NRBA Blacksmith News

We publish a newsletter three times a year, an annual Project Guide and an annual Resource Guide.

The Newsletter covers events of interest, club business, provides shop tips and accepts advertising,

The Project Guide provides step-by-step instructions for various projects, written and illustrated by notable blacksmiths from around the USA.

The Resource Guide lists our library books and videos, the membership, other ABANA affiliate organizations as well as sources of tools and supplies.


New Group Email

Editor Betty Ellis has just set up an NRBA Group E-mail so that we can keep in touch between newsletters. If you have information that you believe should go to everyone in a group email, please email her ( and she'll run it by our Board. You can also call her at 406-431-8227.

If you respond to an NRBA Group Email, please just "reply to sender" instead of "reply to all."

Sale/Trade/Announcements. If you have items for sell or trade, or announcements that you want included in the NRBA Spring 2015 newsletter, please e-mail  (  The deadline is Friday March 27, 2015.  To make sure she gives these emails priority, please include "NRBA" in the subject line. (Thank you). If you have questions, please call Betty at 406-431-8227.

Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths Annual Forge-In March 27-29 at: Duane Bomar, Bomar Blacksmith; 849 Leopard St., Sheridan, WY 82801.This is a great hands-on opportunity for instruction on making tongs and getting to know members of the Wyoming Artist Blacksmiths. For $80, you will take home what you build.  If you would rather just watch, the cost is $30 per person or $15/ per day.   If you have questions, please contact Duane at 307-672-0959. Please click here for more information and the registration form. Please register asap so Duane can get a head count. Thanks.


Newsletter Editor: Betty Ellis, 2 Silvertip Place, Clancy, MT 59634   406 431-8227

Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association.   Betty Ellis, Secretary, 2 Silvertip Place, Clancy, MT 59634    406 443-4712

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