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the umba journal april-june 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: cris coleman 930 ingersol place south beloit, il 61080 firstname.lastname@example.org jeff mohr did a great job of demonstrating this last weekend. he braved his way up north to spend a weekend with us in rain sleet and hail . we had a pretty big crowd in spite of the weather. finding water in the sahara desert is fairly tough but nowhere near as tough as finding salt in beloit. thank you to everyone who helped clean up. hopefully by midsummer we'll be able to find all the things we tucked away. a special thanks to geno madden for manning the tv camera throughout jeff’s presentation. his other specialty was used during the auction. he can write down the name and price and other people can read it. kurt doberstien has donated a new amplifier for soundsystem. new microphones will follow when he finds them. such is the life of a blacksmith. after knowing chuck matchen for over 20 years i finally saw him cold. he was driving the shuttle between the parking lot to the shop during the rain. normally i would have on a wool vest and coat,insulated boots and be cold .chuck would be dressed in a t-shirt and shorts and think the weather was fine. thank you for running the shuttle service. ps as he got dried out he did warm up. the tri-state conference is coming up in october. we will be having classes for intermediate blacksmiths tuesday wednesday and thursday. scholarships will be available for these classes. because of the low turnout at the baraboo event, we will not be having it this year. however, brian cheshire has volunteered to have a hammer in august. janice sine will be having a hammer in during july. the fire fest will be the last of july. should be enough events to keep everybody busy. the haverhill conference is in may. the historical society of iowa will have the historical blacksmith shop open for the entire weekend. we had the teaching trailer set up last year and we were busy all-day introducing people to blacksmithing. planning on having the teaching trailer there this year. the tailgating is always pretty good so it's a good place to send people that are just starting and are looking for tools. hope to see you at the different events. --jim tristate conf oct 9 thru 12 class by terry sheridan oct 9 , 10 . he will teaching making tomahawks, and axes . terry will be demonstrating friday and saturday october 11 and 12 steve williamson will be demonstrating october 11 and 12 so mark the dates final plans will be announced index newsletter
the umba journal apr-jun 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 sat-sun may 18-19 spring conference coordinator steve white www.toolstomaketools.net haverhill, ia firstname.lastname@example.org lunch: byo trade item: a sign of spring see page 9 for further detail demonstrator: lyle wynn wed-fri july 10-12 pattern welding class janice sime nahma, mi email@example.com 815 566-2106 instructor: jose "pep" gomez of lost arts forge see pg 10 or customblacksmith.com for further detail fri-sun jul 12-14 weekend conference janice sime nahma, mi firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com october 9-12 tristate conference (umrbc) jim ribordy classes oct 9,10 threshermans park firstname.lastname@example.org demonstrations fri,sat oct 11,12 pontiac, il watch newsletter for updates demonstrators: terry sheridan steve williamson trade item: a theme-based project for you to forge out. (challenging your creativity) 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) 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)
5 the umba journal apr-jun 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
the umba journal apr-jun 2019 6 trailer dates these are all the dates that have been spoken for. if you would like to use the trailer you can see you where it's at. dates may 4 may 18 - 19 june1 june 10 - 25 july 7 - 14 july 27 28 aug 17 - 18 oct 5 - 13 oct 26 location centaur class – burlington wi haverhill iowa cooksville wi plymouth wi nahma michigan cambridge wi dixon il tristate conf. pontiac il afton wi
7 the umba journal apr-jun 2019 umba newsletter editor reward: access to all abana affiliate newsletters, opportunity to contribute to the club. no experience necessary. please contact paul novorolsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) or jim ribordy (email@example.com) for details
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9 the umba journal apr-jun 2019 umba spring conference may 18-19 – matthew edel museum – haverhill, ia lyle wynn – demonstrator haverhill is located approximately 7 miles south of marshalltown on hwy 14 then west on a county highway. follow the signs. lyle wynn began blacksmithing in 1998 when his uncle gave him all the essential tools that originally belonged to lyles’ grandfather, who was also a mississippi blacksmith. having the tools but not the knowledge began a never- ending journey. lyle joined the mississippi forge council in 1999 and began attending the monthly meetings. as we all know, watching someone once a month for a couple hours is not a very good way to learn a new craft. as a result, lyle started venturing to other states to attend other meetings and conferences, so he could benefit from as many different classes and teachers as he could. in september of 2009, lyle began working with brian brazeal to demonstrate and teach the "tools to make tools" curriculum. they traveled all across the us and into canada for several years. in 2011, after being employed for 12 years with a company that made gas and electric lanterns out of copper, lyle was laid off. this is when he started blacksmithing full time. through demonstrations, teaching classes, and attending festivals, what was once a hobby had now become a full-time profession. motels are located in marshalltown super 8 641-753-3333 hampton inn 641-753-6795 economy inn 641-752-5485 baymont inn 641-752-4844 free camping available at conference site conference fees $20 saturday only - $10 sunday only - $25 both days saturday lunch is on your own. there is a restaurant just up the street. saturday dinner is a chili feed with good will donation. trade item: a sign of spring safety glasses are required
