday, 01/23/11 14:25:06 EST
26-27
   Fire in the Swamp: 209 Foxtrail Rd, Picayune MS
Fire and Metal art show presenting Fire based art forms such as Blacksmithing, Metal Casting, and Pottery.
Fire in the Swamp Click for more information
Posted by Larry House - Sunday, 01/23/11 16:53:29 EST
19
   Big BLU - NC-ABANA Hammer-In: Big BLU Mfg., CO. Morganton, NC
The best spring event in the area, the Big BLU hammer-in and NC-ABANA meeting. Demonstrators will be Anderson Phillips assisted and the Big BLU Crew.
Big BLU Event Page Click for more information
Posted by - guru - Monday, 02/14/11 08:29:27 EST
16-18
   METALfab 2011: Morial Conv. Ctr., New Orleans, LA
See what’s new in architectural metalwork. METALfab is the only trade show for the ornamental and miscellaneous metals industry. Please check NOMMA website for trade show hours.
www.nomma.org/metalfab Click for more information
Posted by NOMMA - Tuesday, 02/22/11 11:20:26 EST

   2011 April
1-3
   Forging the Grotesque with Frederic A. Crist: Center for Metal Arts 44 Jayne St Florida NY 10921
Learn the techniques and tooling to forge the dragons, griffins and fancies of Renaissance dimensional forging. Frederic Crist spent ten years immersed in the rich tradition of European Renaissance forgework at the Yellin Studio on Arch Street, Philadephia, where Yellin was called “the devil with a hammer”. Frederic Crist will bring some original Yellin pieces, with the opptunity to use as studies in this 3-day class.
http://www.centerformetalarts.com/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.html Click for more information
Posted by Rhoda Mack - Sunday, 01/23/11 14:21:44 EST
16
   Forging Fundamentals with Vivian Beer: Center for Metal Arts, 44 Jayne St. Florida NY 10921
Learn the fundamentals of working hot iron with Vivian Beer. With her wide-ranging experience in working hot iron, Vivian Beer is an engaging instructor. She held the 3-year residency at Penland before moving to New England, and has a lot more to teach than you can pick up in a day. Easy online registration at www.centerformetalarts, or call 845-651-7550.
http://www.centerformetalarts.com/Pages/UpcomingSeminars.html Click for more information
Posted by Center for Metal Arts - Saturday, 02/12/11 13:19:36 EST
22, 23, 24, 25
   Intermediate Blacksmithing I: Old West Forge, White Salmon, Washington

This four-day class builds on techniques learned in Beginning I & II. We will study and forge mortise and tenon joints used to make such objects as freestanding lamps and fireplace sets. Effective use of the slitter and drift will be emphasized. We will also study more complex tong making. Required prerequisites Beginning Blacksmithing I & II.

Date: April 22, 23, 24, 25
Time: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Tuition: $475

We are located 70 miles East of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge region.

Space is limited. Register Early.

To secure your space send a $200 nonrefundable deposit payable to, Old West Forge, PO BOX 2105 White Salmon, WA 98672

For additional details contact Tim Middaugh at (509) 493-4418 or tim@oldwestforge.com

Posted by Tim Middaugh - Tuesday, 02/22/11 12:20:23 EST

   2011 May
19-21
   15th bi-annual Southern Blacksmithing Association Conference: Madison, GA
Demonstrations, lessons, tailgate sales, vendors, gallery and more. See the anvilfire NEWS for past events.

Held at the Lyons Club Fair Grounds in Madison, GA. The site has a large, covered, open-sided barn with bleacher seating for comfortable blacksmithing demonstrations in any weather.

