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NCABANA

Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina
Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina

Triangle Area Group Leaders

Leader

Randy Stoltz
9194819263
rhstoltz@gmail.com

Meeting Times


The NC ABANA Triangle Blacksmiths meetings, open forging sessions, and public demonstrations have resumed.

The Triangle Blacksmiths meet the second Saturday of every month at the NC State Fairgrounds Heritage Forge. We plan to hold additional events like public demonstrations soon.

 


Triangle Area Blacksmith Report by Randy Stoltz

May 8, 2021 and June 12, 2021
Triangle Area Blacksmiths Meetings
 
Saturday, May 8 and June 12 the NC ABANA Triangle Blacksmiths held meetings at Heritage Forge on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.  For safety reasons we are using a new online sign-up process for people to schedule time at a forge.  If you are interested in coming to our meetings please contact me by sending email to triangleblacksmiths@gmail.com 
 
On Saturday May 8, 2021 the Triangle Blacdksmiths held a meeting and also did a public deminstration as part of the NC State Fairgrounds Spring Food Fest. The was no demo as part of the meeting but both coal forges were fired up for experiened blacksmiths to mentor newcomers. This was out first meeting since the pandemic shutdown.
 
On Saturday, June 12, 2021 the Triangle Blacksmiths held a meeting at the Heritage Forge on the NC State Fairgrounds. Again we used an online signup process for people to schedule time at a forge. The online signup system allows up to safely maintain control and access to the forgeing stations. Additionally we have started using propane forges for the meetings as they are better (more user friendly) for people just starting out with blacksmithing.  We also are reserving the coal for public demonstrations and the NC State Fair. We had a good turnout for the meeting and a number of new people came out to learn about NC ABANA and blacksmithing.