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Maximizing Your Power Hammer Demo

Posted by bighornforge on February 23, 2011


“Maximizing Your Power Hammer”

Note: The image above is only to show what type of hammer will be used for this demo, not an advertisement for the hammer.

When: Saturday, March 26th
Time: 8:30 AM to 6PM
Where: Bighorn Forge, Inc.
4190 Badger Rd.
Kewaskum, WI 53040
Cost: $20 to $25
Demonstrator: Steve Parker, Illinois

This will be a demonstration as to how to make the most of your power hammer in everyday situations. Steve Parker, from Illinois, is an industrial blacksmith, who has studied with long time power hammer guru Clifton Ralph.

Steve was a featured demonstrator at last year’s ABANA Conference in Memphis, TN.

Steve will demonstrate how to make tongs, how to use spring dies, and much more using everyday tooling, or easy to make tooling in the shop. Much of what you will see can be applied to other aspects of your forging.

The power hammer used for the demo is a Sahinler SM-50, with a 110 lb. ram. Though your hammer may not be of this type, likely much of the procedures demo’d can be applied to your hammer.

I will also provide an antique iron disply, featuring works by Cyril Colnik, (1871-1958) Colnik, from Austria, made Milwaukee his home in 1894. If you have never been to “Villa Terrace Art Museum” in Milwaukee, you may wish to go while here to see two fine galleries of Colnik’s works, including his famous “Masterpiece” (See more on Colnik by checking out the pages and the other entries in the upper right portion of this page.) I will also have other decorative items displayed, as well as tools, locks, and more.

Cost will depend on the attendance, so the more folks that show for this event, the less it will cost. Most of the proceeds will go to Steve’s expences, and to cover the cost of the demo. I am not wishing to make a profit on this event, simply providing a service.

Bighorn Forge is located in rural Kewaskum, about 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. Kewaskum is on Hwy. 45.

Contact me if you wish to attend by emailing me at bighornforge@frontier.com I will then let you know if there is a spot available for you, and send you a registration flier, directions, and lodging info.

Hope to see you in March.

….Dan Nauman

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