Register early and save.
SBAconference.com Click for more information
Posted by - guru - Saturday, 01/22/11 18:44:15 EST
14-15
   Blacksmith Days: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, MD 21157
Frank Turley demonstrates blacksmithing at "Blacksmith Days" in Westminster, Maryland, for the Blacksmiths Guild of Central Maryland. http://www.bgcmonline.org. Click on Home Page: "Blacksmith Days."
Posted by Frank Turley - Saturday, 01/22/11 22:32:40 EST
19-20-21-22
   Door Hardware beginning with Cane Bolt: 15421 Five Forks Rd., Amelia, VA 23002
Frank Turley introduces students to door hardware at Yesteryear School. http://www.yesteryearschool.com. Click on Blacksmith Classes.
Posted by Frank Turley - Saturday, 01/22/11 22:38:30 EST
6-7-8
   NOB 25th Annual Hammer-In: Defiance, Ohio
The Nortwest Ohio Blacksmiths (NOB) will hold their 25th annual Hammer-In at historic Auglaize Village near Defiance, Ohio May 6-7-8.The demonstrators will be Jim Rubley and Joe Bonifas. Anvil stew and informal activities on Friday. Demonstrations on Saturday all day and Sunday morning. A banquet-raffle-auction will be held on Saturday evening. For more information check the NOB website or e-mail me.
www.nob-blacksmiths.org Click for more information
Posted by Bob Willman - Sunday, 01/23/11 22:42:17 EST
6,7,8
   Gathering of the Blacksmiths : Southampton County Fairgrounds New Market Rd. Courtland, VA 23837
Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild & Central Virginia Blacksmiths Guild would like to invite you to the First Annual Gathering of the Black-smiths.
Brian Brazeal will be our feature demonstrator. Other demonstrators will be presenting during the weekend. We will have Viking fighting & craft demonstrations. Gerald Boggs will lead a learning center. Instead of the traditional Iron In the Hat, we will hold a Raffle for a few nice Items (items will be announced soon). Tailgating will be free to all paying participants.
Gathering of the Blacksmiths Click for more information
Posted by TravisC - Saturday, 02/12/11 14:55:49 EST
28, 29
   Introduction to Blacksmithing with Bobby Floyd: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Introduction to Blacksmithing with Bobby Floyd

May 28-29 Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Jax Member $162 / General Public $200, Deposit $50

Join Old Dominion Blacksmith Association President, Bobby Floyd, in this introductory class to traditional blacksmithing. In this hands-on experience, Bobby will take participants step by step through hand-forging projects one stage at a time.

By the end of the weekend, you'll be proud to show off your handmade hooks, leaves, and fireplace pokers, and impress your family and friends with your new skills! After completing this class, students will be able to look at an old blacksmith object and say, "I think that I know how that was made and just maybe, I could replicate it."

Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 5
Beginning to Intermediate
Materials Fee: $5-$20
Minimum Age: 18
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Click for more information
Posted by MW - Monday, 02/28/11 15:37:14 EST
21
   Roger Gott Estate Auction: 2601 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938
Estate Auction

6 miles south of Sullivan, IL on Rt. 32, 3 miles west on the Findlay Road (800N) and 1 mile NW on Coalshaft Bridge Road (775E) to Lakeside Villa Subdivision

Saturday, May 21, 2011 -- 10:00 A.M.
BLACKSMITHING
28 ANVILS -- 11 FORGES -- 19 POST VISES -- TOOLS
28 blacksmith anvils inc/Peter Wright 0 3 27, 156# Chicago S.D. Kimback, 172# Swedish, Juaniata, Vulcans & others; 11 forges in various sizes; Blowers; 19 post vises; Post drill; Swedge block; Hardy cone & tools; Tongs; Blacksmith books & more; Old tools inc/wheel wright, wood planes & wrenches;

WOOD WORKING & SHOP TOOLS
Tools Look New: 3 HP Craftsman contractor's table saw; Craftsman 12", 2 speed tilt head band saw; Craftsman industrial router w/table; Spindle shaper; Craftsman 12 x 36 wood lathe w/bench; Roll around kettle sandblaster; 10" power mitre saw; 12" disc sander; New wet/dry grinder; 6" floor grinder; 6" jointer; Electric battery tools; Battery chargers; Hand paint sprayers; 24 C & bar clamps; Hardwood floor nailer; Log chains; Rope; House & ratchet jacks; 6' double door steel cabinet w/shelves; Workmate; Wagonload of power & hand tools; Wood working supplies; Heavy slide hammer; Good older horizontal air compressor w/magnetic switch& filters;
Full Sale Listing and Pictures Click for more information
Posted by Don Bauer - Thursday, 04/14/11 20:28:56 EDT
27-30
   Parlett Farm Life Museum Auction: 38250 New Market Turner Rd., Mechanicsville, MD
Hundreds of blacksmith items!! Trades & Tools building. Tinsmithing tools, lathes, stake anvils, tinker's anvils, jewler's anvils and unusual large double horn anvil.
Day One -Blacksmith Shop Click for more information
YouTube video Walk Through - added by -guru
Posted by Jodi Reynolds - Wednesday, 05/04/11 14:45:17 EDT

