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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.  

To join the ABA, click on 
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Saturday 

FEB 6, 2010

Annual Meeting and Hammer-In at Fairmont, WV

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM--RESET FOR MAY 1 AT SPRING CONFERENCE

Annual Business Meeting and election of officers begins at 9:00 am.  
Hammer-In follows and lasts until 4:00 pm.
Iron-in-the-hat. Bring safety glasses.  Lunch provided--for a small donation.
Bring something for iron-in-the hat.

Must be a member or join at the beginning of the meeting. Contact anvilwork@aol.com for information and directions.

Saturday

April 17, 2010

Joint ABA/PAABA Hammer-In at Rice's Landing, PA (near Waynesburg).  
Join us for a day-long hammer-in, auction, and get-together at Young's Foundry. Demo's by ABA/PAABA's talented members.
Auction of member-donated ironwork. Iron in the hat. Visitors welcome.

DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC BY: 
Boyd Holtan, Joe Harris, Brian Riley & Bill Fugate

See Video of 2009 Hammer-In


Directions: Exit I-79 at  Waynesburg, PA; take Rt. 21 to Waynesburg; then turn right on Rt. 188; Go thru intersection at Dry Tavern (Jct. of Rt. 88); Follow Rice's Landing Road; turn right through RR underpass and turn right again, and then on to Water St.  to Young's Machine Shop--up the street from park and boat ramp..  Look for anvil signs along the way. 
Google MAP  Enter: Young's Foundry, Rice's Landing, PA

Weekend

MAY 1-2, 2010

Annual Spring Conference at Cedar Lakes Park (near Ripley, WV)

Demonstration: Eugene Ratliff
Oak Hill, WV blacksmith Eugene Ratliff is a multi-talented blacksmith.  He was the restoration blacksmith
for the Philippi Covered Bridge.  Lately, he has organized the New River Forge Council for blacksmiths in southern WV and SW Virginia.

Eugene will forge an axe head and several different shop tools. He will teach forge welding techniques and tempering of tools.

Annual Business Meeting will be held May 1

Demo’s: Saturday, May 1  — 9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm
Sunday, May 2  — 9am-Noon
Plus: Iron-in-the-hat and Auction of donated ironwork (during the noonday break on Saturday or after the demo)
Bring your tools and safety glasses. We’ll fire up the forges on Friday and Saturday nights.  Tailgaters Welcome.  
FEE:  $15.00 or donate
hand-forged work piece to the auction.  

Saturday

Hammer-In --

Members Hammer In at

See newsletter for directions and details.

Must be a member or join at the beginning of the meeting. Contact anvilwork@aol.com for information and directions.

Saturday

 

Hammer-In --

Members Hammer In at

See newsletter for directions and details.

Must be a member or join at the beginning of the meeting. Contact anvilwork@aol.com for information and directions.

   
Saturday

July 10, 2010

Hammer-In at Arthurdale, WV

76th  Annual New Deal Day Festival. Activities begin at 10:00 am. Music, food, tours of historic Arthurdale.  
Blacksmiths can work from 10 am-5 pm in the restored historical forge. (Lunch provided for blacksmiths.) 

Auction of donated ironwork. Please bring a workpiece or two for the auction which is planned for 5 pm.

If you have portable forge equipment, please bring it along and set up near blacksmith shop. 
Blacksmiths can sell their work directly to the public.  Contact Arthurdale to arrange set up or if you need a table to display work.

Contact Roger Greaser at (304) 329-0974. OR:  On the web:  www.arthurdaleheritage.org for maps and history.  

From Sabraton exit of I-68--Take WV Route 7 East to Reedsville, and then WV Route 92 South to Arthurdale. 20 minutes east of Morgantown, WV.  
 

August 28, 2010

Saturday

Date changed from Sunday, the 29th

ABA Family Picnic at Cedar Lakes Park (near Ripley, WV)

Covered Dish Dinner

Check back here for details in early August.  Details will be in newsletter.

Must be a member or join at the beginning of the meeting.
 

Weekend


October 9-10, 2010

Annual Fall Conference at Cedar Lakes Park (near Ripley, WV)

Demonstration: Ted Banning

Ted is an armourer and blacksmith as well as an inventor of tools and equipment.  Don't miss his entertaining program

Featuring:  Whitesmithing (cold work) and Damascus knives.

Ted will have some of his power hammers and presses on display

Demo’s: Saturday, Oct. 9  — 9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm
Sunday, Oct. 10 — 9am-Noon

Plus: Iron-in-the-hat and Auction of donated ironwork and power hammer raffle.
Bring your tools, ear protection and safety glasses. We’ll fire up the forges on Friday and Saturday nights. Tailgaters welcome.

FEE:  $15.00 or donate hand-forged work piece to the auction.

POWER HAMMER RAFFLE, OCTOBER 9TH; APPROX 4 PM

 October 30, 2010

Hammer-In -- Members Hammer In at Falcon Forge, Elkview, WV

See newsletter for directions and details.  Theme--"CRITTERS" yard art/whimsey

Must be a member or join at the beginning of the meeting. Contact anvilwork@aol.com for information and directions.

 

Need more information?  See also our web page places we go.  You may also E-mail anvilwork@aol.com  

But the best way to learn more is to join the ABA and have the newsletter delivered to your door.

For complete lodging and directions information for Cedar Lakes Park:

Visit our Cedar Lakes page

 


 

 

 


 

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