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Edition 42 - Page 1 of 25 September 30, 2008
SOFA 2008 Quadstate Roundup

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ABOUT This NEWS and the SOFA Conference

Thermite Welding Railroad Rail by Railtech Boutet Thermite Welding was the demo that brought over 850 attendees to Quadstate this year. A high percentage attended the demonstration by Railtech Boutet.

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Forged leaves from angle iron Jack Brubaker demonstrated bending and shaping pipe, making leaves from angle iron and finishes.
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Viking Age Iron Smelting Canadians came to make iron and they did!

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Lorelei Sims Teaches Basic Classes

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Vol.1 (May-June 1998 - JYH)
Vol. 2 ABANA 1998 Conf
Vol. 3 Camp Fenby
Vol. 4 ABANA Late
Vol. 5 PABA Edition
Vol. 6 AFC Edition
Vol. 7 Virginia Edition
Vol. 8 Thanksgiving Edition
Vol. 9 New Year's 1999 Edition
Vol. 10 1st International Edition
Vol. 11 Gichners Iron Age Antiques
Vol. 12 Spring Fling, blowing the anvil
Vol. 13 Southeast Conference Part I
Vol. 14, CanIron II, Calgary, Canada
Vol. 16, Francis Whitaker, Eternal Flame
Vol. 17, Spring 2000 Edition
Vol. 18, Bill Pieh
Vol. 19, JYH Photo Contest
Vol. 20, June 2000 Knife Symposium
Vol. 21, ABANA 2000!
Vol. 22, October 2000 ABANA vs. FABA
Vol. 23, April 2001 Kiwi Case, Spring Fling
Vol. 24, June 2001 Southeast Conf
Vol. 25, May 2002 Camp Fenby, ABASA, CanIronIII
Vol. 26, June 2002 ABANA Conference
Vol. 27, September 2002 Epps Hammer-In
Vol. 28, Spring 2003 Events
Vol. 29, May 2003 WV Armour-In
Vol. 30, Southeast Conference
Vol. 31, 2003 SOFA Quad State Event
Vol. 32, 2004 NC-ABANA * Hammerfest
Vol. 33, 2004 WV Armour-In
Vol. 34, July 2004 ABANA Conference
Vol. 35, Power Hammer School, SOFA
Edt. 36, Bill Gichner passes, Keenjunk closes
Edt. 37, Costa Rican Blacksmithing
Edt. 38, Jim Paw-Paw Wilson passes
Edt. 39, URI HOFI, Power Hammer School
Edt. 40, ABANA 2006, Brent Baily in Peru

Page 2   Thermite Welding RR-Rail
Page 12   Finished Thermite Weld
Page 13   Jack Brubaker, Pipe and Angle
Page 16   Making Wrought Iron
Page 18   THE BLOOM!
Page 19   Iron Smelt CD Order Info
Page 20   Lorelei Sims
Page 21   Sights Tailgating
Page 22   ANviL and hAmmeR HeaDs
Page 23   Odds n' Ends
Page 23   Commentaries, Additions
Page 24   Fire at Peter Buchanan's
Page 25   Chinese Blacksmith, Earthquake

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Cover The Revolutionary Blacksmith The Revolutionary Blacksmith
The historical fiction blacksmith romance by Jim Paw-Paw Wilson is now in print.

Book Review
ABANA picks conference location
After a contentious couple years since ABANA's president Clare Yellin announced there would be no 2008 conference because the ABANA board did not know how to organize a conference. An ABANA board member told us that there WILL BE a 2010 ABANA convention in Memphis, TN.

This year (2008) would have normally been a conference year and every group with clout has been trying to outdo the others and claim the prize. BAM did an excellent job but SOFA had the momemntum, the location and the people.
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Bronze Blacksmith Statue, Dujiangyan Sichuan Chinese Blacksmith Statue, Earthquake
Photos and an appeal from Phillip Greening-Jackson Page 25 

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