the umba journal apr-jun 2019 frances marion “babe” brandon babe brandon 87 years of van petten, il passed away at her home on june 8 after a several year battle with alzheimer’s dementia. frances "babe" was born may 21,1932 to leroy and margaret henry in a farm house in nelson township, il. on what is now called bollman rd. after graduating from community high school (now called "newman high”) she studied for nurses training at rock island. but when her brother was drafted into the army, she returned home to help her father with the farm. in her senior year she met and selected david brandon and they were wed in nov. 1951, going on to have 2 children, david gene jr. and stanley henry and in later years adopted two girls, (sisters) tracy lynn and kimberly anne (williamson) dave and babe spent three years in freeport while he did tree work for the power co. when a hired man position came open in 1954, they decided to raise their boys on the farm at van petten. they formed a loose partnership with her father until in 1972 when a disagreement in principal caused them to purchase a country store in stevensville mt. together, they operated the for 4 years and sold it to retire to a 15-acre orchard nearby. she learned apple culture, sorting, and marketing for 12 years. when economics dictated return to work a paying job at 57 years old, they bought same store back again for another 4 years. she was mother, homemaker, and work companion her entire life. a nationally rated firefighter3 and fought the fires of yellowstone park in 1988. she took great pride in her 6000 volume library, 700 piece museum, and her 1930 model "a" ford that she drove to school in 1949 and kept all her life. babe was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, patrick henry, and an older sister margaret (peggy) henry. she is survived by her spouse of 67 years, dave, her son david jr., and stanley, and daughters tracy and kimberly, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and hundreds of friends across the nation. a celebration of her life will be held all day wednesday july 3, 2019 at her home in van petten. contact dave for any further information at 815-380-8043.
the umba journal july-september 2019 this newsletter is published quarterly by the upper midwest blacksmith associ- ation, a non-profit organization of ama- teur and professional artists and black- smiths. our purposes are the sharing of knowledge, education and to expose the art of blacksmithing to the public. umba is affiliated with the artist blacksmith association of north america. material from this newsletter may be freely copied and reproduced without permission for non-profit purposes, pro- vided credit is given to the author and this journal. copyrighted materials may only be reproduced with the permission of the author. the upper midwest blacksmith asso- ciation does not take responsibility or assume liability for your use of any infor- mation contained herein. blacksmithing is not an activity to take lightly. prudence and common sense must always be foremost in any black- smith’s mind before he or she picks up a hammer. the upper midwest blacksmith asso- ciation, its officers and its members, do not manufacture, distribute, sell, test, warrant, guarantee, or endorse any of the tools, materials, instructions or products contained in this newsletter. articles and shop tips presented here have been tak- en from many sources and umba does not test them. the upper midwest blacksmith asso- ciation, its officers and its members dis- claim any responsibility or liability for damage or injuries incurred as a result of any construction, design, use, manufac- ture, or other activity undertaken as a result of the use or application of infor- mation contained in this newsletter. please keep safety in mind always. it is up to you to run a safe shop. paul novorolsky umba newsletter editor, 8197 lost lake dr. s saint germain, wi, 54558 email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ for website submissions: jeff amundson firstname.lastname@example.org this will be paul's last newsletter as our editor. paul has done a great job for the last three years. the hardest part of his job was getting the information from the membership about different events. to help our new editor if you have just finished a new piece of art document it and send it in. thank you, paul, for all your work. i understand the haverhill conference was a big success. the demonstrator was great and it was well attended. i’m sorry i missed it but my granddaughter was graduating from college. watching a demonstrator is easy compared to sitting through a graduation ceremony. but we're very proud of her accomplishment. we are trying something new this year in august. the attendance at