NRBA Spring Conference 2016 - At Stratis and Cameo Sylvyn's, Artistic Stone Metal Timber, in Laurel, Montana    http://artisticstonemt.com/


Led by Dave Osmundsen of Arrowhead Forge, our team of certified instructors demonstrated several sections of the Level 1 program. Then, at eight forging stations, members performed the operations, hands-on, themselves.

 

Dave demonstrating a faggot weld on the folded-over end of a bar to gain mass:

 

Dave demonstrating forge-welding two scarfed bars together---the process for connecting tong reins to the working parts:

 

And, member Dyllon Robertus performing the operation:

 

 

 

Joel demonstrating tongmaking, step 1:

The nine steps:

 

Member forging his own tongs:

 

Joel helping a member making his tongs:

 

Frank Donohue forging his tongs:

 

Steve forging his tongs:

 

Nathan Kimpell demonstrating forging bolt tongs:

 

 

Joel helping a member forging his punch:

 

 

 

 

 

Russ, punching the rivet hole in a tong:

 

And, setting the rivet:

 

Andy Olds fastening a rivet:

 

 

Russ helping a future blacksmith make a twist:

 

Jem Blueher's high tech ratcheting coal-forge blower:

 

 

The storm approaches:

And hail, pounding the tent:

 

Our host, Stratis Sylvyn, introducing his son to blacksmithing:

 

Russell auctioneering:

 

 

 

Gallery

Granite-topped table by our host, Stratis Sylvyn

 

A section from fifty feet of railing by our president, Frank Annighofer


Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association.   Jem Blueher, Secretary. PO Box 205, Livingston, MT 59047   406 223-3061   jem@anvilwagonworks.com

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