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11 the umba journal apr-jun 2019 are you ready for firefest 2019? jeff amundson umba's “the other side of the anvil” will make another appearance at the midwest firefest in cambridge, wi, july 27 and 28. this will be our third year, and you're all invited to participate. why participate? besides hanging out with fellow umba members, the best reason to participate is everyone has a great time. we get to help people experience forging, almost always for the first time, and everyone leaves smiling. we get to do that all day for 2 days, because there's always a line of people wanting to get in on the fun. how to participate first, let me know you want to participate. it takes at least 10 people to staff the tent fully. we need 6 people forging, 2 people working the gate, and 2 people ready to step in when somebody needs a break. if you're not comfortable with the forging, you can work the gate. people like talking to a blacksmith. it is part of the experience we're providing. it's also where we can pitch umba membership. if you want to be a volunteer smith, you should practice making our products, a bottle opener and s-hook. they are designed to be made with a hammer only. resist the temptation to grab the scrolling tongs. we want our guests to be able to complete these with a hammer. we do use a couple other tools. we use a special twisting wrench designed for safety when we add a twist the s-hook. the only other tool some of us use is a mandrel to set the 3/8” dimension of the opener. the best way to practice is with someone on the other side of your anvil. no matter how good you are at forging these items, telling someone else where and how to hit it is a new skill for most of us. at firefest you might work with a 10-year-old boy followed by a 60- year-old woman. you will adjust your instructions based on the guest. here are the drawings and story boards of our products. have fun.
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the umba journal apr-jun 2019 14 a “pioneer” girl meets the “blacksmith” - walter janus - the following is a recollection of one of our memorable experiences demonstrating blacksmithing, one of the many facets of this ol’ school hobby. it was a breezy cool morning on this first saturday in october 2009. historically windy, wet & cold, this first weekend in ashippun wisconsin was fairly mild, allowing the demonstrators, indians, reenactors (e.g. rendez- vousers, trappers, and sutlers) some reasonable weather to setup their camps, tents, rain fly’s and teepee’s. my wife barb and i were invited to participate in this annual living history event, portraying a “blacksmith” and his wife. we demonstrated the basic skills to re-purpose otherwise “under utilized” and scrap steel, fash- ioning hooks for a tent’s main spar, to hang wares upon; short lantern stands to hang oil lamps near the ground for safe visibility during the nights’ stay for those camping; tripods to hang cooking pots & dutch ovens for cooking, fire pit pokers, cowboy dinner bells, pot hooks from nails, and more. mountain man “dirty kettle” had organized this event for many years, including a horse cavalry and draft hors- es pulling large wagons filled with visitors and indigenous indians sharing their historic lifestyle, clothing and teepee construction. sutlers displayed period reproduction pots, pans, candles, clothing, herbs, homemade soap, toys, etc. we were busy with children lined up to “smash some red hot steel” they liked to say. i warned them, they can hammer as hard as they wish, as long as they never miss and hit my treasured anvil. i pumped the coal forge & held the steel rods onto the anvil for them. the girls were better at following this instruction. the boys got too rambunctious, so i announced they must now “pay $1 for every miss!” with a wink to the parents. they soon took better control of the unfamiliar hammer, but that got boring so i intentionally moved the steel time to time forcing a miss; the expressions on their faces were amazing! one notable visitor was a woman diligently watching as i fashioned an “s” hook with curled ends. during a pause i asked why the dedicated interest in my making an “s” hook? she announced her intention was to docu- ment the process of how blacksmiths worked, producing useable objects from a plain piece of steel, using just coal for heat and various hammers. she wanted to share with her history class to show them a real example of how a blacksmith works. i then asked if she would like to do it herself and the camera quickly went to her hus- band. i prepared her with hammer, tong and heating instructions as her husband took up various positions with the video camera, trying to capture every aspect of her efforts. she heated, cut, hammered, heated, shaped, heated & bent the steel into a fine looking “s” hook! she was thrilled and we both felt fulfilled with the experi- ence. good times. that late afternoon brought a calm fog, blanketing the large field, as only tents next to us were clearly visible. the horse “cavalry” and “pioneer” camp was 100 yards away and now invisible. visitors subsided & we were commencing to stow our equipment for the long drive home to racine after a long day, and rest for tomorrow’s adventures.