baraboo has been very low so we are going to try a summer conference at brian cheshiers house. the theme will be junk pile damascus. we will be making containers out of aluminized muffler tube. the idea is to fill this tube with dissimilar materials. a combination of high carbon and mild steels, stainless and nickel all work very nicely. use this material to make leaves and bottle openers. it is a great finishing touch to any project. people even use this material to make knife blades. fire fest is coming up in july, we had the teaching tent set up and introduced a couple hundred people to blacksmithing. jeff would appreciate more people getting involved so please give him a call and volunteer. aaron howard and his group will be melting steel in a charcoal crucible with the pour being saturday afternoon late. chris coleman our website coordinator is moving to pennsylvania sometime in the not too distant future. he will be working with jeff amundsen who will be taking over the responsibilities. thank you, chris, for all your efforts. there'll be two days of classes on axe making and other tools at the regional conference. this might be a good opportunity to apply for scholarship. the trailer is being used quite a bit. it can be used by anybody in the club to host a local hammer in. it's time to start thinking about running for the board. it would be nice if some younger people would get involved. remember i'm pushing 80 so there's lots of room for younger. there are three positions open. it would be great if we had six plus people running. velinda cheshier be our new editor. she was our editor once before and did a good job. let’s all support her with information. --jim from the editor... well, as jim stated, this will be my last newsletter as editor. it’s amazing how fast 3 years goes by. as with most jobs i’ve held over the years, i’ll leave with some new knowledge that i never would have acquired if i hadn’t done that job. with the job of editor comes the perk of having access to all of the abana affiliate news- letters. this is an incredible amount of information, and a pleasure to peruse on a regular basis. i’ve also made a few new friends, which is always an enrichment of life. when i first joined umba, i thought “wow, it’s mostly old guys”. now i’m one of those. i’ll echo jim’s sentiment and suggest more of the younger membership get involved in the board. eventually, you’ll be looking back. lastly, thank you to velinda for taking up the task. i really enjoyed her newslet- ters to the extent of holding her work as the standard i had hoped to achieve. i hope that i came close. please help her out and send her material! thanks for the opportunity to contribute, — paul novorolsky
the umba journal jul-sep 2019 4 to place event, demonstration,workshop or hammer-in: contact paul novorolsky or email@example.com for updates on umba events, go to www.umba.name date event coordinator wed-fri july 10-12 pattern welding class janice sime nahma, mi firstname.lastname@example.org 815 566-2106 instructor: jose "pep" gomez of lost arts forge customblacksmith.com for further detail fri-sun jul 12-14 weekend conference janice sime nahma, mi email@example.com demonstrator: jose "pep" gomez of lost arts forge 815 566-2106 sat, sun july 27, 28 firefest jeff amundson teaching tent volunteers needed cambridge, wi firstname.lastname@example.org saturday, sunday aug 17,18 junkyard damascus brian chesier 779-245-1875 1032 franklin grove rd jim ribordy 608-295-9535 dixon, il october 9-12 tristate conference (umrbc) jim ribordy classes oct 9,10 threshermans park email@example.com demonstrations fri,sat oct 11,12 pontiac, il friday and saturday are all-day demonstrators: terry sheridan steve williamson saturday october 26 novak halloween hammer-in 9am trade item: a theme-based project for you to forge out. (challenging your creativity) 2839 s. river rd janesville, wi 53546 customary conference fees: sat - $20 member / $25 non-member sun - $10 member / $15 non-member both days—$25 member/$35 non-member (as always family members are free) patrick nowak 608-563-0729 or 608-312-3258 iron-in-the-hat: bring anything that could and should be utilized for blacksmithing. (i.e.; what’s collecting dust in your shop?) auction: donate an item that can benefit both bidder and student. (proceeds go toward our scholarship program) safety glasses are a must for demonstration area. bringing a chair is recommended. lodging and camping will be posted, if available. gallery: inspire others by displaying your created piece. (basically , this is show-n-tell) submissions to this publication are due on the 1st of these months: dec for (jan/mar issue) - mar for (apr/jun issue) jun for (jul/sep issue) - sep for (oct/dec issue) *submissions may be edited.
