ALERT: As of now, all 2020 PAABA Events are cancelled.  If that changes, members will be emailed.   Details Below!!!                            

Our Gift to you...

2020 PAABA Calendars


To PAABA Members,

The PAABA Executive committee have made a decision to cancel all 2020 Meetings.  We believe this is in the best interest of our members.




Looking Ahead:


May 16 -  Brad Weber’s – 9:00, Always a great time! Come to see a FABULOUS shop and home!

May 23 - Community Service Day at Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop

June  3-6 ABANA Conference, Saratoga New York, Washington Fair Grounds.

June 20 - Compass Inn Museum Hands-On

July 18 - Little Giant III Workshop at Country Fab in Ambridge

August 8 - PABA & The Center for Metal Arts Hosts in Johnstown. Meet members from the Pennsylvania Blacksmith Association in Johnstown and see the BIG hammer in action!  FREE with an Auction Item, or Iron in the Hat item, or money to spend!

August TBD - PAABA Event at Steel Welding, Host: John Steel

September  18,19,20 – SOFA    SOFA is Cancelled for 2020

October 10 - Country Fab Starts 9am.  Where you will want to see Dave Collier present his blacksmithing skills!  He will show you how to make some botanical elements in the morning you can apply to your work and in the afternoon will teach you how to forge weld.  There are lots of smiths that can forge weld, but there are few that actually know “how to teach” forge welding, not just “show” but actually teach this skill. 

Dave will cover all the necessary steps to be successful. Bring a notebook, safety glasses, a pen and your undivided attention!

The day will include: Bob's BBQ Lunch, Auction, great demo!  PAABA Meeting,  Host: Bob Pickens


November 7 - Steve Kontaxes’ Shop Demonstrator – Todd Andrews. Learn about Cable Damascus and more! Annual “Chilifest”, Auction, PAABA Meeting, and more!







Care to Get Involved?
We are seeking & updating our demonstrators' list.  Would you like to demonstrate at community days in your area?
You will need:
  • A portable forge
  • And your Own Set-up...
(and if you don't have one and are still interested, we can work with you.)
Contact an officer:
John Steel 412-855-6511
Dave Simmons 330-385-1393
Steve Kontaxes 412-691-0173
Chris Holt 412-741-6171
Check this page frequently as we add more information as it becomes available.  See you soon at a Hammer-In!