Indiana Blacksmithing Association, Inc.

An Affiliate of the
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, Inc. (ABANA)


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  • NEXT MEETING: No Hammer-In in the month of August.

  • Current Newsletter

  • The ABANA 2014 Conference will held at the Delaware States Fairgrounds in Harrington, Delaware, Aug 13-16, 2014. The list of conference demonstrators is quite extraordinary.

  • Alabama Forge Council 29th Annual AFC Blacksmithing Conference, September 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Tannehill State Park in McCalla, AL. Featured Demonstrators: Jack Wheeler AND Lyle Wynn. Please check out the conference brochure.

  • Here is a little retrospective of our 2013 conference.

  • For the Curious Blacksmith:

  • A recent newspaper article about Tom Latane', one of our featured demonstrators in the 2014 IBA Annual Conference. Pepin, Wis., blacksmith achieves excellence in ironclad art. Our second featured demonstrator was Alan Kress.

  • South Bend Tribune article about IBA 2013 Rookie Blacksmith of the Year Jamie DePriest

  • At the 2013 IBA Conference in Tipton, IN, the Brotherhood of Friendly Hammermen forged a large split cross. View the video made by David Hammer.

  • Jim Claar's new power hammer.

  • Interesting video about Japanese smithing: Eric Chevallier: The Blacksmith`s Apprentice by Adam Marelli.

  • Interesting video about modern chain making: How it`s Made: Chains.


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