The Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association
Is a non-profit organization of amateur and professional artists and blacksmiths.
Our purposes are to educate, share knowledge, and to present the art of
blacksmithing to the public.

UMBA is an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America.
                               Newcomers are welcome to attend UMBA events
This website will be phasing out by June...

    Contact Jim Ribordy to schedule an event.



We welcome one and all.

If you would like to join UMBA

click on the Join Us Link above

Newcomers are welcome to attend UMBA events


The Web Editor Says :

We are Currently building a new website.  We are in the beta testing phase now, once it is up and fully operational and to our board members liking, we will push out a link to everyone. We will try too save all the photos from here but in the event that it isn't possible or we lose some please re-post them on the new site.

Update :

The new website is up, We are still customizing it, but here is the link


UMBA President's Message


We have new officers . Brain Cheshier has resigned from the board 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





quad cities.

Started by Robby Senkbeil. Last reply by Bob Tuftee on Monday. 1 Reply


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steel scraps

Posted by Richard Dunkel on October 14, 2014 at 8:06am 0 Comments

also  being in the scrap business we have lots of used plate and structural material


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