5 the umba journal jul-sep 2019 umba seasonal conferences are held in february, may, august & november. for information about these umba events, please contact the coordinators listed by each event. be sure to stay current - check your mailing label on the back of your newsletter. membership dues coincide with these events. there are organizations and umba-members who conduct classes that teach blacksmithing; as well as, local hammer-ins where many can gather to practice and celebrate the art. please contact them for times, dates, class content, fees, etc... these are not umba sponsored events. (some workshops may be applied to the umba scholarship - contact stan brandon 815-350-5031) to place an ongoing educational opportunity here, contact paul novorolsky at firstname.lastname@example.org blacksmith classes conner prairie school vicky & tom schertz copper class 6091 n 3850 east rd bellflower, il 61724 309-475-9012 michael garrett blackhammer forge (novice to intermediate) n 4388 hwy d helenville, wi. 53137 email@example.com 414-899-3569 dan nauman bighorn forge forging (beginner to seasoned smith) tutorials also available kewaskum, wi 53040 (50 miles north of milwaukee, just off of hwy 45) 262-626-2208 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bighornforge.com david norrie forge with intention 1521 1st st berthoud, co 80513 303-859-0770 www.forgewith intention.com www.davidnorrie.com interactive history park 13400 allisonville rd, fishers, in 46038 317-776-3000 www.connerprairie.org fine line creative arts center 6n158 crane road st. charles, il 60175 630-584-9443 www.fineline.org new england school of metalwork 7 albiston way auburn, me 04210 888-753-7502 www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com missouri schoolof blacksmithing 3100 nw winchester road cameron, mo 64429 816-575-2798 hammer-ins brian cheshier 3rd sunday of mar, apr, sep-dec 1032 franklin grove rd. dixon, il landline 815-288-4259 cell: 779-245-1875 matthew edel museum 2nd saturday each month (none in jan-feb) 214 1st st haverhill, ia 50120 steve white 641-798-4501 flood plain forge 6:30 pm every thursday 111 w green st farmer city, il 61842 mark, mindy gardner (309) 838-6491 (call ahead if you’re attending) shake rag alley 18 shake rag street, mineral point, wi 53565 608-987-3292 www.shakeragalley.com john c. campbell folk school one folk school road brasstown, nc 28902 800-folksch (365-5724) www.folkschool.org tunnel mill 4505 hwy 63 n rochester, mn 55906 507-289-5246 * 507-289-4189 www.tunnelmillcrafts.com penland school of crafts post office box 37 penland, nc 28765 828-765-2359 www.penland.org tillers international 10515 east op av scotts, mi 49088 800-498-2700 www.tillersinternational.org driftless folk school po box 405 viroqua, wi 54665 888-587-6540 www.driftlessfolkschool.org national ornamental 374 metal museum drive metal museum memphis, tn 38106 901-774-6380 www.metalmuseum.org evanston art center 2603 sheridan road evanston, il 60201 847-475-5300 www.evanstonartcenter.org
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the umba journal jul-sep 2019 8 regional conference at pontiac illinois demonstrations friday and saturday, october 11 and 12 classes october 9 and 10 steve williamson 26 years operating shop doing custom iron work has taught at the folk school, appalachian center for crafts and hot iron master in biscayne australia. terry sheridan self-employed machinist welder and blacksmith from collingwood ontario canada. gas forges and power hammers are used at work. at home a coal forge and simple tools are used to create historically correct pieces from centuries past's such as adzes, knives and frying pans. terry's classes october 9 class will start by each student making a historically correct tomahawk. this will include forge welding and all the basic hammer skills. october 10 class will involve making joints forge welding. dividers tongs will be part of the class. fees classes $150 per day friday and saturday demonstrations $40 per family one day $30 per family camping with the electrical $10 tent camping is free saturday night dinner $10 a person class registration bud harvey email@example.com more information will be on website umba.name
9 the umba journal jul-sep 2019 shake rag alley class schedule for 2019 class descriptions are found at shakeragalley.com and in the annual catalog. the list of workshops follows: intro to torch welding, dennis mckernan: april 28, june 23, sep 8, sep 22 beginning blacksmithing, greg winz: may 4, aug 3 hammer, anvil & forge: mike kazmerski: may 17-19, sep 13-15 toolmaking for blacksmiths, greg winz: jun 29 welding wild yard art, dick anderson: jul 20-21, aug 17-18 gas forge blacksmithing level ii, hal aavang & dave rich: sep 7, sep 21 blacksmithing 101, bob tuftee: oct 4-6 blacksmithing a tomahawk, bob tuftee: oct 24-27 workshop descriptions and registration are available online at shakeragalley.com or call 608.987.3292 for information nowak halloween hammer-in october 26, 2019 starts at 9 am location: 2839 s. river rd janesville, wi 53546. this event is an open forge event for smiths of all skill levels. there is no formal demonstration planned. you are encouraged