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Hands On Workshop With Randy Mcdaniel
Friday, July 17, 2015, 9:00 AM until Sunday, July 19, 2015, 5:00 PM
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Hydraulic Blacksmithing with Randy McDaniel
For years now Frank Turley has thought of the ironworkers on Industrial Road in Santa Fe as "hydraulic blacksmiths". Let's prove him right and deepen our understanding of exactly this way of working. Two long weekends in the summer with acclaimed author Randy McDaniel who is a notorious hydraulic smith himself. If you have liked the three decades of SWABA you will love the New Mexico Artist Blacksmith Association. With this event help us kick off a new chapter in our Southwest blacksmiths community and a new chapter for ABANA!
Randy will present a 3 day master workshop from July 17 to July 19 on the use of hydraulic forging press for creating works of art in steel, bronze, copper and titanium. This is a hands-on workshop and participants will be using several presses under Randy's direction to create artistic works. Randy will demonstrate and present material from his recent book "Hydraulic Forging Press for the Blacksmith" and will discuss his artistic inspiration, tooling and techniques. Cost for attending the workshop is $300 in advance plus material costs (copper and bronze will be available, participants can also bring their own). The workshop will be open for observers during the morning of each day ($25 daily fee) but otherwise limited to 10 students who will be working in Helmut's shop.