You may sign up to participate in our online forum where blacksmiths of all levels of talent and experience can share ideas and questions, tips and techniques. Our Forum is open to guests to our website for viewing but not for posting, to post you must sign up as a Registered Website User. This is not the same as membership in the NWBA, and does not include the membership benefits described below. To join the Forum only go HERE.
We strongly suggest you become a member of the Northwest Blacksmith Association for these many benefits:
- Quarterly Hot Iron News Magazine delivered to your door, with all the latest news and views of our organization
- Monthly hammer-ins: demonstration and open forge at our Clubhouse in Longview, WA
- NWBA Conferences: Our annual events bring together hundreds of blacksmiths from around Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and afar, three days of demonstrations, hands-on workshops and the camaraderie of folks who share a common interest.
- Western States Conferences: A biennial four day blacksmith extravaganza on Mt. Hood, OR, for blacksmiths from all over the western US and Canada .
- Access to our Library: Complete access to our extensive library of books, tapes and videos. There is no charge for borrowing from the library.
- Web Gallery space: Members are invited to submit photos for a mini-gallery of their works online at www.blacksmith.org. These galleries will be available for public viewing, and can greatly contribute to your online visibility.
- Blacksmith School Listing: Members teaching classes may list their school information and upcoming class list.
- Free Classified ad listings: Have something you want to sell? Advertise it for free in our classified ads in the Hot Iron News.
For the low price of $60 per year ($70 if outside the USA), you can enjoy these benefits, available only with your membership in the NWBA.