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Bill Clemens

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    New Columbia, PA

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    Hiking fishing hunting
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    Retired Military (USAF)

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  1. Any news on how clay is doing?
  2. It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Ivan Bailey Monday morning 9 Sep 2013 at 8 AM. Ivan was a great Blacksmith and Founding Member of ABANA Condolences & prayers from all of us at ABANA. We will post more information when arrangements have been. Sincerely Bill Clemens ABANA Secretary
  3. Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware (Red Outline Shows Conference Area) 1. Gallery 2. Indoor Vendors/Registration/Meeting /Auction 3. Outside Vendor /Tailgating Pavillion 4. Tailgating/Vendor Space 5. Camping Grove (Additional camping is available on fairgrounds to left(south) of Conference Area) 6. Demonstration Tents
  4. ABANA 2014 Conference August 13-16, 2014 Delaware State Fairgrounds Harrington, Delaware Theme - Joinery: Come Make Connections $175 for ABANA Members ($125 before 15 Jan 2014) $225 for non - Members ($225 before 15 Jan 2014) Details: www.abana.org/2014 Registration: www.abana.org/2014Register Hope to see you all there Bill Clemens & David Hutchison Conference Co-Chairs Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware (Red Outline Shows Conference Area) 1. Gallery 2. Indoor Vendors/Registration/Meeting /Auction 3. Outside Vendor /Tailgating Pavillion 4.
  5. It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my friend and fellow blacksmith Tom Anderson. Tom passed away last evening at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA The viewing will be at Shaw's funeral home in Lewisburg, PA this Friday 15 June from 6 to 8 pm with Funeral Services at the same location at 8pm Tom's Wife Donna has requested that donations in Tom's memory be made to the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland PO Box 593 Randallstown, MD 21133-0593
  6. Candy is done all made coated boxed and decorated. about 600 lbs of candy and 260 Decorated Eggs with Names. About 30 Decorated Eggs and 50 lbs of Candy available if you forgot to order yours.

  7. 3 trays of Coconut Cream and 12 trays of mints left to coat with chocolate. Oh and then there's the boxing and decorating and putting names on the 200 plus 6 Oz eggs.

  8. Yesterday made 6 - 10 lb batches of Mint Candy 10 - 6 OZ Mint Eggs and about 1400 bite size mint patties. Started coating the peanut butter eggs in milk chocolate

  9. Made 9 - 10 Lb batches of Coconut Cream Candy 24 - 6Oz eggs and ~1500 bite size eggs. Monday it on to Mints

  10. 21 ten lb batches of peanut butter candy. 180 6oz eggs & 3000 bite size eggs made. Tomorrow - on to coconut cream

  11. ABANA Conference Central States Fairgrounds RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA JULY 18-21, 2012 Central States Fairgrounds RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA JULY 18-21, 2012 Demonstrators Claudio Bottero will be working by hand and power hammer with a team of blacksmiths to create a large sculpture. Punzo Family Coppersmiths will take scrap copper and turn it into beautiful copper vessels. All work is done by hand with very few tools. Håvard Bergland will make a true Viking Axe. Håvard’s book, that has been translated into English, will be for sale. Patient Order of Meticulous Metalsmiths wil
  12. In Charlottesville Va tonight accompanied by April and our 3 grandsons, tomorrow Dan Boone's Pasture Party in Louisa VA

  13. Dave, I decided to give my hand hammer and sledge a try. Posted the results in a new thread: http://www.iforgeiron.com/forum/f57/biologically-powered-hammer-test-12762/#post119376 Bill
  14. Decided to take Dave up on his challenge. Hope others follow suit and submit their results. Used 1 inch a36 First test was with my normal forging hammer a Clark/Hofi hammer 2 lb 12 oz Face is only1 3.4 inches square with rounded edges resulting in only 1 1/2 inches of contact. Next I used a 8 lb sledge first as a hand hammer and then striking while Tom Anderson held the bar for me. I have video clips that I'll post later. Using a Hand Hammer and Sledge results in the "squished" area not being of uniform thickness. The forged area is a plane that slopes in 2 direction. What I
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