Northwest Blacksmith Association

On the Calendar Fall 2013

We’re Back….
Our monthy demonstration and open forge will resume after a few months away. We were never far from blacksmithing though, Western States Blacksmith Conference in the end of August was a blast and a huge success. You can read more about it in the upcoming Hot Iron News, due to hit the streets the first week of October.

The NWBA has quite a few events on the calendar.  If you want to keep up with what is going on, you can sign up to receive email announcements HERE. The announcements are sent monthly, with an occasional extra one when timely information needs to get out.  We do not share your information with any other organization, so your email address is safe with us.


September Mentoring Center Demonstration and Open Forge

homeslide8Demonstrator: Mark Manley: Making handled top tools using an induction forge.

(This event was initially scheduled as a two day event. It has since been reorganized into a one day event.)

Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
NWBA Mentoring Center, CowlitzExpoCenter, Longview, WA

We will all band together to make quick work of moving back into our Mentoring Center, after which we will have our demonstration and open forge.

8:00 a.m. Move-in and set-up MentoringCenter

9:30 a.m. Demonstrator: Mark Manley, Making handled top tools using an induction forge.

12:30 p.m. General meeting and nomination of Board of Directors

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LUNCH and Open Forge


Calling for NWBA Board Nominations

The Board of the NWBA needs nominations for the upcoming NWBA Board of Director Election in December 2013. Please give some consideration to running for the board and contributing to the growth and success of the NWBA.

Nominations will be accepted at the
September 2013
Mentoring Center Demonstration.


NWBA Board Meeting, October 26, 2013

The next NWBA Board meeting will be held on October 26, 2013, in conjunction with the monthly Demonstration and Open Forge.

Board Meeting Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: NWBA Mentoring Center, CowlitzExpoCenter, Longview, WA

The board meeting is open to all current NWBA members.


October 2013 Mentoring Center

Demonstrator: Lisa Geertsen, Forging pre-cut steel shapes.
9:00 a.m. Demonstration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open forge


Other upcoming events on the NWBA Calendar

  • October 11-13 Stephen Mankowski, Journeyman Blacksmith Demonstration
    Location: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Blacksmith Shop
  • October 18-20 Steve Mankowski, hands-on class at Meridian Forge
  • October 19-20 Inland Northwest Hammer-In and Swap Meet, Steve McGrew, Ron and Trudy Weston
  • October 19 Seattle Metals Guild Symposium 2013
  • October 26 Mentoring Center Demo and Open Forge: Lisa Geertsen, Forging pre-cut steel shapes.
  • November No Mentoring Center event, 4th Saturday is Thanksgiving
  • December 14 Mentoring Ctr. Open-Forge: Gift making workshop, bring ideas for simple projects to share.


More details on these events can be found on our events page.