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Forging contest

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.

inlay
The Winner was Jonathan Nedbor


Spring 2014 Forging Project The project for the spring is a forged bell

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.

Double caliper

Winged caliper


The Fall 2012 Forging Project was a miniature forged anvil.

anvil
The Winner was Lee Harvey


Spring 2012 Forging Project The item for the Spring was a forged drawer or cabinet Knob or Pull.

Drawer pull

Winning pull by
Phil Clark


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.

hardy

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

wheat


The forging contest for the Fall 10 meet
was a Wall paper clip
or clipboard clip

The winner was Carl Davison

paperclip


The forging contest for the Spring 10 meet
was a Picture frame

The winners were Ralph Lapidus and Alan Horowitz

picture frame


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

twist


The forging contest for the Spring 09 meet
was a nut cracker

The winner was Jonathan Nedbor

nutcracker


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

business card holder


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

candleholder

dinnerware


The forging contest for the Spring 07 meet
was a napkin holder.
The contest was won by Frank Shaw

napkin holder


The forging contest for the Fall 06 meet
was a set of 4 napkin rings.
The contest was won by Rich Wansor

napkin ring


The forging contest for the Spring 06 meet
was a forged cooking spatula.
This was won by Tom Ryan
Spatula


The Forging contest item for the Fall 05 meet was a forged set of bookends and the winner was Jim Moran
Bookends


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.

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.

Butterfly Hinge


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

Forged Vessel

Forged Vessel Open


The item forged for the Spring 2003 meet was a hammer. Congratulations to Eric Pateo for his winning entry
Winning Hammer



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