At each meet we have a forging contest, members make an item to the required specifications and the voting is right after lunch and "The iron in the hat" on Saturday. Attendees vote by putting tickets in a cup adjacent to the items and the one with most tickets wins!
Pictures start in the Spring of 2003
Spring Forging Project
The project for the Spring meet is a forged garden tool!
The Fall 2015 Forging Project
was a forged item that has different metal inlaid as part of the design.
The Winner was Jonathan Nedbor
Spring 2014 Forging Project
The project for the spring is a forged bell
Forging project Winner
By Lee Harvey
The Fall 2013 Forging Project
A forged set of three or more letters or numbers. Use only traditional methods.
Font of your choice or design, 3 to 6 inches.
No picture submitted
The Spring 2013 Forging Project was a forged measurement or layout tool
Co Winners Jonathan Nedbor top and Tim Miller bottom.
The Fall 2012 Forging Project
was a miniature forged anvil.
The Winner was Lee Harvey
Spring 2012 Forging Project
The item for the Spring was a forged drawer or cabinet Knob or Pull.
Winning pull by
The forging contest for the Fall 11 meet
was a forged anvil hardy tool used to form or bend. It could be a swage, fuller, forming stake or bending hardy tool.
Winning tool by Craig Siegel
Pattern welded chainsaw with a 5160 forge welded top—heat treated & tempered
The forging contest for the Spring 11 meet
was a natural form
Selected project was made by Jonathan Nedbor
The forging contest for the Fall 10 meet
was a Wall paper clip
or clipboard clip
The winner was Carl Davison
The forging contest for the Spring 10 meet
was a Picture frame
The winners were Ralph Lapidus and Alan Horowitz
The item for the Fall 2009 Meet was a decorative twist using a length of ˝" square mild steel. The twist must be a minimum of 2" long. A description of how the twist was made or showing the steps and any specialized tooling was also needed. The Winner was Carl Davison
The forging contest for the Spring 09 meet
was a nut cracker
The winner was Jonathan Nedbor
There was no forging contest for the ACBC held in the Fall of 2008
The forging contest for the Spring 08 meet
was a Business card holder.
The winner was Dave Caccamo
The forging contest for the Fall 07 meet was,
an item of your choice made from a
5" long piece of 1/2" square mild steel bar. There were dual contest winners with a candle holder by Frank Shaw and dinner ware by James Garvey
The forging contest for the Spring 07 meet
was a napkin holder.
The contest was won by Frank Shaw
The forging contest for the Fall 06 meet
was a set of 4 napkin rings.
The contest was won by Rich Wansor
The forging contest for the Spring 06 meet
was a forged cooking spatula.
This was won by Tom Ryan
The Forging contest item for the Fall 05 meet was a forged set of bookends and the winner was Jim Moran
The forging contest for the Spring Meet 2005 was a fruit or vegetable.
The winner of the contest was Bob Dederick with a bunch of bananas.
The forging contest for the Fall Meet 2004 was a forged caliper.
The winner was Johnathan Nedbor, No picture available
The forging contest for the Spring Meet 2004 was a hinge suitable for a cabinet or light door.
The winner of the Spring 2004 Forging Contest was Bob Dederick with a pair of butterfly hinges.
The item to be forged for the Fall Meet was a forged container. The container must have a lid of some kind. The size was to be no larger than a shoebox but be able to accomodate at least a one cup bag of sand.
The Winner of the Fall 2003 Forging Contest was Larry Brown
The item forged for the Spring 2003 meet was a hammer. Congratulations to Eric Pateo for his winning entry
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