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.

 

Meet at Arrowsmith Forge

NEB member Fletcher Coddington is hosting a meet at his shop at 3788 Rte. 44, Millbrook, NY 12545 on November 12 a 9:30 start.
He plans to demonstrate accurately drilling holes
and gas welding cast iron and bronze
His website is at http://www.arrowsmithforge.com/


NBA Fall MEET 2016,
John Rais

NBA Fall Meet 2016

John Rais, currently from Philadelphia, was our demonstrator for the weekend. John forges functional and sculptural work in steel, stainless, bronze and other metals. John earned his BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and then was the Resident Blacksmith at Peters' Valley for three years ending in 2001. His work is contemporary in style and he has a distinct design sense. He produces architectural work such as railings and gates (including a major commission for Yale University), as well as furniture, vessels and functional items. For more info: www.johnraisstudio.com

John demoed various techniques used to forge silicon bronze and two different alloys of stainless steel. He performed some controlled forging processes such as bar swaging, plate forging, showed jigs andtheir use and die forging to create a finished piece combining the elements he has created.

Design was discussed as it relates to technique and technique as it relates to design. Silicon bronze and stainless steel work very well together. Both metals are very ductile, form well in jigs and are relatively corrosion resistant. Stainless steel being stronger than mild steel allows designs using more dramatic changes in thickness and pronounced material isolations.



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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