to bring your ideas and projects. attendees are welcome to bring their own forges, tools and materials. in addition, the umba teaching trailer will be on site. for those wishing to incorporate a halloween flair, feel free to come in costume. tailgate sales are welcome. the main course for lunch will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring side dishes/deserts. please rsvp to patrick at 608-563-0729 or 608-312-3258 directions: from the north/south: take i90/39 east/south or west/north as applicable to exit 177 (wis 11). head west (right) on wis 11. proceed through two stop lights. about 2 miles past the second light on the right hand side there is a turn off for river road. turn left on river rd. 5th house on the left is the nowak’s. from milwaukee: take rt 43 to i90/39 and head west/north. from dubuque: take wis 11 east
the umba journal jul-sep 2019 junk yard damascus place brian chestier 1032 franklin grove rd dixon il when aug 17 18 fee $20 includes saturday catered meal camping brian's backyard please call for reservations this will be a experience in canister welding. tubing being will be supplied. bring along any scrap of different steel type you might have. small pieces are great. the teaching trailer will be there but bring along your favorite tools. questions brian 779 245-1875 jim 608-295-9535 trailer dates are all the dates have been spoken for. if you would like to use the trailer you can see you where it's at . dates july 7 - 14 july 27 28 aug 17 - 18 oct 5 - 13 oct 19-20 oct 26 location nahma michigan cambridge wi dixon il tristate conf. pontiac il galena il afton wi
11 the umba journal jul-sep 2019 shake rag alley news denny mckernan, dedicated volunteer blacksmithing supervisor, proposed setting up individual shake rag alley can take a deep breath and smile. the blacksmithing barn completed in april a ma- jor addition of custom-made ventilation hoods for traditional coal forges under the projecting porch roof of the building, site of frequent, well-attended workshops in blacksmithing and welding. as the art school’s blacksmithing classes grew, so did the number of forges. in the past couple years, with six forges all trying to light up at once, the need for a new ventilation system was appar- ent. hoods connecting to ductwork and powerful exhaust. bob tuftee, who teaches beginning and ad- vanced blacksmithing workshops, worked with denny in thinking out what would work best. shake rag alley director sara lomasz flesch, board president mike christensen and board member ken wallace were on board and very helpful. a significant donation for the project made possible consul- tation with area sheet metal craftsmen. mike skelton, who has his shop in fort byron, illinois, in- stalled the entire system. electrical hook ups for the heavy duty exhaust fans were handled by local wisconsin electrical service. py to show off the new hoods and ductwork. the schedule is listed on the next page. in addition to denny’s popular welding classes, gas forge blacksmithing has also been added to the school’s met- alsmithing offerings, thanks to the instructor team of hal aavang and dave rich. although there have been a good number of female students for metalsmithing, this year will mark the addition of two distaff instructors to the teaching staff. vickie scherz heads a class in coppersmithing 101 may 17-19, and sabrina fadial will teach blacksmithing sculpture june 10-14. shake rag alley has an expanded schedule of workshops for the 2019 season and is very hap-
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the umba journal jul-sep 2019 16 blacksmiths are re-purposer’s -walter janus- the following is a recollection of one of our memorable experiences blacksmithing. my son chris & i traveled 2 hours south, into illinois farm country, to take part in what is called a “hammer in”. the host opens his home for blacksmiths to setup their equipment in a yard or driveway, & become part of a joint teaching/learning session, usually outdoors as you might imagine. sometimes a theme is advertised, like making tongs or punches or “swages and fullers” (dies to reshape steel). we were surprised to see 20+ vehicles parked around a large red barn. we entered and were greeted by the nearby participants thus announcing our arrival. dave brandon, our host, ushered us to an available forge & anvil station, then said “glad you could join us, whatcha makin’ today?” we were flabbergasted at the scale of this operation, where 8 or more anvil & forges were occupied by 2-4 men & women busily shaping something red hot. we reported our desire to fashion a heavy “camp knife” style tool for selective demolition of plaster & lath in my son’s “new” old house. we also thought of making a small pry bar tool of a particular shape, not found in stores. i said to dave, “you mentioned that any material one might need is available & free. i admit not seeing anything around here but tons of wonderful blacksmithing tools & equipment.” smiling, he replied “oh, just walk out that east door and look to your left – take what you need – it’s all there.” we looked at each other then did as instructed, and upon opening the large door, started laughing