Schedule

Thirty- Seventh Annual New England Bladesmiths Guild

Ashokan Seminar – 2018

 Friday, September 28

2:00                Gates open, registration, and check in lodging areas                                       Lobby

4:00-5:00       Set up forges in demo areas                                                                     Pavilion and tent

5:00-6:00       “Happy Hour” reception                                                                                          Lobby

6:00-7:00       Buffet Dinner

7:00-7:15       Introduction                                                                                                               Lecture

7:15 – 8:30    Integral Blade Forging – Nick Rossi                                                                     Pavilion

8:30-12:00     Open Forge/Blade Forging Lessons – Herb Kettell                                           Pavilion

Saturday, September 29

8:00 – 9:00     Breakfast

8:30- Check in for day guests                                                                                                        Lobby

9:00 – 10:00   Gas Forge Design, Safety, and Efficiency – Rob “Deker” Dekelbaum           Lecture

10:00 – 12:00 Coal Forges, Making Tongs and Forge Welding – Sam Salvati                      Tent

12:00 – 1:00  Chasing The Perfect Edge: What’s New in Abrasives – Howard Schechter Lecture

1:00 – 2:00     Lunch

2:00 – 3:00     Centrifugal Casting – Page Steinhardt                                                                Tent

3:00 – 4:00     Blade Grinding – Nick Rossi                                                                                 Tent

4:00 – 5:00     Comparing Big Blades: Bowie vs Kukri vs Tactical Tomahawk – Bill McGrath  Lecture

5:00 – 6:00     Making Mokume – Delbert Ealy                                                                            Lecture

6:00 – 7:00     Dinner

7:00 – 8:00     Bending and Busting Steel – Kevin Cashen and Tim Zowada                      Lecture

8:00 – 9:00     Heat Treatment – Rob “Deker” Dekelbaum                                                        Pavilion

9:00 – 12:00  Open Forge/Blade Forging Lessons – Herb Kettell                                           Pavilion

 

Sunday, September 30

8:00 – 9:00     Breakfast

Check out from lodging areas before 10:00!

9:00 – 9:45    Not Just A Big Knife: Basic Sword Design Concepts – Dan Maragni           Lecture

10:00 – 12:00 Knife Display and Show                                                                            Dining Hall

12:00 – 1:00   Lunch

1:00 – Pack up and clean up demo areas

2:00 –  Departure