Fall 2016 John Rais

Spring 2016 - Carl Close

Fall 2015 Robert Trout

Spring 2015 - Seth Gould

Fall 2014 Stephen Mankowski

Spring 2014 - Kevin Cashen

Fall 2013 Jeffery Funk

Spring 2013 - Frank Turley

Fall 2012 James Austin

Spring 2012 - Kim Thomas

Fall 2011 - Fred Crist

Spring 2011 - James Hoffman

Fall 2010 - Brian Brazeal

Spring 2010 - Lucian Avery

Winter Meet at Jonathan Nedbors Shop

Fall 2009 - Arie Haksteen

Spring 2009 - Bob Patrick

Fall 2008 - Atlantic Coast Blacksmiths Conference

Spring 2008 - Joe Szilaski

Fall 2007 - Ralph Sproul

Spring 2007 - Keith Toms

Fall 2006 - Dick Sargent

Spring 2006 - Valentin Yatkov

Fall 2005 - Andy Dohner

Spring 2005 - Susan Madasci

Fall 2004 - Walt Scadden

Spring 2004 - Michael McCarthy

Fall 2003 - James Viste

Spring 2003 - Elizabeth Brim

Fall 2002 - Tal Harris

Spring 2002 - Alice James/
Japeth Howard

Fall 2001 - Randy McDaniel

Spring 2001 - Bobby Hansson

Fall 2000 - John Rais

Spring 2000 - Lory Wedlow

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Meets start on Friday at dinner, with occasional field trips held before hand in the afternoon, and run till Sunday lunch. Friday night the demonstrator usually hosts a slide presentation of their work, on Saturday and Sunday mornings are the demonstrations. Reservations may be made for all or part of the weekend. Meals are included in the cost and served buffet style in the dining hall (vegetarian alternative available). The sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style. Some other sleeping arrangements are available.


NBA SPRING MEET 2017, April 28, 29, 30
Bob Compton

I am pleased to announce that we have Bob Compton as our demonstrator for the Spring meet, April 28, 29, 30 . Bob began smithing in 1983 with a class at Frank Turley's followed by working in several shops around New England. His own shop is in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts where he produces architectural ironwork such as railings, fire screens, lighting as well as hardware. He recently completed a large railing with Ralph Sproul, who has also demonstrated here at Ashokan. Bob describes his own work as "unique contemporary designs that express the plastic nature of hot forged steel."

Bob's demo for Saturday will be a series of small forging vignettes that demonstrate advanced forging practice. Topics to include the pyriform scroll (pear shaped), hot chasing and surface manipulation, leaf work, fold forming, hexagonal forging, traditional mechanical joinery. The tooling and theory involved in these various techniques will be discussed throughout the demo.

Sunday's demo will focus on railings. Bob will discuss and demonstrate various principles, techniques and jigs he has "developed, stolen, refined and otherwise learned over the years that aid in gathering the critical information needed for making a railing from a site survey." Then, using the site info, he will show how to recreate and model the railing in the workshop.

This sounds like an extremely informative, practical and wide ranging demo. Bob demonstrated for us many years ago and he was able to present a clear and stimulating demo. Don't miss this chance to learn from Bob's many years of experience.

As always, everyone, of all skill levels, is encouraged to bring a few pieces of their recent work. Please don't be shy about showing what you have been up to, we all learn from each other. Don't forget to make a piece for the Forging Contest and of course, bring lots of great, useful, mystery items or otherwise, for our fun and fundraising Iron-in-the-Hat lottery.

Spring is just around the corner, see you at Ashokan!

On the internet: Bob Compton www.risingsunforge.com


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Past Events

Click on the picture or the event name
below for more pictures and
information on that event!



Carl Close
Spring 2016 - Carl Close



Fall 2016 - John Rais


Spring 2015 - Seth Gould



Fall 2015 - Robert Trout


Spring 2014 - Kevin Cashen



Fall 2014 - Stephen Mankowski


Spring 2013 - Frank Turley



Fall 2013 - Jeffery Funk


Spring 2012 - Kim Thomas



Fall 2012 - James Austin


Spring 2011 - James Hoffman



Fall 2011 - Fred Crist


Spring 2010 - Lucian Avery



Fall 2010 - Brian Brazeal



Winter 2010 Meet at Jonathan Nedbors



Spring 2009 - Bob Patrick



Fall 2009 - Arie Haksteen



Spring 2008 - Joe Szilaski



Fall 2008 -
Atlantic Coast Blacksmith Conference



Spring 2007 - Keith Toms



Fall 2007 - Ralph Sproul



Spring 2006 - Valentin Yatkov



Fall 2006 - Dick Sargent



Spring 2005 - Susan Madacsi



Fall 2005 - Andy Dohner



Spring 2004 - Michael McCarthy



Fall 2004 - Walt Scadden



Spring 2003 - Elizabeth Brim



Fall 2003 - James Viste



Spring 2002 - Alice James and Japeth Howard



Fall 2002 - Tal Harris



Spring 2001 - Bobby Hansson



Fall 2001 - Randy McDaniel



Spring 2000 - Lory Wedlow



Fall 2000 - John Rais


If you have pictures of any of these events you would like to contribute, please contact, Larry Brown
the webmaster.


For information on up coming events Contact:
President:
Jonathan Nedbor
496 Tow Path
High Falls, NY 12440
Phone:(845) 687-7130
jonned@hvc.rr.com


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