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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]