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Blacksmiths in Africa
Antebellum Iron Works
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Iron and Steel
Forging Non-Ferrous Metals
All About Nails
1982 ABANA Conference
Organized in 1978, the
Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths,
bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky.
We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.
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A retrospective of the 1982
ABANA Conference held at Cedar Lakes Park, Ripley, WV. The Appalachian
Blacksmiths Association was the host chapter.
-- PDF downloads
1-ABANA president's message, editorial commentary,
introduction and committee members; 908kb
5-Photos from Ed and Linda Stutler's
album; 146 kb
early history of the ABA with articles on how the ABA came to be the
Host Chapter for the 1982 Conference (html)
Write the ABA at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you attended the 1982 Conference. Photos and memories are welcome!