NRBA Fall Conference September 16 - 18, 2016 at Scott & Terry Hall's, Bozeman, Montana
Master Blacksmith from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Steve Fontanini Demonstrator.
Steve brought several different pieces that he had forged ahead, showing a broad variety of techniques and processes. He then proceeded to demonstrate to the members how to make them. Finally, members took up their hammers and went to work, forging the pieces themselves.
Three-Way Beer Opener
Isolating and drawing mass for the hook.
Bending the hook
Decorating the handle
Isolating mass for a ball end using a fuller top-tool under the power hammer
Shaping a ball end
Isolating material for a ball on the other end using a fuller with the aid of a striker, Hial Steele
Drawing out the center for the shackle arms
Forging a ball end into a disc
Punching a hole in a disc end
Bending the forged bar around into the finished shackle form
Creasing the baseplate
Forging holes in the previously-split support arm with a slot punch
Forging and scalloping the candle cups
Wall-Mounted Plant Hanger
Twisting an isolated square end 90 degrees to forge a penny scroll
Ready to forge the square end to round
Finishing the penny scroll
Forging out another finial element using a set hammer with the aid of a striker---our host, Scott Hall
Beveling one edge of the chisel-split bottom of the backplate
Members forging Fontanini's designs for themselves
Past president, Dan'l Moore
Past presidents, Jim Bolinger and Morris Hallowell; demonstrator, Steve Fontanini.
NRBA Board: Scott Hall, Andy Olds [and son], Frank Annighofer, Hial Steele, and Russ Evertz
Visit Steve Fontanini's website: http://fontaniniblacksmith.com/
Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association. Andy Olds, Secretary, PO Box 312, Livingston, MT 59047 406 224-5286 email@example.com
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