The 9th Annual Combo-Demo: Blacksmithing Demonstration & Metal Arts Exhibition
FINAL DEMONSTRATOR LINEUP
2019 COMBO-DEMO February 16, 2019 Steephollow Forgeworks Bryan, Tx
The Combo-Demo will feature 2 smiths in the morning and 2 after lunch.
The morning session will start with Richard Epting and Cowboy Symanski explaining and forging a Damascus billet and forging a knife. They will end their session by talking about heat treatment of knives.
After lunch, Sam Fontenot will be working with copper and steel to create a number of items for home décor.
Also, Matt Porhorelsky will be using forge welding techniques to create a number of items.
Not to mention the Iron Smelt outside next to a tent that will have volunteer blacksmiths doing short demos for those that can not squeeze inside.
Several Forged in Fire Winners and contestants will at this year's event. They may do a brief demo and a panel discussion for those interested in sharp pointy things. Come meet these Texas Knife makers who have participated in one of the most watched shows on TV.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Metals artists are welcome to participate by bringing their artwork for exhibition! Some of our exhibitors include:
yeaITION ITEM for 2019 Combo-Demo
The competition item for this year's Combo-Demo is a bottle opener. Everyone can make a bottle opener and we hope this means there will be many more entries than usual. And since we anticipate a lot more participation there will be 3 categories meaning 3 winners. The categories are:
*Animal head---this should be obvious
*Free style opener---any style, size, color, theme
*Non ferrous---copper, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze
Enter in one category or enter in all 3.
Enter as many as you want in each category.
First it has to work and then it just has to be the best. Half the fun is just competing with your friends.
Thanks to Lyle Wynn and Thomas Shumate for images of possible openers.
Past Competition Items
When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8 AM - 5 PM
Where: Steephollow Forgeworks
The Event is FREE to all attendees but book your classes before they fill up!
2019 COMBO-DEMO VENDOR LIST
The 2019 Combo-Demo will have a record number of vendors. Here is the list as of now. More will be added.
*JACKPINE FORGE- Hammers and more hammers-Nathan Robertson
*Gizmos Fabrications-Propane Forges
*Anyang Power HammersUSA- Power Hammers and Forging Presses[James Johnson will be bringing a 25 ton forging press] anyangusa.net
*Texas Farriers Supply- Anvils, Tongs, Coal, Knife supplies,
*Matt Marti- forging hammers and sledges
*Bounty Forge and Steel Wool-Blacksmith items from their forge
*Blacksmithtools on Instagram- Andrew Alexander always brings the best used tools available
*Mark Ling Blacksmith-Coke, Tools
*Terry Dunn-Exotic and Stabilized wood for Knife scales
*To The Point-Knife Sharpening Service
*Two Basterds Tx Smithy& Supplies- Recyled Hammers and tools
*Stringbean AKA Ricard Lowery- Used Blacksmithing Equipment
*Estes Forge- Terry Estes- Used and improved Anvils, leg vises, Swage Blocks, amd More
*Blackhawk Forge and Mill- Blacksmith Tools and Custom cut wood
*Goodwin Homestead- Broom Maker and Fiber artist
*Erthy Pottery-Original every day use Pottery
*Jake Sewell- Tomahawk Maker- Jake will bring a throwing cage to learn how to throw a tomahawk.
*Huse Knives- James Huse custom Knives
*Epting Knives- Ricahrd Epting is also a Demonstrator
*Phenix Knives- Cowboy Symanski Is also a Demonstrator
If you are a Vendor and plan to attend please give us a call and we will include you on this list.
The 9th annual Combo-Demo will be February 16, 2019 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 16, 2019
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 Hammer Making Blacksmithing Classes
Day-long classes with Lyle Wynn and Stan Bryant
Mississippi Forge council
Monday 2/11/19-- Friday 2/15/19 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
The live music at lunchtime will once again feature Joey Mcgee. Joey is a hard working local musician who is quickly gaining regional and national attention every day.
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 email@example.com 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!
Beginner Class Descriptions
Cost $175 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.