   2011 June
24, 25, 26, 27
   Beginning Blacksmithing I: Old West Forge, White Salmon, Washington
Get it hot and hit it hard at Old West Forge. In this intensive 4 day workshop we will study heat treating, punching, drifting, tapering, drawing out, riveting, scrolls, and more. Students will forge a variety of forms using traditional techniques.

All tools, materials, and well equipped student work stations are provided. The curriculum is a series of demonstrations at the instructors anvil followed by immediate hands on work.

Date: June 24, 25, 26, 27
Place: Old West Forge
White Salmon, Washington
Cost: $445

We are located 70 miles East of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge region. Space is limited. Register early.

To secure your space send a $200 non-refundable deposit payable to, Old West Forge, PO BOX 2105 White Salmon, WA 98672.
Posted by Tim Middaugh - Wednesday, 02/18/09 12:13:04 EST

Posted by Tim Middaugh - Tuesday, 02/22/11 12:23:31 EST
11, 12
   Modern Metalsmithing with James Quinn: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA 24091
June 11-12 Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Jax Member $162 / General Public $200, Deposit $50

Using a combination of new and traditional blacksmithing tools, techniques and materials students in this class will work toward the creation of their own unique piece. From hooks pokers or candle sticks to paper towel holders or towel racks, James will guide students through the process of creating a small project based on one of several available models. Students will get acquainted with the oxy acetylene torch, saws, grinders, electric welders and the forge using a variety of new and used pipe, angle iron, and bar stock.

Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 5
Beginning
Materials Fee: $20+
Minimum Age: 18

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South
Floyd, VA 24091
educationinfo@jacksonvillecenter.org
www.jacksonvillecenter.org
(540) 745-2784
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Click for more information
Posted by MW - Monday, 02/28/11 15:41:06 EST
24, 25, 26
   Firing Up the Tree of Life! (Blacksmithing) - Special 2 for 1 Friends & Family Special: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA 24091
June 24-26
Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Jax Member $243 / General Public $300, Deposit $75 - Special 2 for 1 Friends & Family Special

Students will learn how to make a Tree of Life using traditional and nontraditional blacksmithing methods. This wall sculpture can be used to hang items like light clothing, necklaces, and even earrings! The three day class will focus on using wire mesh for a trunk and forging out the tendrils of the tree. No smithing experience is required, but knowledge of working in a coal fire would be helpful. This is also a two for one event, so bring a friend! Space is limited to 12 so get your reservations in quickly. Look forward to a rivetting experience in the beautiful Floyd mountains!

Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 5
Beginning
Materials Fee: $5-$20
Minimum Age: Under 18 with parent or guardian only
Students under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before class commences.
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Click for more information
Posted by MW - Wednesday, 03/09/11 17:20:30 EST
13-24
   Tool Smithing Class: Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
NEW Class Announcement!

Turley Forge in Santa Fe, will offer a toolsmithing class in which we will forge and heat treat tools from various trades, emphasizing the tools of blacksmithing, horseshoeing, woodworking, and fine metalworking. This will not be a machine tool class. Tools will be forged of cold work steels and hot work steels and finished by grinding, sanding, filing, and polishing.

Forward your postal address for a hard copy brochure which will have more information, including tuition and lodging.
Turley Forge Blacksmithing School Click for more information
Posted by - guru - Sunday, 03/20/11 13:43:11 EDT

   2011 July
28-1
   CanIRON VIII: Fergus, Ontario
The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association is pleased to announce we will be hosting the next Canadian National Blacksmith's conference. July 28 to August 1st.

Featuring : Hand powered demonstrations, Hands on activities
An emphasis on design.
CanIRON VII Fergus Click for more information
Posted by - guru - Saturday, 01/22/11 19:19:36 EST

   2011 August
18-21
   Western States Blacksmith Conference: Mount Hood/Government Camp, Oregon
Start making plans now folks. Twenty-five years ago we had the first Western States Blacksmith Conference known as "Mountain High" at Mount Hood, Oregon and we are going back!