out loud with surprise, as a huge old retired combine was sitting there. it had been providing materials to this now retired farmer, for all manner of property & machine maintenance, and blacksmithing supplies for many years. we noticed a partially severed hinge might do nicely for fashioning our “new” pry bar. chisels, punches, hardies & drifts were born from axles & shafts; knives & shears from springs; forge pans & smoke hoods from sheet metal doors & panels; hammers, fullers, hardies & dies from gears. whatever you might imagine was all there, just in a slightly different shape, temporarily of course. as chris & i fashioned our heavy “demolition” knife from a section of leaf spring from my old truck, a nearby smith noticed our novice efforts and asked to help by being a striker for us. he explained that was an apprentice’s job in helping effect repairs or making large objects, by swinging a short handled 10#-25# sledge where the smith tapped with his smaller hammer for direction. well, once we got started with our new striker friend, the forging to shape of this tough material started showing signs of progress. before long, in between “heats” (where the metal is returned to the forge for reheating), 2 other strikers joined us, taking up positions, shoulder to shoulder, timing their “hits” with each other in succession, smiling, pumping their sledges into air then onto the target steel, producing hypnotic rhythmic notes of hammers on steel. we watched the steel move as if by magic, growing to its intended shape, and made us all smile more and more with satisfaction. when i (the smith in this hierarchy) double tapped my smaller hammer, it was the signal to stop; the sledge strokes slowed in mid air, then stopped. now we heard cheering & applause from 40 or so curiosity seekers, “smiths’, neighbors, friends & family that had gathered around us. we were so focused, never saw anyone, just the steel under our hammers. after a few moments, dave held up his hands, people got quiet and he spoke almost solemnly, “folks, what you just heard at this old anvil, likely hasn’t been heard by anyone you know alive. my father told me of it, when he was a young apprentice blacksmith himself. he recalled being amazed how 4 large men, swinging heavy sledge hammers, standing on top of each other, aiming at a 4” piece of metal, never missed nor hit each other! well, you heard it and saw it here today folks. tell your kids. now let’s eat.”
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the umba journal jul-sep 2019 18 scholarship guidelines i. scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committee base on the qualifications of the applica- tions and the availability of funds. decisions of the committee will be final ii. the committee is to consist of three members appointed by umba president. the president will ap- point one of these committee members as chairperson. ii. the number and amounts of scholarships will be fixed by the board of directors and revised by them from time to time as may be appropriate iv. eligibility: any member of umba who is in good standing and has been a member for at least one year and who has not received a scholarship within the past 24 months. serving scholarship committee members will not be eligible for the scholarships, exception umba board of directors may approve a scholarship for committee member v. all applications must complete a scholarship application form and be presented to the scholarship committee 30 days before the date of awards vii. levels of scholarships and obligations: level i... $200 or less. payback: demo, or article for the umba journal, demo may be at a hammer-in event, (examples. (ma`s & pa`s hammer-in, haverhill’s monthly hammer-in, etc.) level ii.. $201-$350.. payback: demo (nov. event) and article for the umba journal. level iii.. $351-$700.. payback: demo (nov. event) and article for umba journal and auction item reflected from the class taken. viii. obligations of recipients: article and demonstration must be given within 12 months of receiving the scholarship. auction item from level iii scholarship may be completed before the demonstration but should reflect the scholarship class. it is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to contact scholar- ship committee on their payback obligations times and dates and submit the article to the newsletter edi- tor of umba`s journal. all demonstration dates must be published in the journal and be open to mem- bership to attend. all monies shall be returned to umba if the scholarship recipient fails to meet these obligations
