The 8th Annual Combo-Demo: Blacksmithing Demonstration & Metal Arts Exhibition
Metals artists are welcome to participate by bringing their artwork for exhibition! Some of our exhibitors include:
This year’s competition item is a "Champagne Cork ". Champagne corks have a distinctive shape. The cork can be any size. Start now and create your masterpiece! Enter it before noon February 17th at Steephollow Forgeworks. This friendly competition is always incredible for its varied entries. The winner will be crowned “The Best of the Best (for one year)."
Past Competition Items
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 AM - 5 PM
Where: Steephollow Forgeworks
The Event is FREE to all attendees but book your classes before they fill up!
The 8th annual Combo-Demo will be February 17, 2018 at Steephollow Forgeworks in Bryan, Texas. This celebration of Blacksmithing…….a combined meeting of all the clubs in Texas and Louisiana, will feature “up and comers” and old reliable smiths. This one-day event free-of-charge will also include an iron smelt, tailgating, vendors, live music, food, art displays, live and silent auctions. Come early or stay late. Artists are welcome to display, sell, or promote their work. The public is invited to come see what Blacksmithing is all about. Blacksmithing is not dead it’s ALIVE at Steephollow Forgeworks February 17, 2018
An iron smelt led by Richard DelaHoussaye from Louisiana will begin on Friday with the construction of the furnace. The smelt will be scheduled to be finished by 4pm Saturday. If you would like to be involved, just let us know.
Vendors like James Johnson with Anyang Hammers will have one of his hammers available for a test drive (he is also a Chili Forge dealer) and Richard Epting- knife maker. Eptingknives.com. Also, www.texasfarriersupply.com
There will be a large amount of used blacksmithing equipment available by dealers from Austin and Kansas. There will be dozens anvils and vices, hundreds of tongs and hardy tools, and several mechanical hammers. Forges and blowers, swage blocks and hammers.
February Blacksmithing Classes
Day-long classes with Lyle Wynn and Stan Bryant
Mississippi Forge council
Monday 2/12/18 -- Friday 2/16/18 will be hammer making classes. Make a 2-3 pound rounding forging hammer. Participants will work in pairs, striking with sledge hammers for each other to forge a hammer. Lyle Wynn and Stan Bryant are full time teachers from "The Tools to Make the Tools Blacksmithing School" in Mendenhall, Mississippi. They come to Steephollow Forgeworks once a year to offer these classes. Don't miss this oppurtunity to learn from 2 of the best instructors in the United States.
All classes are $175 plus tax/student. The hammer classes are going fast. Reserve your spot here or call us at 979-776-2864.
Live Music @ Noon
This year we're going Country & Western with live music by Brice Woolard of the Brice Woolard Band! Brice is a farrier and musician based in the Brazos Valley (Texas). Check out their website and come see them Feb. 18th.
Blacksmith Classes Taught by Jeff Lee
Visit the online store to sign up and pay for classes. Find your class, enter your info and we will see you soon!
Call us at 979-776-2864 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all other inquiries
There are very few places in Texas to learn the art of blacksmithing. We look forward to hosting you in our shop to pass on the knowledge we have gained through our study and practice.
Classes Coming Up!
March 2018 April 2018 May 2018
Beginner Class Descriptions
Cost $150 plus tax
Standing at anvil
Long and short tapers
These techniques will be used to make leaf shapes and a horsehead bottle opener. Materials provided and we will take a one hour break for lunch.