Thursday – Sunday, August 18-21, 2016 Demonstrations, open forge time, and great times with fellow smiths… don’t miss it! Demonstrators: Dave Thompson, and team demo by Dave Tuthill and Silas Maddox. Demonstrations for the public by Ben Czyhold. A workshop has been added to the Blacksmith Week event in August 18-21, 2016. Alan Flashing will […]
Longtime NWBA member Ron Wailes, and friend of many of our members, passed away early June 2016. Anyone who is so moved may want to contact Bonnie Wailes, Ron’s wife, and send your condolences personally. The NWBA was a very important part of Ron’s life and Bonnie would love to hear from some of Ron’s friends […]
2016! 2016! 2016! So, its time to tell your friends and spread the word the Blacksmith Swap Meet is July 23rd . so bring some tools bring some cash and add some good tools to your stash. it will be held at the same location by friends of mine of the same vocation. 3600 E […]
Hello, Everyone! “Good vibes.” That’s the phrase I heard from multiple folk describing the 2016 Conference. People enjoyed the social opportunity provided by Friday’s potluck, and the forging contests. Our membership was “building friendship and goodwill,” just like our Mission Statement says. Your Board of Directors will absolutely keep this in mind when planning future events. The demonstrations were […]
The NWBA participated in the Ypres Poppies WWI Memorial event in January 2016 by making over 100 poppies to send and include in the project. Some of our members are going to Belgium in September to be part of the blacksmith event there. Others of you may want to support this event with a donation. Ypres […]
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Stag Horn Hinge: Mark Aspery Demo, 12 March 2016, Longview, WA. Notes by Ike Bay Editor note: Dan Bowyer took extensive pics of this demo. See the full gallery of images HERE. Best Quote: “Find the difference between handmade and custom made” General info: This style hinge can be in pairs of matched sides, unmatched […]