Leaf (iron__monger) wrote in volundsforge,

Any blacksmiths in the NW area?

Anyone serious about blacksmithing located in or around Washington simply MUST attend this conference next weekend. Many of the areas most skilled craftsman will be there for you to learn from. To be a guest I think you have to have a paid member "sponsor" you, but they were very laid back about it at the last one I attended. There is also free tent camping, with shower facilities or $15 for RV hook ups.

Fall NWBA Conference
October 14 - 15- 16 2005
Skagit County Fairgrounds Mt. Vernon WA

Our Guest Demonstrator is John Adolph, from Maple Ridge B.C. Canada. He will be demonstrating his unique Flame Bending techniques using an oxy-propane torch with an air water mist. He will demonstrate his Hand Hammer techniques and make Timber tongs, rings and links, hooks and shackles, marlin spikes and boom dogs. He will also hot punch hammer eyes. He will give a metalurgy and welding lecture featuring slides and transparancies. He has alot of knowledge, so bring your notebooks.

We are also pleased to have Steve Lopes and his crew as our Local Demonstrator. Steve is from Port Townsend WA. He will demonstrate various types of light fixtures and discuss the U.L. listing. He will demonstrate pnematic repousse involving large scale copper panels.

We are pleased to have Matt Sabo, Bill Apple, and Lauren Osmolski as our classroom workshop teachers. Look for sign up sheets at registration. The classes are by lottery, make sure your name is in it.

As a bonus we are very excited to have Jerry Henderson and Louie Raffloer again volunteering run their repoussee workshops. These will be open and ongoing thruout the weekend so make sure you check it out.

member $ 60.00
guest $ 20.00

Safety Glasses are required at all Demos, Classes, Workshops, and Midnight Madness

Space will be provided in a heated building for all Gallery items. The Gallery was a little lacking at the last conference. Great stuff but not enough. Let’s see what you got, finished or not.

Remember your Auction Item.
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