1982 ABANA Conference


Appalachian Blacksmiths Association



Front Page
Blacksmith History, Part 1
Blacksmith History--Part 2
Blacksmith History--Part 3
Blacksmith in the Oil Patch
Blacksmiths in  Africa
Antebellum Iron Works
Lewis & Clark's Blacksmiths
James Rumsey--Inventor
Advice for Beginners
Blacksmith Schools
Farrier Schools
Boy Scout Program
Village Blacksmith
Techniques / Projects
Iron and Steel
Forging Non-Ferrous Metals
Copper Repousse
All About Nails
Genealogy Tips
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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Appalachian Blacksmiths Association


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Download files are in PDF format


A retrospective of the 1982 ABANA Conference held at Cedar Lakes Park, Ripley, WV.  The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association was the host chapter.

14 page RETROSPECTIVE -- PDF downloads


part 1-ABANA president's message, editorial commentary, introduction and committee members; 908kb

part 2-Demonstrators and recollections; 704kb

part 3-Newsletter/newspaper articles; 205kb

part 4-Cedar Lakes memories; 545kb

part 5-Photos from Ed and Linda Stutler's album; 146 kb

part 6-Demonstrators and recollections; 175kb

"Rekindling the Fires", 
An 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 anvilwork@aol.com if you attended the 1982 Conference.  Photos and memories are welcome!


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