15 the umba journal apr-jun 2019 a “pioneer” girl meets the “blacksmith” then barb asked, “who’s that? …a girl walking toward us from across the field?” a moment later i could make out a buckskin jacket and blue pioneer dress, and the girl was carrying a dark object. she said hello and reported her “pioneer” family was camped across the way, starting to make dinner. she said “my father told me to go over to the blacksmith and ask nicely if he could please make us another stake like this. we lost one and need 4 for our grill to cook dinner.” it was a support stake for their prairie style grill. i thought for a moment and thinking aloud, that i really don’t have that larger size material to work with. barb deftly caught my attention & pointed to one of our tripods intended for sale. its leg had the exact size needed. right, i did have some material after all. i said i’ll need this one to model the replacement & would get to it right away. she turned & ran back to her camp. this was an educational experience for both of us, someone reenacting a pioneer, asking someone reenacting a blacksmith for help to make something from scratch, in the middle of a field. good times. i proceeded to cut off the required piece of steel from a tripod leg; barb helped pump the small rivet forge and i did my best to fashion a replacement; not an exact replica but wholly functional. the fog had lifted, i waved my arms & soon the “pioneer” girl arrived for their new stake. she held out her hand with some money to give us, but i said “no thank you - just one prairie neighbor helping another.” with that, she ran back even faster than before. good times.
the umba journal apr-jun 2019 16 where are our umba members located? by hubert van de pas at umba conferences i meet smiths from a multi-state area and wanted to get a better idea of what the organization looked like from a geographic perspective. the map on the inside back cover shows the distribution of umba members based upon our jan. 2019 roster. i thought the visual representation was interesting versus looking at a membership list. the membership list was not very helpful. i could not visualize a list of little towns many of which i honestly have never even heard of before. we give all demonstrators a fee one year membership. i did not include past demonstrators mark asprey from california or jeff mohr from florida in the map as the great distance of these outliers made the map very small. i was surprised how spread out we were over a multi-state area. i wanted to understand if our current meeting locations corresponded to where our members are located. i was looking for clusters and concentrated areas of members and the distances from our current conference locations. recently jim ribordy stated in a previous journal that umba consists of three different groups based upon location. a northern group in wisconsin, a southern group in illinois, and a western group in iowa. it is almost like three separate clubs. these groups typically attend events in their area and only occasionally travel the greater distance for a conference or event out of their area. i have been impressed and amazed at the distances that members travel to attend blacksmithing events. with the distances involved it is understandable that not everyone can drive four plus hours to attend a conference. looking at the map given the distribution and distances involved there is no one central location for conference locations that works for everyone. i believe that it is important that we maintain multiple event locations to serve each of these regional areas. last year i attended the scott county hammer-in for the first time surviving the blizzard of 18. i was amazed to see a completely different group than the people attending the baraboo, wisconsin summer conference. for the first time this year i hope to take the 5-1/2 hour road trip to attend the spring conference in haverhill, iowa. if you have only been attending local events within your area, i urge you to take to the road and venture out to attend a previously unattended umba event outside of your region. we all speak the same language and are united by the craft on the road you can use the windshield time to think about future projects. your wife or significant other can use the time away to go shopping. everybody wins. .
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the umba journal apr-jun 2019 22 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
23 the umba journal apr-jun 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 apr-jun 2019 24 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 rockford, il 02/16 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. 25 the umba journal apr-jun 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 apr-jun 2019 26 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.
the umba journal apr-jun 2019
volume 41 issue 2 paul novorolsky, editor 8197 lost lake dr. s. saint germain, wi 54558