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The 8th Annual Combo, Bryan Texas February 17 2018

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The 8th annual combo demo is coming up, and awfully quick! If you can make it try to, this will be my 4th year and each year is different and better. I will be demonstrating that day in the morning, sometime around 9:30 along with member "BountyForge" from here, and then I may also be demoing in the evening under the public demo tent, come say hi! If you get the chance, this is an event you wont want to miss!

here is the information from the website. There will be more demonstrators than listed, that list isnt the complete uddated list.

The 8th Annual Combo-Demo: Blacksmithing Demonstration & Metal Arts Exhibition


When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 AM - 5 PM
Where: Steephollow Forgeworks
      The Event is FREE to all attendees but book your classes before they fill up!
The 8th annual Combo-Demo will be February 17, 2018 at Steephollow Forgeworks in Bryan, Texas. This celebration of Blacksmithing…….a combined meeting of all the clubs in Texas and Louisiana, will feature “up and comers” and old reliable smiths.  This one-day event free-of-charge will also include an iron smelt, tailgating, vendors, live music, food, art displays, live and silent auctions. Come early or stay late. Artists are welcome to display, sell, or promote their work. The public is invited to come see what Blacksmithing is all about. Blacksmithing is not dead it’s ALIVE at Steephollow Forgeworks February 17, 2018
     An iron smelt led by Richard DelaHoussaye from Louisiana will begin on Friday with the construction of the furnace. The smelt will be scheduled to be finished by 4pm Saturday. If you would like to be involved, just let us know.
     Vendors like James Johnson with 
Anyang Hammers will have one of his hammers available for a test drive (he is also a Chili Forge dealer) and Richard Epting- knife maker. Eptingknives.com.  Also, www.texasfarriersupply.com
There will be a large amount of used blacksmithing equipment available by dealers from Austin and Kansas. There will be dozens anvils and vices, hundreds of tongs and hardy tools, and several mechanical hammers. Forges and blowers, swage blocks and hammers. 
All-Day Demonstrations
  • Kelly Kring and John Haskins, Brookhaven College, Dallas, 18th century meat roaster and bowl ring
  • EvanWilson, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Community First Village, Austin, Bottero style life form figure.                                                                                                                 
  • Richard DelaHoussaye- Iron Smelt- Louisiana Metalsmiths Asso. Carencro, La.

Artist Gallery

Metals artists are welcome to participate by bringing their artwork for exhibition!  

Competition Item:
This year’s competition item is a "Champagne Cork ". Champagne corks have a distinctive shape. The cork can be any size.  Start now and create your masterpiece! Enter it before noon February 17th at Steephollow Forgeworks. This friendly competition is always incredible for its varied entries. The winner will be crowned “The Best of the Best (for one year)."
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