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.
Just want to let all of my old (and new) blacksmithing friends know that I will be having a large moving sale the week after the Haverhill event. It looks like I have a solid buy for my property in Merrimac, WI and it is time for me to liquidate. I just completed a micro-website detailing the sale. Check it out at www.badgervillage.com. I will be adding to the list and set of photo's as I prepare for the sale event.
I had a lot of requests for information about the welding flux I used at the Scott County demo. So, here's what I used:
Make sure you get real iron oxide, not a synthetic pigment. I bought mine on Amazon.
The boric acid is "roach powder" and readily available
The anhydrous borax…Continue
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UMBA Spring Conference
May 17-18 - Matthew Edel Museum - Haverhill, Iowa
Bob Tuftee – Demonstrator
Bob has been blacksmithing approximately 30 years and does most of his work in a coal forge. He retired in June of 2012 after 45 years in skilled trades as a millwright and certified welder. The projects he has planned include ironware for “period” re-enactors and buckskinners and several different types of decorative twisted handles. Bob’s demo
will include forge welding and explaining the tooling used for making some of the parts for the twisted handles. Over the years Bob has taken advanced classes from Bob Patrick, Tal Harris, and Jerry Darnell. He has been teaching blacksmithing classes at Shake Rag Alley for the past four years.
Haverhill is located approximately 7 miles South of Marshalltown on Highway 14 then West on a county highway. Follow the signs.
Motels are located in Marshalltown
Super 8 641-753-3333
Hampton Inn 641-753-3795
Economy Inn 641-752-5485
Baymont Inn 641-752-4844
Free camping available at conference site
Conference fees: $20 Saturday only
$10 Sunday only
$25 Both days
Meals: Saturday lunch is on your own. There is a restaurant just up the block if desired.
Saturday dinner will be a chili feed available for a small fee
Trade Item – A tool used in a blacksmith shop
SAFETY GLASSES ARE REQUIRED
Free feed and open shop Friday evening at the home of Steve and Denise White approx 25 miles south.
For conference info call Steve White 641-521-7172
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