Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild

Earlier this month we hosted the August meeting of the local blacksmith guild, the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild. This was our second time hosting this fantastic group of local enthusiasts. As usual, we had a great time hanging with this crowd!

For his first demonstration of the day, Kyle showed off his technique for creating forged vessels on the fly press. When he invited the group to try their hand at it, local blacksmith and artist Tom Chenowith gave it a shot (middle bottom photo). Photos by Bruce Manson. Click on photos for larger versions. 

Later Kyle demonstrated some repousee techniques. He created two different flower styles using these techniques. Dishing out the flower on the stump to add some dimension is always an exciting and fiery moment! Photos by Bruce Manson.

Photos by Phoenix Handcraft

For more pictures of this meeting, check out the CVBG Facebook page. Thanks for a fun day, gang! See you in October for the second annual RVA MakerFest