Highlight of the event will be "Blacksmith Wars", a competition between teams of six smiths to produce their rendition of the project chosen. At this conference we will have teams from many of the western associations locked in fierce competition! Even Alaska is trying to put together a team.

Mark Aspery and the "basic blacksmithing classes" team from California will be handling the hands-on part of the show. Demonstrators will be selected from each participating association.

Mount Hood and The village of Government Camp are a huge recreational Mecca. Fishing, camping, hiking and year-round skiing. There's the Adventure park with go-carting, bungy jumping, zipp-lines, mountain biking, putt-putt golf and the incredible Alpine Slide, a half-pipe track down the mountain on little carts.
westernstates2011.com Click for more information
Posted by grant - nakedanvil - Saturday, 01/22/11 19:23:46 EST

   2011 September
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
   The Blacksmith’s Craft : The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA 24091
September 5-9 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Jax Members $405 / General Public $500, Deposit $125

Serious about the Blacksmith’s craft? Work with Master Craftsman, Gerald Boggs to learn and hone your skills in traditional blacksmithing.
Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 6
Beginning to Advanced
Materials Fee: $20-$50
Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult
Students under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian before class commences.

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South
Floyd, VA 24091
educationinfo@jacksonvillecenter.org
www.jacksonvillecenter.org
(540) 745-2784
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Click for more information
Posted by MW - Wednesday, 03/09/11 17:25:15 EST

   2011 October
1, 2
   Forging Spoons: The Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA 24091
October 1-2 Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Jax Members $162 / General Public $200, Deposit $50

In this intermediate blacksmithing class, students will learn to forge spoons, ladles, and possibly forks, by various processes. Each student will complete several spoons over the weekend which will be theirs to keep and use!

Minimum enrollment: 3, Maximum enrollment: 5
Intermediate
Materials Fee: $10-$20
Minimum Age: 18

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South
Floyd, VA 24091
educationinfo@jacksonvillecenter.org
www.jacksonvillecenter.org
(540) 745-2784
The Jacksonville Center for the Arts Click for more information
Posted by MW - Wednesday, 03/09/11 17:28:25 EST

   2011 November
11, 12, 13, 14
   Beginning Blacksmithing I: Old West Forge, White Salmon, Washington
Get it hot and hit it hard at Old West Forge. In this intensive 4 day workshop we will study heat treating, punching, drifting, tapering, drawing out, riveting, scrolls, and more. Students will forge a variety of forms using traditional techniques.

All tools, materials, and well equipped student work stations are provided. The curriculum is a series of demonstrations at the instructors anvil followed by immediate hands on work.

Date: November 11, 12, 13, 14
Place: Old West Forge
White Salmon, Washington
Cost: $445

We are located 70 miles East of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge region. Space is limited. Register early.

To secure your space send a $200 non-refundable deposit payable to, Old West Forge, PO BOX 2105 White Salmon, WA 98672.
Posted by Tim Middaugh - Wednesday, 02/18/09 12:13:04 EST

Posted by Tim Middaugh - Tuesday, 02/22/11 12:32:44 EST

   2011 December

   2012 January
29-1
   Tool Handle Day: Your shop or work bench
An anvilfire day on the last of January or first of February dedicated to wood handled tool cleanup and repair.

Repair all those abused, worn and weathered tool handles. Replace, re-wedge, glue, sand, varnish, paint and repair those neglected handled tools. Every tool from shovels to fine graving hammers can benefit from a touch with a file or grinder, a little paint and varnish. They will last longer and be safer to use.
Handle Repair Click for more information
Posted by - guru

   2012 February

   Monthly : Please note exceptions
2nd Sat
   Our Chapter Meeting (Example): Any same place and Time
Attend our regular meetings on the second Saturday of the month and take part in the world of blacksmithing. Demos, displays, green coal classes, tailgating. See link for how to get there.

December Christmas party meeting place to be announced. See link for details.
Posted by - guru - Wednesday, 09/24/03 11:18:38 EDT
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