Saturday July 27th: You are invited to a Hammer-In/Barbecue fundraiser to benefit the family of our good friend and fellow blacksmith Greg Phillips who recently passed away. Fletcher and Debra Coddington have graciously offered to host the event at their shop, Arrowsmith Forge, in Millbrook, NY. For many years Greg and his family opened their home to us and hosted hammer-ins. They were always generous and welcoming. Let's return their generosity and show our kinship. This is a social event as well as a blacksmihting event so everyone is welcome. Please bring as many family and friends as you like. Find details and registration information for this event HERE.
September 20-22, 2019: Fall Hammer-In at the Ashokan Center featuring Doug Wilson as demonstrator in a dual meet with the New England Bladesmith Guild. The title for Douglas’ weekend demo is: Contemporary Design Rooted in Traditional Forging Processes The demo will include a segment on forge-welding which he calls: 'No Myth, No Mystery': Presenting a variety of forge-welding setups & scarfing for a variety of welds. Doug’s demo: “We will explore design concepts which utilize traditional forging and joinery processes in contemporary ways via drawing. I will forge simple straightforward elements from flat, round, and square bar stock. These elements will then be joined together using traditional processes: rivets, tenons, forge welding, and collaring. Douglas was our demonstrator many years ago. It was an interesting and memorable demo. Don’t miss this chance to be inspired by Doug’s thoughtful and intuitive approach to forged ironwork. For more on Douglas and his work: www.wilsonforge.com View pricing and registration options here.