Nov Demo Demonstrator: Michael Sobrado Induction Forges Michael Sobrado purchased his first induction forge for blacksmithing in 2009 and never looked back. He maintains that the advantages of the induction forge vastly outweigh
Demonstrator: Michael Sobrado
Michael Sobrado purchased his first induction forge for blacksmithing in 2009 and never looked back. He maintains that the advantages of the induction forge vastly outweigh the disadvantages. Michael will be demonstrating his induction forge, discuss the rudiments of coil
construction, and then proceed to forge a leafing hammer from 1” square bar using his induction forge. If there is enough interest, we may be able to organize a workshop on Sunday to make some leafing hammers.
* Registration begins at 8:00 AM, the demonstration starts at 9:00 AM.
* Registration fee: $15 for members, $20 for non-members,
* Tailgating is encouraged.
* Bring things for Iron-In-the-Hat.
NOTE: No folded tickets. Any folded tickets that are drawn will be thrown away.
* Bring things for Show-and-Tell. Don’t forget to put your name on anything you bring for Show-and-Tell.
* Lunch is on your own. There are several good restaurants in the neighborhood.
* Tailgaters, please consider donating to Iron in the Hat.
As always, safety glasses are required in the demonstration area.
Hearing protection, closed-toe shoes, and long clothes of natural fibers are recommended.
Michael is a third generation blacksmith from Rome NY. He has been enthralled with the magic of forged iron since an early age. After two
Bachelor’s degrees and a 3-year apprenticeship in his cousin’s shop, he moved to Arizona for better weather in 1998. Dragonforge Ironworks
was Officially founded in 2006, the same year Michael started teaching blacksmithing at the Mesa Arts Center and Mesa Community College.
In 2016 Michael started teaching Engineering at Arizona State University in addition to teaching blacksmithing at his shop in Mesa. He
worked in the teaching tent at the 2016 ABANA Conference and has taken several classes with Mark Aspery. He has done several AABA
demos and written a few articles for The Anvil’s Horn.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mesa Community College