Indiana Blacksmithing Association, Inc.

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

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  • Next Meetings:

  • One of the key items for the upcoming business meeting (March 18, 2023) is the filling of board of director positions. Every year two positions come up for election. This year Aaron Baker and Bill Corey terms are expiring. Bill Corey, Rob Hough and Josh Sampson have expressed interest in serving on the board. Page 9 of the February Forge Fire Newsletter contains this year's ballot. Mark your ballot and return to Steve King by March 17.

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  • 9:30 AM is the regular meeting time for IBA Hammer-Ins with beginner training available at 9:00 AM unless otherwise noted. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ASK FOR HELP!


  • For those of us who enjoyed the Forged in Fire shows during the last two years, History Channel is now airing season #3 episodes on Tuesdays at 9E/8C o'clock.


  • The IBA has created a Facebook group designed to encourage INFORMAL COMMUNICATION among our members and among all people interested in blacksmithing.The Facebook group name is "Indiana Blacksmithing Association (IBA)". Please feel free to "Join" the group on Facebook. It is a public group so anyone can join and post to it. In your posts, please be respectful of others. Please feel free to post photographs or create photo albums that relate to the mission of the IBA. FORMAL COMMUNICATION about the activities of the IBA and our newsletters can still be found at this web site.

  • 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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  • Happy New Year to all!
    Bill Kendrick
       Newsletter editor
       1280 N 900 W
       Seymour, IN 47274
    Larry Rosentrader
       8715 E. 375 N
       Churubusco, IN 46723-9501
    Farrel Wells
       Treasurer and Membership Chairman
       8235 E. 499 S
       Dunkirk, IN 47336-8807
       (765)768-6235 (H)
       (765)768-6247 (O/Fax)
    Brad Weaver
       Awards Chairman
       2703 South Water Plant Road
       Westport, IN 47283
       (812) 371-8674

  • The IBA wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.