Join us for our next meeting that will be held on
from 10am to 3pm
in Robert, La.
Our June meeting will be a joint venture with LAMA, hosted by John Perilloux in Robert, Louisiana. This traditional meeting has been a great change of pace in years past and a rare chance to meet other smiths from around the region. To see John's shop and well manicured estate is more than worth the drive. Plan on a full day of blacksmithing, demonstration, food, and meeting new folks.
Forges will be available and feel free to bring your own if you can. If you have never seen a power hammer or hydraulic press in action, this is the meeting to attend. There will be plenty going on and John may just let you do a little work at the hammer yourself after a little instruction.
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John Perilloux demonstrated how to craft tenons with a guillotine tool at October's meeting. To read more and view videos of the demonstration, click here.
GCBA has adopted the ABANA Forging Fundamentals Controlled Hand Forging Lessons as our guide in teaching the science and art of blacksmithing to our members.
Our experienced members will serve as volunteer instructors for each of the 26 lesson plans, and we hope to teach one lesson at each meeting.
Glen Wesley, a longtime member of the Gulf Coast Blacksmith Association, has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).
As the disease progressed he began having difficulty feeding himself. He asked Sid Gale to help him design a device that would enable him to continue feeding himself without assistance.
They discussed it, made a few sketches and headed out to the shop. Discover how they designed and developed an Assisted Eating Device.
The 2012 Brian Brazeal Tool Workshop in October was a huge success. Watch as he makes tooling and forges a hammer head from round stock.
Ross was the Master Blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg from 1979 to 2004.
See our coverage of Fire in the Swamp 2012, a one-stop shop for demos on forging, iron and pewter casting, and pottery crafts.
GCBA provided demonstrations at the 2012 Arboretum Day.
A leaf key ring begins at the end of a bar.
Watch Brian Brazeal show us how it's done at our January meeting.
See Phil Love demonstrate the craft at Colonial Day, an annual event at St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie.
Students dressed in period costume and took part in various events reminiscent of early America life.
This excerpt from his upcoming book is an excellent primer on adding Repoussé and Chased items to your work.
Then enjoy a lesson on How to Shoot an Anvil 200 Feet in the Air