NRBA Conference Fall 2010, at Jim Bolinger's St. Mary's Forge, Stevensville, Montana, September 17 - 19.
Our host, Jim Bolinger making last-minute preparations.
Gerome Weinand recycling --- preparing to reforge bronze scrap into a mokume damascus billet.
Steel ladder-damascus billet forged by Gerome Weinand.
Ed Auger forging a horsehead from the end of a horseshoe. A punch, forged for making the horse's eye.
Twising a grooved section of 1-inch square bar.
Straightening the twist, using wood blocks, to avoid damaging the ridges of the twist..
Ben Lund preparing to make a precision punchmark.
Rob Detlaff forging a punch.
Frank and Daria, double-striking---using Rob's new punch to drive a hole through the 1-inch bar, below.
Jim Bolinger forging a rectangular tenon onto the end of one of the bars.
Our newest member, Daria.
John Cook demonstrating his finesse with a hand drill.
Reviewing the club's specialist Library.
Steak-Turner handle forged by Ed Auger.
Trivet by Steve Herndon.
Custom knives by Gerome Weinand.
Mystery intersecting rivet-tenons on a firewood rack by Scott Roberts
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