Indiana Blacksmithing Association, Inc.

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


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  • NEXT MEETING: September 20, 2014, HAMMER-IN, Whitewater Valley Blacksmiths. At the home of Jimmy Dean, 3104 Seeley Road Cedar Grove, IN 47016. For more information call Keith Hicks at 765-914-6584. Directions: Coming from the west on I-74, exit 164. Turn Left (north) onto Indiana state road 1 toward St. Leon about 6 miles turn Right onto U.S. Hwy 52 4.1 mi. turn left onto Elkhorn Rd. 1.8 mi. turn Right. onto Mueller Rd.0.1 mi. road changes to Seeley road 0.8mi. arrive at 3104 Seeley road. It'''s easy!

  • Current Newsletter

  • 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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