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2013 Southern Blacksmith Conference in Madison, GA

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Hello all,

Please make palns to attend the Biannual 2013 Southern Blacksmithing conference in Madison, GA.
details can be found at the following link:

http://www.sbaconference.com

This conference is always a good one.

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I'll be headed up there for the event, and I'll have about a thousand pounds worth of iron currency with me for trading or for selling on the swap day... As of right now we're looking at bringing;

 

#155 English ( I've identified a single G as far as make is concerned)

#60   Columbia 

#166 German Trenton (if I can get it repaired in time)

#156 Soderfors Sweden 

#260 JHM Competitor (Like New)

... and one or two more...

 

Really look forward to seeing some of you gents up there... I had great pleasure in meeting a great many members of ABBA and watching the Phenix City Blacksmiths demo at this most recent ABANA convention... This seems as if it's going to be a bit more engaging...

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This is my 1st and Tailgate. I am coming from Wilmington NC.   

 

I dont have a ton, but this is what I will be bring with me to GA.  

 

100# Old Englsh

125# Acme

150# Fisher (1940)

100# Fisher (dated between 1883 & 1891)

2 5" Post Vises

CK Forge

and some tong and hammers

 

I cant wait.

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I was able to attend, by the grace of some higher power (the wife), but I am afraid that I won't be around for the next meeting. She wasn't supposed to be home when I got back Saturday night, and based on her reaction, you'd a thought I had lipstick on my collar.

 

I'm locked in the garage right now, and should have enough food and water to last me a couple of days. 

 

I had a great time though, the event itself was a first for me. It was way bigger than I expected, with all kinds of goodies. I also seenluckysmut there too, and PPP. A couple pointed me to the site, a couple told me not to bother. I'm enjoying the content so far. :D

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It was a great event and well worth putting on your calendars for 2015 especially if you are in the Southeast. For those who could not make it, I have posted my photos on Flickr. There are lots of good pictures of Ernie Dorrill's demos and a mixed selection from Steve Williamson depending on how I jumped back and forth between them. If you are interested in Ernie's work, check out my photoset from his class at Campbell Folkschool earlier in the year. I have detailed pictures of more of the chasing tools used in his SBA demo in that set.

 

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/ironalchemy/sets/72157633544667144/

 

They are in chronological order but check the tags to select for the demo you want to look at.

 

Doug Wilson

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