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This coming Saturday, January 18th is our monthly meeting. Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.

8am Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing
9am Demo - Christoff Fredricks Cross: Demo will be done in 1 1/8″ square stock- Brian Martens
11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool – no junk please)
3:30 clean and wrap up

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge. All members dues were payable in July per the NYSDB By-Laws (which are available on the website at www.nysdb.org). Cash or check are accepted. Please no more dollar coins!



Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

 

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This coming Saturday, February 15th is our monthly meeting. Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.

 

8am Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

9am Demo - Group Vote: Trivet or Wrap Joint

11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool – no junk please)

3:30 clean and wrap up

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge. All members dues were payable in July per the NYSDB By-Laws (which are available on the website at www.nysdb.org).

 

Check out our other regional meetings around the state at www.nysdb.org!

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This coming Saturday, March 15th is our monthly meeting. We will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.

 

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing, open forging

9am Demonstration followed by more open forging

11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool – no junk please)

11:30 Quick business meeting - discuss power hammer

3:30 clean and wrap up

 

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge.  Guests are always welcome to come and observe.  Please ask about our new trial membership.

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

 

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Saturday, April 19th is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.

 

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

9am Demonstration followed by open forging.

11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool - no junk please)

3:30 clean and wrap up

 

New Members Welcome!

 

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

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All,

This coming Saturday, May 17th is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.  Please note that EVERYONE is also encouraged to attend the All-Member meeting on May 31st and June 1st hosted by the Mohawk region at Steve Ruger's shop in Cazenovia (east of Syracuse). See the website for details. You can bring your registration fees to me at our meeting.

 

For our meeting this Saturday

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

 9am Demonstration followed by open forging. 

 11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool - no junk please)

 3:30 clean and wrap up

 

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge.  Memberships run from July to June every year.  Visitors and prospective members are always welcome!

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

the NYSDB is what you make of it...be involved

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All,

 

This coming Saturday, June 21st is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates.   

 

For our meeting this Saturday

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

 

9am Demonstration followed by open forging. 

                Kyle Beach will be doing a demo on layout techniques

 

11:00 Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool - no junk please)

 

3:30 clean and wrap up

 

 

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge.  Memberships run from July to June every year. 

 

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

 

 

the NYSDB is what you make of it...be involved

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This coming Saturday, July 19th is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates. Our goal for the coming year is the cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and assist members in creating a basic tool kit for pursuing work on their own. 

 

For our meeting this Saturday

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

 

9am Demonstration followed by open forging. 

                Candy Martens will demo/review:

                - various hammer blows: full face, half face, fullering, shearing. 

                - tapering, SORDaC (square tapers, octagon and round then cover diamond and chisel tapers)

                - use information from hammer blows and tapers to create a leaf.

 

11:00 Quick Meeting followed by Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool - no junk please)

(remember the grill is available to cook things you might bring)

 

3:30 clean and wrap up

 

ALSO: I was able to obtain more ABANA Iron in the Hat tickets as we sold out at the All State meeting.  Please note that the NYSDB gets 1/2 of the pre-sale tickets income we generate, so it's a great way to support both organizations while getting a chance to win cool tools!  Check out the prizes and details here:

<http://www.abana.org/Conferences/2014/Conference.shtml>

 

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge per our insurance.  Memberships run from July to June every year (you're probably due this month)

 

New Members and Guests are Always Welcome!

 

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

 

 

the NYSDB is what you make of it...be involved

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This coming Saturday, September 20th is our monthly meeting.  Per usual we will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates. Our goal for the coming year is the cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and assist members in creating a basic tool kit for pursuing work on their own.

 

For our meeting this Saturday

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

9am Demonstrations start followed by open forging.

Starting at 9am we will demo creating chisels and punches from coil spring as part of the basic tool kit.   A new tool will be demoed every hour until 2pm.  Basic tools include hot chisel, butcher, curved chisel, round punch, slot punch and ball punch.  Demo will include how to heat treat the tools.

Members are encouraged to bring their own coil spring or tool steel.  (1/2″-3/4″ coil spring or round tool steel like 4140), 1 section of coil will typically give about 8-10 punches.   Safely pre-burning off any paint from coil springs would be appreciated!!  Some coil springs will be available for sale. ($8 for 1/2″, $12 for 5/8-3/4″ inch)

 

11:30 Quick Meeting (discuss fall all hands) followed by Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool – no junk please)

(remember the grill is available to cook things you might bring)

 

3:30 clean and wrap up

 

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge.  Memberships run from July to June every year.  New Members and guests are always welcome!

 

FYI – There was a very nice write up in the latest SOFA Sounds Newsletter about Bob Trout’s demo last year at the Quad State Conference.  Congrats Bob!

 

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

 

the NYSDB is what you make of it…be involved

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All,

This coming Saturday, April 18th is our monthly meeting.  We will meet at our shop in the Rochester Arc and Flame building at 125 Fedex Way in Gates. Our continuing goal for  this year is to cover the fundamentals of blacksmithing and assist members in creating a basic tool kit for pursuing work on their own. 

For our meeting this Saturday

8am  Arrival, Coffee/Donuts, General kabitzing

9am Demonstration followed by open forging.  This month's demo will follow up on tools for scrolling we did last month and focus on scroll finials including fish tails, beveled, half penny, and snub ends.

11:30 Quick Meeting followed by Iron in the Hat (please bring a forged item or useful tool - no junk please)

(remember the grill is available to cook things you might bring). 

Note, this May 2nd the state will be holding elections.  Everyone is encouraged to participate and frankly the jobs aren't that tough, especially when the whole group chips in to help.  The NYSDB exists not just for members like you but because of members like you!  Experience is less important than eagerness. 

3:30 clean and wrap up

Please Note, if you are not current on your dues, you will not be able to forge.  Memberships run from July to June every year.

 

There is actually a bunch of cool stuff announced on the website over the next few weeks.  I hope you guys are looking at it!!!!

<www.nysdb.org>

 

Map:

<https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=125+Fedex+Way,+Rochester,+NY+14624+(Rochester+Arc+%26+Flame+Center)&hl=en-US&geocode=CYaP3QxdHljTFeiIkgIdrpld-yFS2c1eFcqS-g&gl=US&t=m&z=16>

the NYSDB is what you make of it...be involved

 

 

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