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All Hammer-Ins are now posted under the tab of Education. If you have a get together (Hammer-In) and would like to have it posted please contact either myself or Smoky Rick Crawford.
Thought you guys might like to see my first blacksmithing video. The link to the youtube page is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GE4K6FBvU4
Hope you enjoy it. I know it needs work, but this is the first. Hope to get better with constructive criticism.
Spent the afternoon at Dave & Babe's yesterday. the Brandons are great people and wonderful hosts. They always open their home and hearts for all to enjoy.
Thanks so much. Had a great time with good folks.
I'm just recouping from a wonderful weekend full of the sounds of hammers on anvils. power-hammers and forges. It started Saturday morning at Rick Medd's, along with his lovely wife, Michelle, hosting his annual get-together. Rick is a life-long farrier, now also an experienced and skilled blacksmith. He has been hosting this event for many years for his fellow farriers. For the last 4 years, blacksmiths, have been invited and accepted as fellow craftsmen. We are now comprising close to…Continue
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21st Annual Hammer-in
Pioneer Village, Scott County Park (long grove, ia)
Saturday, March 22 2014 from 9:00 to 5:00
Sunday, March 23 2014 from 9:00 to Noon
Saturday $15.00 Sunday $5.00
The demonstrator this year will be Paul Novoroisky from Eiburn, IL. Paul started out blacksmithing about 9 years ago with the intent to make a few woodworking tools and discovered that he needed a lot more practice if he was going to make anything useful. He now blacksmiths at Lisle Station Museum shop where he does demo for the public plus teaches blacksmith classes too. As he stated “Blacksmithing is now my passion”
He will be demonstrating traditional methods, tooling and principles. I've always enjoyed working with good hands tools, and nothing is more satisfying than making that hand tool and h then using it to make something else.
On Saturday, a potluck will be held at high noon in the heated saloon, please bring a dish to pass around. Silverware, cups, and plates will be provided, along with soft drinks and coffee. For the demonstration if you want a chair, please bring your own. We will have an auction of donated items. If you have anything you can donate to the auction, it would be greatly appreciated! Money raised will be used for the Blacksmith Shop and to support the Hammer-In.
Tailgaters are welcome! Safety Glasses are Required in the demonstration area. Show and Tell tables will also be set up.
Quality Inn, Eldridge IA 563- 285- 4600 Exel Inn, Davenport 563- 386- 6350
Heartland Inn, Davenport 563- 386- 8336 Camping is available in the Park
Days Inn North, Davenport 563 -388- 999 (but not in Pioneer Village] for a fee, Contact Bob
For more information
Questions???? Please Contact:
Dennis Anderson: (563) 391-1985
Robert Tuftee: (563) 332-4800
Directions: Take Interstate 80 to US 61 North. Get off US 61 at exit 129, Long Grove/Parkview, and right (east). After 3/4 mile, turn left (north) onto Scott Park Road. Head north on Scott Park Road for approx. 2.5 miles. Turn right (east) and you’re there. Follow the signs to Walnut Grove Pioneer Village. The address for GPS or Garmin is 18817 290th St. Long Grove, IA 52756
We have new officers . Brain Cheshier has resigned from the broad and being Pres .I want to thank Brain for all his work and the improvements he has made during his term .Velinda has resigned as editor she did a great job for many years. I thank her for all her work. Velindas passion for doing a great job was frustrated by the lack of help by the membership. Stan Brandon is the editor. WE all need to feed him pictures and information about your projects. This could be about be a class you attended ,a project you are doing, a story broad on a leaf or a new twist you saw or developed. Velinda made our newsletter great lets all help Stan keep a great newsletter going.
We will have four news nazis Their job is to help and encourage you to be active getting information to the newsletter. The way the boys will encourage you is at their discretion.
Happy Hammering Jim