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10 days to the Fall Conference

The count down continues to the PBA Fall Conference. Big events are planned for the PBA fall conference like the iron in the hat auction. Bring an item you would like to donate to the club to be auctioned off at noon during lunch on Sunday. The proceeds of the auction goes to fund future events of the PBA. Everyone is invited to attend the board meeting at 7 AM on Saturday where four ne board members will be added to the board. This is your chance to become the next board member and help shape the future of our club. Sundays lesson will be hot forging, chasing and repoussé From Wikipedia, Repoussé or repoussage is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing. While repoussé is used to work on the reverse of the metal to form a raised design on the front, chasing is used to refine the design on the front of the work by sinking the metal. The term chasing is derived from the noun “chase”, which refers to a groove, furrow, channel or indentation. The adjectival form is “chased work”. The techniques of repoussé and chasing utilise the plasticity of metal, forming shapes by degrees. There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is stretched locally and the surface remains continuous. The process is relatively slow, but a maximum of form is achieved, with one continuous surface of sheet metal of essentially the same thickness. Direct contact of the tools used is usually visible in the result, a condition not always apparent in other techniques, where all evidence of the working method is eliminated. Bring your tools and try this out 2015 Fall Conference Registration Form GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN NOW, you can register the day of the conference but help us out by registering early. 2015 FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM Saturday and Sunday OCTOBER 17 & 18, 2015 Heather McLeary – DEMONSTRATOR (See Information above p. 1) Location: Art Push’s shop (3466 County Road 29, Kennard NE 68034) (402-427-7417, ) Must be a PBA member to attend. Dues of $15.00 at time of registration if not current for end of 2015!* Registrant’s Name(s) ____________________________ ______________________ Address(es) ______________________ _______________________ ______________________ _______________________ Phone(s) # ______________________ _______________________ E-Mail address(es)_____________________ _______________________ TWO-DAY CONFERENCE, OCT. 17 & 18 Saturday and Sunday $50.00 X #_______ attending = $__________ Saturday Pizza Dinner $15.00 X # _______ attending = $__________ One day Saturday Oct. 4 $30.00 X # _______ attending = $ _________ One day Sunday Oct. 5 $30.00 X # _______ attending = $ _________ PBA Dues*Up to date $15.00 X # _______ Memberships = $__________ TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSES WITH THIS FORM $ _________ *If current dues date is after 12/2015 may postpone paying dues at this time. Lunches will be arranged by PBA, PAY at the meal $5.00 A Spouse and minor dependents are free to the demonstration. I plan to bring tailgate items to sell. Yes ____ I will camp at Arts Shop Yes _____ I can help Friday night if needed Yes ______ Yes, I can help close Sunday afternoon late. Yes _______ For information contact Elmo Diaz (402-680-9626) evenings and weekend or e-mail to elmodiaz@hotmail.com Mail Registration form and fees to Prairie Blacksmith’s Association, % Clarence Mertins, 1986 Mckelvie Rd Seward NE 68434-8069 BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION TWO DAY – LIMITED SPACE MONDAY AND TUESDAY OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2015 Heather McLarty – INSTRUCTOR (See Information above p. 1) Art Push’s shop (3466 County Road 29, Kennard NE 68034) (402-427-7417, ) Students should arrange to have tools to use for the workshop. Needed will be forge, anvil, hammers, tongs, hardie tools, chisels, punches, and files, bending wrenches and forks, Iron will be arranged by PBA. Lodging and meals are not provided. Students will set up equipment Monday morning, Oct. 19, for Class time to be announced at the Conference, Sunday. Classes will run Monday and Tuesday. Blacksmithing activity Monday night to be determined at workshop. STUDENTS ARE TO BE PBA MEMBERS WITH DUES UP TO DATE THRU CURRENT YEAR 2015 $15.00/ YEAR REGISTRANT NAME ___________________________ ________________________________ PHONE _____________________ _________________________ ADDRESS _____________________ _________________________ _____________________ _________________________ TWO DAY WORKSHOP, OCT. 19 & 20 TEN TO FIFTEEN SPACES AVAILABLE IN WORKSHOP/DAY MONDAY AND TUESDAY $100.00 X # _______attending = $____________ (There will be an observation fee, to be announced) ONE DAY, MONDAY Oct. 19 $65.00 X # ________attending = $ ___________ ONE DAY, TUESDAY Oct. 20 $65.00 X # ________attending = $ ___________ CURRENT DUES –PBA $15.00 X # ________attending = $ ___________ TOTAL = $ ___________ Meals will be on your own, at local cafe, or arranged by group in class. Mail Registration form and fees to Prairie Blacksmith’s Association, % Clarence Mertins, 1986 Mckelvie Rd Seward NE 68434-8069 PARTICIPATION LIABILITY WAIVER FOR TWO DAY PBA FALL CONFERENCE, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 & 18 and/or TWO DAY BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP, MONDAY AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2015. Included is a check for my registration in the PBA conference and/or workshop. Please enroll me herein. I accept the rules and requirements necessary. I also understand that blacksmithing is potentially dangerous and that the Prairie Blacksmith Association or any of its members or any of its demonstrators/instructors will not be held responsible for my personal safety or well being: NAME: (Print) __________________________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________________ THIS WAIVER, COMPLETED AND SIGNED IS TO BE PRESENTED TO PBA TREASURER TO ATTEND THE 2015 PBA FALL CONFERENCE, — SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 17 & 18; AND/OR WORKSHOP– MONDAY AND TUESDAY, OCT. 19 & 20.
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