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NWBA Conference 2015

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Dennis Dusek, Brett Moten, Fred Crist
Ben Czyhold
Auctioneers Eric Sprado and John Paul
Fred Crist Sculpture
Steve McGrew tailgate setup
Fred Crist forging a bird
Dennis Dusek striking for Fred
Red hot bird
Berkley Tack forging chain
Kellen Bateham hands-on class
Brett Moten and Dave Lisch
Kellen Bateham Origami in Steel
The Firepit
Assembling the Flying Birds
Detail of the Assembly of Flying Birds
Shaping the flight path
Team Striking
Repousse Station
Forming a bird
Shaping the wings
Repousse
Hands-On
Fitting the pieces of the sculptural NWBA sign
Dennis Dusek working on the sign
Forged pass through
Heating with a torch
Forging the NWBA sign
Fancy rivet fastening
Sculptural NWBA sign by Dennis, Brett and Ben
Scott Szloch Hands-on
Scott Szloch Hands-on

NWBA Blacksmith Conference 2016 Registration

NWBA Blacksmith Conference 2016 Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016 Cowlitz Regional Conference Center Longveiw Washington Demonstators: Monica Coyne and Gábor Szombathy Hands-On Classes, Repoussé Station, Black Smoke Alley aka Midnight Madness, Gallery, Auction, Tailgaters, COMPETITIONS and more! Special Hands-On with Master Bladesmith Dave Lisch: Forging a Blade, Saturday afternoon followed by a […]

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NWBA Board of Directors 2016

The NWBA Board of Directors met on January 23rd, 2016.  Before new officers were elected, Election Chair Jim Garrett tossed a coin to determine how the tie between Lynn Gledhill and Jeff Cawley would be determined.  Lynn Gledhill was the winner of the toss.  However, Don Eckler announced his resignation from the board (he had […]

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NWBA Board of Directors 2015 Election Results

Everyone! Here are the NWBA election results.  I’m not sure what the policy is for the tie. There were 89 ballots returned and counted Kellen Bateham          78 Jeff Cawley                62 Lee Cordochorea        78 Hunter Dahlberg        76 Lynn Gledhill              62 Jim Von Mosch           67 Paul Thorne                1   We counted 3 times to make sure there was […]

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Ypres Poppies

The NWBA Mentoring Center event for January 23, 2016 is making poppies for an International Blacksmithing event project. Jim von Mosch will be leading a demo/open forge making the poppies. He will have about 100 blanks for people to use to make the poppies, and a couple of hardy tools. This is for anyone, beginners […]

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NWBA Board of Directors Elections: 2015 Candidate Statements

Here are the statements submitted by the nominees running for the NWBA Board of Directors in the 2015 Election. We have 6 candidates running for 5 seats on the board, and the ballot also has a space for write-ins. Members will be receiving the ballots and candidate statements in the mail, but to give you […]

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2015-4 Hot Iron News

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Monster Metal Shop Fire

Longtime NWBA member Larry Langdon’s shop Monster Metal in Auburn Washington, which houses Quick and Dirty Tool Company,  burned in a raging fire on October 20, 2015.  The two alarm fire was put out after firefighters from several local departments spent hours battling the unruly blaze Tuesday evening. Thankfully no one was hurt, Larry and his […]

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