19 the umba journal jul-sep 2019 upper midwest blacksmith association scholarship agreement email_______________________________ home phone # _______________________ (please print or type) name_________________________________ address_______________________________ city/state/zip__________________________ what class/workshop are you applying for?________________________________________________ date of class/workshop__________________ class/workshop fee $___________________ how long have you been an umba member?____________ have you received a grant from umba in the past? yes___ no___ if yes, please give details______________________________________________________________ length of class (days)__________________ scholarship; (money & level)__________ cell #_______________________________ scholarship details and/ or scholarship recipient must write an article about the class or workshop and submit it to the umba newsletter. the article should describe the event, and include “how to” details that would be informative to the membership. the recipient must also give a demonstration to the membership of umba at a scheduled event or workshop within 12 months of receiving your scholarship. complete an auction item reflected from the class taken.(level iii) i, __________________________(print name), agree to accept the terms of this scholarship, and affirm that the responses given above are accurate, and agree to refund the scholarship if i fail to perform my responsibilities under the agreement. ___________________________________________ signature of applicant ___________________________________________ signature of umba scholarship committee __________________ date date __________________ send completed from to: hubert van de pas n 5490 willow road plymouth, wi 53073
the umba journal jul-sep 2019 20 board of directors jeff amundson (2021) n8290 springer road, lake mills 53551 920-988-9901 firstname.lastname@example.org bob tuftee (2020) 21718 277th ave laclaire, ia 52753 563-349-3369 email@example.com james handzel (2020) 114 n. cedar st palatine, il 60067 847-359-7830 firstname.lastname@example.org board term expires in november of the year indicated. promotions paul novorolsky email@example.com website christopher coleman committees membership coordinator hubert van depas 920-892-2522 firstname.lastname@example.org abana affiliate liaison tba publications / jim ribordy president (2019) 15646 county line rd south beloit, il 61080 608-295-9535 email@example.com hubert van de pas vice president (2021) n 5490 willow road plymouth, wi 53073 920-892-2522 firstname.lastname@example.org andy svaboda secretary (2019) 6626 lee rd brodhead, wi 608-879-9032 email@example.com rick medd treasurer (2021) 1105 23rd ave. n clinton, ia 52732 563-242-2226 mike garrett (2019) helenville, wi. 53137 n 4388 hwy d 414-899-3569 firstname.lastname@example.org keane paradiso (2020) 6710 s. grant hwy. marengo, il 60152 815-923-4370 email@example.com the upper midwest blacksmith association is a community of amateur and professional blacksmiths. we seek to promote the knowledge, the education, the art, and the history of blacksmithing to the public. we share our love of the hand-forge metal work through demonstrations, workshops, local hammer-ins, as well as our newsletter and website. blacksmithing varies: some have it as a hobby, some have it as a full-time job. some teach workshops at schools, while others teach out of their garages. some make beautiful gifts, some make handy tools, some make architectural pieces, and so much more. some work the metal traditionally, some use modern methods, and some prefer to utilize a combination of both. but all in all, we love what we do! we invite you to check us out at www.umba.name
swage blocks roger lorance 309-475-9012 heavy-duty fry pan blanks 9” diameter, tapered sides, 12 or 13 gauge sheet steel (approx. 2 lbs.), no pre-drilled holes for the handle. $14.00 each..…….. 1-4 $12.00 each…….... 5-9 $10.00 each………. 10 + shipping: $5.00 plus $1.00 each fry pan blank bob tuftee 563-349-3369 21718 277th ave leclaire ia 52753 firstname.lastname@example.org fire pots, clinker breakers, 06/18 02/13 mini-forge a one brick forge which is wrapped in 18 ga. steel for protection. stadard 9" x 4 1/2" x 3" insulating brick. comes complete with high pressure regulator, 5' high pressure hose, brass needle valve for precise con- trol, adjustable tool support, and a 0- 60 lb pressure gauge. hooks up to a 20 lb or larger propane tank. it's a real propane sipper, a tank should last 30 hours and will heat a 1/2" sq. bar to forging temperature in just a few minutes at 5 lbs pressure. great for a blacksmith, tool maker, or jew- elry maker. $166.00 plus $12.50 postage (in the lower 48 states) . gene henrikson 815-379-9513 email@example.com 02/13 roller blade treadle hammers (clay spencer design) for sale (in stock, $1400.00) or workshops led to build these hammers. firstname.lastname@example.org 02/13 tongs, texture tools, spring swag- es, and more from off-center forge (grant sarver) 02/13 coppersmithing, tinsmithing supplies historical-grade, hot-dipped tin, sheet-metal tools, solder, flux, rivets and books... barnhart-studios.com paul barnhart 224-622-5958 02/13 plasma-cut blanks rose kits, leaf blanks, rosette blanks ...anything you can think of - we can cut! rick medd 563-242-2226 email@example.com 02/13 blacksmith coal and coke for sale hickman, williams & company see amazon page or contact gene hol- loway at firstname.lastname@example.org 630- 621-5202 07/17 new fire brick 3” x 6” x 13.5” (12.5 lbs. each) 1100 to sell @ $2.00 each mike rocca 563-946-2023 cedar bend forge 10/12 great coal at a great price pocahontas #3 80lb. $30.00 michael bost 815-978-8090 02/16 rockford, il ray clontz tire hammer plans by clay