April 17-19, 2020: Spring Hammer-In at the Ashokan Center featuring Terry Sheridan as guest demonstrator. Terry’s plan for the weekend demo is to forge several traditional tools from wrought iron with carbon steel edges, such as a small axe, chisel, spoon auger. There will also be a demonstration of a set of box joint pliers and a set of forged joint dividers. And, if time permits, a demo of techniques used for forging sockets and other internal shapes Expect a fact filled demo that will send you home with notes filled with simple approaches to forging traditional items, practical solutions, tooling ideas and inspiration. View pricing and registration options here.
2020 ABANA Conference
NBA President’s Message Spring 2020 Time to make your plans for attending the ABANA Conference, June 3 – 6, at the Washington County Fairgrounds, near Saratoga Springs NY. This is a rare opportunity to attend an ABANA conference in our area. I encourage everyone in our group to attend this dynamic 4 day event. For more info: www.abana.org We will need volunteers to work our NBA table at the ABANA conference. Tasks will include: sales of NBA shirts, hats, mugs, videos, and encouraging new members. Our Volunteer Coordinator is John Arrighi: email@example.com Dana Flanders is the ABANA conference volunteer coordinator. Volunteer shifts are only 4 hours. You can commit to more than 1 task and shift, if you’d like. Volunteers receive a limited edition 2020 ABANA Conference Volunteer T-Shirt. Please consider volunteering for at least one of the following tasks: 1 - Golf cart drivers: shuttling people and equipment around the fairgrounds (some riders may be mobility challenged). Shifts open for morning, day and evening. 2 - Parking lot stewards: ensuring that the parking area is safely and efficiently utilized. Shifts needed are mainly mornings. 3 - Demonstrator assistance: general support at each of the demos. Shifts needed are mornings and afternoons. Exciting opportunity to be up close for the demo!! 4 - Youth education: working with young students. Shifts needed are mornings and afternoons. This area needs the most volunteers. A chance to give an eager student a good start on the path. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Dana and include your name, phone number and email address. firstname.lastname@example.org There will be more conference news announced at our Hammer-In. So, see you all April 17. Bring your Forging Contest entries, some of your latest work to display and lots of items for our Iron-In-The-Hat fun and fund raising lottery. Thanks and see you in the spring! Jonathan Nedbor