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Oct. 2013 SWABA Meeting
The October meeting was held at the Bernilillo County 4H center in Albuquerque with Jake Ingram demonstrating. Jake said he has been working with Helmut Hillenkamp lately when he is able to make to Helmut’s shop. Helmut had given him the invitation when we had the summer celebration weekend meeting at his shop. He started off forging small bottles from black pipe. His next demo was fold forming copper sheet as shown in a book “Fold Forming BY Charles Lewton-Brain. He also did a short demo on repousse’ forming on copper sheet using pitch to hammer the design into.
We had two guests whom had been invited to attend a meeting from the State Fair, Jason McConnell and L J Apodoca. A number of members as well as the two guests tried their hand at the fold and repousse’ with guidance from Jake. He had another good reference book on hand that he recommended “Chasing and Repousse’ Ancient and Modern by Megan Crowley”.
Tod reminded everyone that elections for officers will take place at the Christmas meeting at Tom Hanson’s place in Placitas NM the first Saturday in December. Rob Gunter will be demonstrating.
Alex gave a brief on this year’s State Fair. Sales fell short of previous years but we fulfilled our main purpose for being there which is to educate the public about the art of blacksmithing. Thanks to Rob Gunter for once again supplying the coal.
A drawing for “iron in the hat” was held and everyone enjoyed the pot lunch lunch.
Thanks to Jake for a very good demonstration.
Alex Ivey (Secretary}
Please note an error in our PDF file regarding the date of the February meeting.
Actual date for that February meeting at the 4-H facility is February 1st.
The October meeting is scheduled for October 5th at the 4-H Center, 1510 Menaul Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
The meeting begins at 9am. Please bring a dish for the Pot luck lunch and something for Iron in the Hat.
We’ll be showing a video of Christophe Fredrick’s Old Forge Mountain Forest in Sennwald Switzerland.
Item: Forgemaster 2-Burner Blacksmith Forge
Condition: Good. Hardly used.
Location: SE Heights, Albuquerque
I might add that I used to have one of these, its a very nice forge. I sold mine for more than this offer and it wasn’t in as nice shape. I think this is a good deal. WayneRead More
Metal cutting band saw, very clean, new Bi-metal ( $34.35 ) saw blade, 4 wheels and lower shelf.
$150.00 Tom Hansen 771 9055Read More
We had a great forum for demonstrations at the recent Summer Celebration. Please check out the overview from our President.Read More
Click this link to open the pdf on coming meetings and the summer celebration: