the umba journal oct-dec 2019 3 hello, everyone, in august, brian cheshier put on a great conference and doug ponzio shared his wealth of knowledge on making da- mascus blades. he went through the process and then spent the day helping people making a billet. hopefully everyone's billet came out and we get to see them in november. thank you, brian and doug. we introduced hundreds of people to the art of blacksmith- ing and our club at the midwest fire fest in cambridge, wi. jeff amundson did a great job of organizing it, thank you to everyone that helped make it a success. the regional conference [umrbc] is coming up fast if you haven't signed up for the classes yet, please do so quickly. this conference is a great way to meet fellow smiths through- out the tri-state area. our next “other side of the anvil” event is in galena, il. this is a great tourist town. so bring your spouse along- give her limited cash and send her downtown. check our website for the latest details. guy horton is in charge of installing the steam hammer at the edgerton steam grounds. this task includes building a building to house the woodworking shop, building a building to house the steam boiler and getting the steam hammer opera- tional. please call guy and volunteer to help. i have decided that an old man of 79 years should not be the head of an organization. while i have enjoyed working with a lot of great people. i think it's best if we find a new dynamic younger person. jim ribordy dream a little... “imagination is built upon knowledge.” from paper to anvil to reality elizabeth stuart phelps hello everyone, it’s been awhile. hope all of you have been well. i look forward to the coming years of providing you all an informative news- letter. i’ve been looking and reading other newsletters from many groups just to see what and how they’re utilized. great ideas, projects, stories and lessons from great smiths. i’m amazed at the resourcefulness, skill and knowledge. there seems to be a variety of people of the blacksmithing community in our area: those who are 1) umba club members, 2) facebook group members, 3) abana-only members, 4) members of more than one club, and 5) non-members of any group. we all share a common ground and can glean much from one an- other. this newsletter wants a word or two and maybe a picture from members to share. a moment in time that you valued. a memory that just stuck with you. it could’ve been a crafted piece. a demonstration. a helpful hand. a humorous or a touching occasion. it would be neat to put these out to our community. especially in light of it being our 40th year anniversary. i see that abana2020 is gearing up for a great conference next year. a multi-faceted approach to the craft of blacksmithing. looks like a good variety of speakers and demonstrators. i’ve only made it to one of their events, and, i will say, it was worth the time. there was so much to do and see; exhibits, hands-on sessions, vendors, just to name a few, and i had a notebook to draw pics and write info and a camera. i’m hoping to make it to this one. (see next page for more on this event, and- in upcoming issues, i’ll be putting both abana event and membership registrations.) some of you have access to a computer. there is a facebook page where you can be informed immediately of many things; ideas, ques- tions, trips, latest projects, items to sell, etc... “umba the upper midwest blacksmith association official group”. i encourage you to check it out, as well as, the club’s website. we will be working together to provide more ways to share info. for those who do not or choose not to use computers, no worries– this newsletter will con- tinue to get the info to you. as with my newsletters past, i will be keeping any “clip-out” - registrations, agreements, submission slips, etc.… toward the back of the newsletter. that way your not cutting out info you wanted to keep that’s on the other side of the page. most of the info printed on those pages are repeated. with the coming years, i hope to see and hear from you. whether it’s by phone, computer, mail or in person at our seasonal events or other hammer-ins; i hope we can share ideas. velinda “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” king solomon, proverbs 27:17
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 4 october thur - sat 10 a - 4 p sat & sun 9 a - … sat november 9 a - … sat 9 - 12 umrbc 19- 20 other side of the anvil 26 halloween hammer-in umba fall conference 9 28 happy thanksgiving! december merry christmas! 25 14975 e 2200 n rd threshermen’s park pontiac, il 61764 ulysses s. grant home 500 bouthillier st, galena, il 61036 patrick nowak 2839 s river rd janesville, wi centaur forge 117 n spring st, burlington, wi 53105 jim ribordy firstname.lastname@example.org jim ribordy 608-295-9535 patrick nowak 608.563.0729 608.312.3258 board members (see list on page 18) we will be featuring 8 disciplines of smithing with at least three talented smiths in each: art: with daniel miller, zeevick gotleib, ellen durkan historic: with peter ross, dick sargent, bob valentine tools: with patrick quinn, jeffery funk, eric schatzel knives: with mat parkinson, lin rhea, jeff helm power: with bruce jarrell, steve parker, randy mcdaniel farriers: with dave farley, roy bloom, tom willoughby teaching: with mark aspery, gerald boggs, randy augsburger farm: with joel tripp, judson yaggy, derick glaser, lucian avery the patient order of meticulous metalsmiths with tom latane, peter renzeti, carl close & other exceptional craftsmen. the lecture series will be featuring such notables such as albert paley, howard schechter, doug wilson, bill hochella, leigh morrell & members of the demonstrator staff. there will be a youth teaching venue and family programs for the non-blacksmiths. the raffle will include a bam box donated by pat mccarty and a big blue power hammer. the iron in the hat is pleased to announce the return of len ledet with his special blend of entertainment and wackiness. the saturday evening banquet is back with a new england style bbq. we will have a beer tent serving a local micro brew and a local distiller will be pouring our own signature slack tub bourbon. collectable laser inscribed 2 liter wood casks can be purchased filled with our special label. see the website for information on the cask which can only be pre-ordered and can only be picked up at the conference. abana 2020 conference washington county fairgrounds 392 old schuylerville rd. greenwich, ny information available at : www.abana2020.com facebook - abana2020 abana.org abana central office 423-913-1022 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. to place event, demonstration, workshop or hammer-in dates – contact velinda and jeff
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 5 terry sheridan self-employed machinist, welder and blacksmith from collingswood, ontario, canada. he creates historically correct pieces from centuries’ past such as adzes, knives and frying pans. pre-conference classes with terry [$150/day] ~ october 9 class - historically correct tomahawk (includes forge welding and basic hammer skills) ~ october 10 class - joints, forge welding tongs and dividers pre-registration for these classes requested: bud harvey email@example.com 309.258.2010 beginner blacksmithing class umrbc staff—october 12 [$10 plus membership in 1 of 3 clubs] friday and saturday demonstrations two day one day saturday night dinner camping with electrical tent camping $40 per family $30 per family $10 a person $10 free for registration, information, and latest news will be on our website umba.name registration form is made available to you on page 20 gallery tailgating iron-in-the-hat vendors live auction forging contest 14975 e 2200 n rd, pontiac, il 61764 threshermen’s park pontiac, illinois classes, wednesday and thursday demonstrations, friday and saturday october 9 and 10 ^^^^^^^^^^ october 11 and 12 ^^^^^^^^^^ beginner blacksmithing class, saturday october 12 steve williamson alabama forge council 26 years operating a shop doing custom iron work. he has taught at the folk school, appalachian center for craft and hot iron master in brisbane, australia. <<<<<<<>>>>>>> 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) 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. hearing protection is suggested for some aspects of the event. bringing a chair is recommended. lodging and camping will be posted, if available. iron-in-the-hat: bring anything that could and should be utilized for blacksmithing. (i.e.; what’s collecting dust in your shop?) gallery: inspire others by displaying your created piece. (basically , this is show-n-tell)
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 6 galena, il october 19-20 the galena-jo daviess county historical society has asked for our help to promote blacksmithing. their goal is to get more people working in their blacksmith shop. we will be set- ting up the teaching trailer just below the grant home. we will be making s hooks and bottle openers. last year was a big success; the whole day had people waiting in line to try. the historical society will have food vendors in the park along with other craft people. the trailer will be in operation from 9:30a to 4p each day. we need peo- ple to help at this event. you are wel- come to help both days, but helping either day would be greatly appreciat- ed. there are a lot of interesting shops so bring your spouse along. please call jim ribordy 608-295-9535 november meeting at centaur forge, burlington, wi november 9th at 9a.m. ~election of three board members. you can start campaigning now or announce your candidacy at the start of meeting. [remember, you cannot receive more than $2500 from any individ- ual.] ~lunch will be potluck with an auction following. the auction items can be something you made or something you no longer have a need for. ~show and tell. this is a chance to show off your latest creation. it's great to see what other smiths have done, we all learn by it . ~trade item. yapping things. ~the demonstrations will be by local smiths. ~the newsletter editor will be available to share ideas. 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 demonstra- tion 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 dish- es/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 sec- ond 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 list of workshops follows: blacksmithing 101, bob tuftee: oct 4-6 blacksmithing a tomahawk, bob tuftee: oct 24-27 workshop descriptions and registration are available in annual catalog and online shakeragalley.com or call 608.987.3292 for info 18 shake rag st mineral point, wi 53565
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 7 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) new england school of metalwork 7 albiston way auburn, me 04210 207-777-3375 www.newenglandschoolofmetalwork.com missouri school of blacksmithing 3100 nw winchester road cameron, mo 64429 816-575-2798 michael garrett black hammer forge helenville, wi 53137 n 4388 hwy d firstname.lastname@example.org 414-899-3569 tillers international 10515 east op av e scotts, mi 49088 800-498-2700 www.tillersinternational.org david norrie 1521 1st st berthoud, co 80513 970-215-4666/973-886-0047 www.forgewith intention.com www.davidnorrie.com hammer-ins brian cheshier 3rd sunday of sep - apr 1032 franklin grove rd. dixon, il 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) driftless folk school po box 405 viroqua, wi 54665 608-620-3234 www.driftlessfolkschool.org national ornamental 374 metal museum drive metal museum memphis, tn 38106 901-774-6380 www.metalmuseum.org evanston art center 1717central st evanston, il 60201 847-475-5300 www.evanstonartcenter.org conner prairie interactive history park 13400 allisonville rd, fishers, in 46038 317-776-6000 www.connerprairie.org fine line creative arts center 37w570 bolcum rd st. charles, il 60175 630-584-9443 www.fineline.org john c. campbell folk school shake rag alley 18 shake rag street, mineral point, wi 53565 608-987-3292 www.shakeragalley.com one folk school road brasstown, nc 28902 800-folksch (365-5724) www.folkschool.org tunnel mill 28036 county highway 1 spring valley, mn 55975 www.tunnelmillcrafts.com 507-289-4189 post office box 37 penland, nc 28765 828-765-2359 www.penland.org dan nauman bighorn forge 4190 badger rd kewaskum, wi 53040 262-626-2208 email@example.com www.bighornforge.com penland school of crafts coppersmithing vicky & tom schertz 6091 n 3850 east rd bellflower, il 61724 309-475-9012 the umba teaching trailer is available for members to utilize for blacksmith instruc- tion. the details of the trailer- use policy are posted on our website. or for more information, you may contact jim ribordy at firstname.lastname@example.org / 608-295-9535 to place an ongoing educational opportunity here, contact velinda cheshier at email@example.com
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 8 peak smiles by jeff amundson we achieved peak smiles at fire fest 2019 thanks to a great group of volunteers. we were able to keep 6 forges going all day both days, achieving maximum output of smiles. forging smiles this year were umba members george baldwin, kurt doberstein, gene durben, mike garrett, guy horton, claire marren, rick medd, jim ribordy, dave rich, darold rinedollar, louis van alstine, hubert van de pas, dave verboomen, timothy wisniewski and jeff amundson. thanks also to aaron howard and friends for help with the tent and to maggie garrett for the great pictures. next stop for peak smiles - galena, il october 19 - 20 consider sharing your time and talent with others who are curious to see what they are capable of and have fun doing it! (see page 6)
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 9 “a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” henry adams
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 10 since the attendance at the baraboo conference has dwindled over the past few years, the board has decided to put on a “hands-on” teaching event in its place. volves aluminized exhaust pipe and whatever scrap you find laying on your shop jim ribordy came up with the theme of junkyard damascus which in- floor; thrown together in a canister-welding process. doug ponzio agreed to come and show us the process in which he makes his mosaic patterns using 2x2 tube, nickel sheet, and powdered metals of various alloy and carbon content. a big thank you! to doug for the giving of his time and knowledge. he has been pattern-welding for over 20 years and has accumulated a wealth of information on the subject and was more than willing to share with us. everyone that attended the event was able to make a small canister or two with much success and minimal failure. the event was extremely well re- ceived and laid the ground work for future “hands-on” events. regular 2-day conferences with a single demonstrator are the norm with most blacksmith or- ganizations, but “hands-on” seems to bring new people that want to ‘jump in with both feet’ and get their hands dirty. with all the tv shows and youtube opening peoples eyes to blacksmith- ing, “a dying art”, like never before; this gives umba a great opportunity to share the knowledge of its members with people who have just discovered black- smithing through tv or internet. think about an aspect of blacksmithing that you would like to learn and let the board know. this will help in putting together the next “hands-on” event. all in all, a great success! though the aroma of the hog roasting on the spit all day long made it difficult to focus. brian cheshier first, you’ll need… then add a mixture of... with a sprinkle or two of... and place in ‘oven’... next, knead thoroughly… which produces this... photos by kayla beegle-storck
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 11 junkyard damascus/canister welding umba summer “hands-on” photos by kayla beegle-storck
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 12 photo courtesy of doug ponzio photo courtesy of doug ponzio photos by kendall cheshier look for more on doug ponzio and his mosaic damascus process in upcoming issue! mosaic pattern welding
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 13 junkyard steel the following list describes some potential types of steel used for common junkyard items. this information was compiled from several sources, machinery’s handbook, country blacksmith, blacksmith’s journal and carpenter technology corp. machinery’s handbook is an excellent source for heat treatment of these steels. application number letter application number letter agricultural steel axels ball bearing balls ball bearing races band saw blades bits, router bolts, anchor bolts, heat treated bolts, heavy duty brake lever cams chisels clutch disk clutch disk coil springs, auto coil springs, truck cold-rolled steel connecting rods crankshafts cutters, bolt drifts drills end mills fan blades files gear shift levers gears, transmission hammers harrow disk 1080 1040 52100 52100 1040 2330 4815 1030 1070 1060 4063 5160 1070 1040 1045 1020 1030 3115 1080 l-6 m2 s2, s7 m2 m2 w-2 l6 hay rake teeth 1095 jackhammer bits knives, machine knives, woodworking leaf springs 1085,5160 lock washer 1060 s-5 m2 o2 mauls l6, s2 mower knives music wire nail sets plow shares pneumatic tools punches-cold reamers 1085 1085 1070 1080 1080 l6 l6, a6, s7 a2, o2 m2, o2, a2 roller bearings 4815 screw drivers l6, s2 snap rings spring clips steering arm bolts steering arms 1060 1060 1095 3130 4042 taps m2, o2 transmission shafts tubing universal joints valve springs 4140 1040 1145 1060 wrenches l6, s2 a6, s7 plow beams o2, o6, l6 plow disk l6, s2, s7 spring steel, clock this information was compiled by north texas blacksmiths association
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the umba journal oct-dec 2019 15 at trellis work day john biewer’s zion, il shop thanks to those who came out and/or donated hand-crafted flowers for the umba collaboration with the zion township. a beautiful job well done!
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 16 *in keeping with the spirit of volunteer teaching theme, i’ve placed an article by tony vanagas from the umba journal, jan/feb 2001. (also, for newer members, centaur forge, ltd. in burlington, wi is where annual umba fall conferences are held) yes!! you can do demonstrations! by tony vanagas with a little research, you can fill in the blanks or come up with your own. oh yes, i’ve been called back to that school for the past 3 years-and they pay me! out the bookroom at centaur forge-and no, they don’t pay me to write this. what’s that? you don’t have any books?? check watch those black heats– they will burn you! go out there and educate those people.* safety glasses, hammers, cross-pein, straight-pein, items to take on a demo: 1) tool bag- ball-pein, chisels-regular and handled, wire brush, tongs to fit stock, scroll tongs, center punch, metal ruler, white charcoal pencil, lead pencil, vice grips, kevlar gloves, paste wax, matches, iron wire, nail header, leather apron. 2) stock to work on 3) folding table for items to sell 4) samples of your work 5) 6) protective screen (to put in front of anvil); sandbags items to sell or stakes to hold down 7) chair 8) business cards 9) newsletters to give to prospective umba/abana members 10) drinking water 11) camera and notepad 12) anvil, stand and anvil tools 13) vice 14) file/sandpaper 15) hand drill 16) rags 17) fire tools: shovel, rake, poker 18) slack tub, water in container, dipper for cooling 19) coal and/or charcoal, corn cobs, firewood, paper 20) forge: coal buckets– three: one for coal, ash dump, and the last one for coke saved from the last fire 21) 10 x 20 tarp– 4 tarp poles, 8 tarp stakes with rope 22) rope to put around the demo area with 6-8 posts to hold up 23) 10 x 10 tarp in case of rain 24) portfolio of past demos and work this list is what i normally take-it can be used as a guide for you. once you do a few demos, other items might work better for you. it takes approximately 1 hour to set up for the demo. the reloading does not take quite as long. i personally like a pickup with a topper to carry the items. this gives you security and protection from the weather. i might add your clothing should be of natural fabrics due to being close to the fire.* thank you, tony vanagas i am writing this after getting more calls than i can handle for doing demonstrations. i would like to give out names to these people of fellow smiths who could do the demos and help get the message out that blacksmiths are still around and enjoying what they are doing. i have been doing demos for 7 years and really enjoy it. my big thing was getting the equipment together to take wherever the people wanted me. one has to have the mindset, “yes, i can do it!”, and then go for it. i admit i had, and still have, some apprehension on different occasions. but, when the fire is lit (and this is quite a challenge) and the iron is hot, they all go away and they will, just give it a try. when you think all is well, and then you get some off-the-wall question and pick up the wrong end of the metal-it does not take long to realize this. (this is why you always know where the slack tub is, and the quickest and shortest way to it) it also tests your control of words when there are small kids around, and they are always there-once they see the fire and smoke, of the forge that is, and the pounding starts. all kidding aside, this is a great feeling to be able to plant blacksmithing seeds in these little minds. one of the kids’ favorites from my demos are the horseshoe nail rings. i but the nails from centaur forge, ltd. what i’m saying is that it is really not that hard once you set your mind to it. i do demos for schools and am often requested to give them a lesson plan. i went to all of the smithing books i had (you know, all of the books that you have) and here is what i came up with: the man, the metal, the mass production the man-why was he called a blacksmith? what did he do? why did he do it? why did he stop? the metal-what kind of metal was it? how was it worked? when was it discovered? why was it used? what do the different colors mean? the mass production-who started it? what was it? how was it done? what were the results? * denotes editing to due the time difference. ed.
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 17 photos by kendall cheshier in franklin grove, illinois, there is a blacksmith shop in need. stan brandon and i have talked to the chaplin creek historical society about hedgerow forge. the building was built sometime between 1900-1918 in ashton, il. it was the last known blacksmith shop in lee county. the shop was donated and moved with remaining contents in 1987 to its current loca- tion at the chaplin creek historic site. it was the first building at the site with others to follow as the years went on. demonstrated for quite a few years. since then, there have been a few people to demo off and on. but now the building has fallen into disre- pair and no one has demoed in awhile. a little giant 25lbs. hammer sits on one side of the shop with an anvil and a forge. the other side houses a lathe shaper and tooling. they have installed an electric motor to run the line shaft (which is in pieces behind the shop). the historical society is in need of help to bring the shop “up to snuff". the building is in need of general maintenance; i.e., roof leaks, lighting, and wiring. the largest undertaking would be to get the line shaft up and running. ferences, teaching events, and demonstrations. this will also help to bring more people to the site. the events that are scheduled on a yearly basis have been dwindling. hopefully with some umba help bringing the blacksmith shop back to life—adding on a teaching event will bring more attendance and revenue for chaplin creek and, possibly, umba. as of now, we are looking to see if members find this a worka- ble idea and how many people are willing to get involved. there is no time frame as of yet. for more information please contact brian chesh- ier at 779.245.1875. william stoudt and chris hubbard were the smiths that they are willing to let umba use the grounds and shop for con-
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 jim ribordy president (2019) 15646 county line rd south beloit, il 61080 608-295-9535 firstname.lastname@example.org hubert van de pas (2021) vice president 902 cleveland st kiel, wi 53042 920-838-0426 email@example.com andy svaboda (2019) secretary 6626 lee rd brodhead, wi 608-879-9032 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com keane paradiso (2020) 6710 s. grant hwy. marengo, il 60152 815-923-4370 firstname.lastname@example.org jeff amundson (2021) n8290 springer road, lake mills 53551 920-988-9901 email@example.com bob tuftee (2020) 21718 277th ave laclaire, ia 52753 563-349-3369 firstname.lastname@example.org james handzel (2020) 114 n. cedar st palatine, il 60067 847-359-7830 email@example.com board term expires in november of the year indicated. 18 the umba journal 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. ...an aha! moment... idea # the next one - i will be making an at- idea # the first one - starting with the next is- sue, would everyone send a picture or a word or two of a memory that they had at an umba event. you can text, email, call, and even send a letter. this would be most beneficial for the club; for our community. we need to keep the history of umba alive. tempt to visit those of you willing to give me an inter- view and/or tour of your shop. a saturday time please. available for those members who want to show and tell, and/or sell some product you make or use to further your craft. your dues go toward this; why not make the most use of it? this newsletter can be divided into thirds. i’d be willing to share the creation of this quarterly with those who want to be a part, but don’t have a lot of time to spend. idea # the one after that - this newsletter is also idea # the one following - the information in just somethin’ to chew on... “those that make the best use of their time have none to spare.” thomas fuller membership coordinator hubert van depas 920-892-2522 firstname.lastname@example.org publications / promotions velinda cheshier email@example.com website jeff amundson firstname.lastname@example.org facebook umba the upper midwest blacksmith association official group
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 19 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 most recent renewal. 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 av leclaire ia 52753 email@example.com plasma-cut blanks rose kits, leaf blanks, rosette blanks ...anything you can think of - we can cut! rick medd 563-242-2226 firstname.lastname@example.org 10/19 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 10/19 great coal at a great price! pocahontas #3 (80lbs) $30.00 michael bost 815-978-8090 10/19 rockford, il blue moon press books, dvds, cds, polish and pencils… contact judy berger 814-627-6000 email@example.com 10/19 centaur forge farrier and blacksmith supply for information or our catalog, contact us at 262.763.9175 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our store at 117 n. spring st burlington, wi 53105 00/00 gas forge parts gas forge parts and refractory prod- ucts. save money and build your own efficient atmospheric propane gas 10/19 forge www.zoellerforge.com 7509 geswein rd lanesville, in 47136 502 439-0812 blacksmith coal and coke hickman, williams & company see amazon page or contact email@example.com 10/19 10/19 smithing & anthracite coal 40 lbs bags of wv bituminous smithing coal $9/bag. by the bag or pallet. 50 lbs bags of pa anthracite coal in 4 sizes 3/8", 3/4", 1 1/2" & 3" $9.50/bag or $360/ton for a pallet or $340 in a 2000# supersack. bud's soils and grading services llcn7883 us hwy 151 fond du lac, wi 54937 920 922 2736 920 979 2705 cell firstname.lastname@example.org 10/19 tire hammer plans by clay spencer $30.00 us. send a paypal to email@example.com or check/money-order to address below. (i email pdfs outside us, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) beverly sheared blades ~~~~~~~~~~ sharpened $50, includes return postage, (extra charge for deep gaps) send in small, flat-rate box. send check or money order to: clay spencer 256-558-3658 73 penniston private drive somerville, al 35670-7013 email@example.com 10/19 used blacksmith equipment i probably have it or know where to get it. john biewer 847-404-4903 firstname.lastname@example.org 10/19 roller blade treadle hammers (clay spencer design) in stock, $1400.00 or workshops led to build these hammers. bob alexander 636-586-5350 email@example.com 00/19 coppersmithing, tinsmithing supplies historical-grade, hot-dipped tin, sheet-metal tools, solder, flux, rivets and books... barnhart-studios.com paul barnhart 641-426-5958 10/19 gene holloway 630-621-5202 mini-forge rail road spike gene henrikson 815-379-9513 firstname.lastname@example.org a one-brick forge, wrapped in 18 ga. steel for protection. standard 9" x 41/2" x 3" insulating brick. comes complete with high-pressure regu- lator, 5' high-pressure hose, brass needle- valve for precise control, adjustable tool support, and a 0-60 lbs. pressure gauge. hooks up to a 20 lbs. 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 jewelry maker. $168.00 plus $14.00 postage (in the lower 48 states). if your in need of tools, equipment, supplies or various materials - send your request to the newsletter or have it posted on our website. 10/19 tailgating opportunities are available at all umba seasonal conferences.
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the umba journal oct-dec 2019 21 upper midwest blacksmith association scholarship agreement home phone # ___________________________________________ email___________________________________________________ (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?______________________ if yes, please give details___________________________________________________________________________________________________ cell #___________________________________________________ length of class (days)__________________________ scholarship; (money & level)___________________ have you received a grant from umba in the past? yes___ no___ scholarship details 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. and/ or 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 send completed from to: hubert van de pas __________________ date __________________ date 902 cleveland st kiel, wi 53042 scholarship guidelines i. scholarships will be awarded by the schol- arship committee base on the qualifications of the applications and the availability of funds. decisions of the committee will be final. ii. the committee is to consist of three mem- bers appointed by umba president. the presi- dent will appoint one of these committee mem- bers 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 scholar- ship 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: article for the umba journal or demo. demo may be at any hammer-in event, (examples; haver- hill’s monthly hammer-in, etc.) level ii.. $201-$350. payback: article for the umba journal and demo (nov. event). level iii.. $351-$700. payback: article for umba journal and demo (nov. event) 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 scholarship committee on their payback obligations times and dates and submit the article to the news- letter editor of umba`s journal. all demonstra- tion dates must be published in the journal and be open to membership to attend. note: all monies shall be returned to umba if the scholarship recipient fails to meet these obligations.
the umba journal oct-dec 2019 22 send your submissions to: vel i nda c h es h i er umba newsletter editor, 1 032 f r a nk l in gro v e rd dix o n , il 61 0 21 - 3 920 umba jo u r na l@ g m a i l.c o m v umba@ ho t ma i l.c o m ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ f o r webs it e s u bm is s i o ns : jef f a m un ds o n v ulc a nha ndw o rk s @ g ma i l .c o m family membership: you get membership for yourself and your spouse, and any minor children living at home. you receive one newsletter. when attend- ing an umba event, you and your spouse, and any minor children living at home will be admitted. any class fees that may be required are charged to all those partici- pating in an activity if it is not included in the general event. company membership: entitles you to one membership. when you attend an event with company membership each attendee is required to pay individually. company members will be charged at member rates for conference fees, if any fees are required. any class fees that may be required are charged to all those par- ticipating in an activity if it is not included in the general event. dues are $20 per year, your renewal date is one year from the date that you join. your renewal date is printed on the ad- dress label of your umba journal, which is a quarterly publication. if you joined and don’t receive a newsletter, drop a note to hubert van de pas, member- firstname.lastname@example.org. we do mail receipts, your canceled check is your receipt. please fill out completely, even if your contact information has not changed, printing legibly, and send the check or money order payable to umba to: umba 902 cleveland street kiel, wi 53042 new member ( ) renewal ( ) 1 year [ ] 2 year [ ] your choice [ ] years ____ name:__________________________________________________________________________________________________ address:______________________________________________________________________________________________ city, state, zip:______________________________________________________________________________________ phone:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ email:______________________________________________@__________________________________________________
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volume 41 issue 4 velinda cheshier, editor 1032 franklin grove rd dixon, il 61021-3920 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 combi- nation of both. but all in all, we love what we do! we invite you to check us out at www.umba.name