spencer $30.00 us incl. postage us and canada (email for prices to other countries) ~~~~~~~~~~ tire hammers for sale (email or call for current prices) ~~~~~~~~~~ beverly sheared blades sharpened $35.00 plus postage, (additional cost for deep notches or blades previous- ly sharpened at angle) send check or money order to: clay spencer 256-558-3658 73 penniston private drive somerville, al 35670 email@example.com 02/13 used blacksmith equipment i probably have it or know where to get it. john biewer 847-404-4903 firstname.lastname@example.org 02/12 gas forge parts www.zoellerforge.com 7509 geswein road, lanesville, in 47136 phone: 502 439-0812 bob alexander 636-586-5350 dave brandon 815-359-4378 remove blades from shear to ship. 21 the umba journal jul-sep 2019 please review and renew your ads by contacting the editor. ads will expire after 1 year unless they are renewed. the date in the lower right hand corner is the date of the ad or most recent renewal. tailgating opportunities are available at all umba seasonal conferences. 5” post vise, 42” working height, excellent condition. paul sperbeck 262-501-6435 06/17 south bend 13” lathe, quick change gearbox,6’long ways,220v, 3hp motor, live center, tooling $ 2500.00 bridgeport vertical mill.....”v” ram,1.5hp 220v,vise, attachments, collets, tooling. $ 2500 bill larson: email@example.com 06/17 selling dimension steel/wrought iron and blacksmith/woodworking equipment, line shaft tools. call 815-245-2962 tony vanagas 3/16 zoeller forge sells gas forge parts and refractory products. you can save money and build your own effi- cient atmospheric propane gas forge. smithing and anthracite coal for sale 40 lbs bags of bituminous smithing coal, from the west virginia area for $9 per bag.by the bag or pallet. 50 lbs bags of anthracite coal from penn- sylvania, in 4 sizes 3/8", 3/4", 1 1/2" & 3" $9.50 a bag or $360 a ton for a pallet, or $340 in a 2000# supersack. i do have some bituminous from southern illinois, $225 for a 2000# supersack.$5 for a 5 gallon pail, bring your own pails. sized 0"- 1 1/2" i sometimes have used steel like leaf- springs, ar 400, shaft, pins, and horse- shoes. bud's soils and grading ser- vices llcn7883 us hwy 151fond du lac, wi 54937 920 922 2736 920 979 2705 cell firstname.lastname@example.org for questions 01/17
the umba journal jul-sep 2019 22 member resources the umba teaching trailer contact a board member to find out how you can get involved umba video library (no longer available. in need of a librarian) over 100 blacksmith dvds (most are 5 1/2 hours long or longer) cost is $5.00 ea., this is not a rental. add $2.00 postage on entire order. list and ordering instructions can be viewed at: http://umba.name membership information please contact: paul sperbeck, email@example.com, or call: 262-501-6435 (note, this position is up for reassignment. refer to http:// umba.name for the correct membership coordinator in the event that it’s changed) don’t forget to check in at the website: http://umba.name for website submissions: chris coleman firstname.lastname@example.org sending submissions to this newsletter is very easy: a photo with a note explaining what it is a photo step by step project with captions a photo of a single project with a storyboard with captions an e-mail or snail mail on news to share. (email@example.com) umba is proud to be an affiliate of abana has much to offer the blacksmithing community. check their website for information and membership www.abana.org abana central office administrator- joann f. bentley artist-blacksmith’s association of north america, inc. 259 muddy fork rd, jonesborough, tn 37659 phone: 423-913-1022 fax: 423-913-1023 firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 1-800-666-9175 for our catalog or visit our store at 117 n. spring st. burlington, wi 53105 umba scholarship program this program provides assistance to members in good standing wishing to attend courses to expand their knowledge of the craft. for more information, contact a member of the board. blue moon press books, dvds, cds, polish and pencils… contact judy berger at 814-627-6000 or email@example.com john doe mm/yy 123 any street anywhere, usa 12345 please note the mailing label on the back of your newsletter. this is the due date for continued active membership. all subscriptions will be labeled by month and year of active membership. (february, may, august & november– these correspond with the umba seasonal conferences) so renew to avoid missing any coming issues! mailing list to join the umba mailing list just send an email from the email address you wish to receive notifications at to: firstname.lastname@example.org. you should receive a notice that the list admin has been notified and your joining is pending approval. once you are approved, you will receive an automatic mailing once a month from the list server reminding you that you belong to the list and providing links to modify your list subscription. if you are already on the list, please don’t resubscribe or you will get multiple messages.
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volume 41 issue 3 paul novorolsky, editor 8197 lost lake dr. s. saint germain, wi 54558