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Blacksmith Week 2014

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The finished piece, still hot
Pushing the whelk into the hot rock
Darryl Nelson showing the whelk in progress
Kellen forging the copper
Copper origami by Kellen Bateham
Copper origami by Kellen Bateham
Tightening the copper folds with pliers
Joe Elliot demonstrating joinery
Example of forged joint
Joe Elliot demonstrating forging an example joint
Various joinery examples by Joe Elliot
Darryl Nelson's Whelk step by step
The Joe Joint
On the outside of the shop looking in...
The blacksmith shop at Summit Camp
Creating the channel for a decorative inlay
Tri Ficker wall sconce candle holder
Tri Ficker forging
Tri forging the cup end of the wall sconce
Wall sconce candle holder in progress
Darryl Nelson's ram's head display
Darryl Nelson forging a ram's head cheese slicer
Darryl Nelson's ram's head cheese slicer
Darryl drawing out the harp of the slicer using the anvil's edge
Darryl and a striker at the anvil
Detail of the 4 hour garden gate by Darryl Nelson and Terry Carson
Terry Carson working on parts for the garden gate
Darryl Nelson working on parts for the garden gate
Darryl and Terry fitting the parts of the gate together
Final touches on the four hour garden gate
Kellen Bateham demonstrating copper origami
Kellen Bateham showing how to layout the design for copper origami

Richard Tinder Passes

April 10th, 1942 – April 26th, 2015 It is with a heavy heart that we recently learned of Richard Tinder’s passing. Richard had been serving on the board of the NWBA since January 2014 and had been a member for many years. He spent most of his working career as the Metal Shop Instructor at […]

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NWBA Member Survey 2015

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Western States Blacksmith Conference 2015

Forging on the Faultline California Blacksmith Association will be hosting the 2015 Western States Blacksmith Conference Concurrent with the CBA Spring Conference April 23 through 26 at the San Benito County Fairgrounds Hollister, California For the latest updates go to this Event’s Page : www.westernstatesconference.com Demonstrators Alfred Bullerman (Germany) – www.bullerman.de Maegan Crowly – www.ironmaeganmetalworks.com […]

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