may, 2016

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Event Details

Doug Thompson, Harold Hilborn & Kevin Potter

The shop on 18th Street houses areas for machining, metal fabrication, sheet metal work, and forging.

Doug will demonstrate some interesting fabrication techniques. This will include the use of large shears, brakes, rolls, and bending equipment. Bending techniques will include the use ofHossfeld benders and heating techniques to ensure that the bends occur where you want them. He will also demonstrate a shim/build system that he has designed to make welding quicker and more efficient. Beyond this, Doug will demonstrate enameling and his technique for forging a flower. If you are on the forged side of the “forged vs. fabricated” discussion, Doug noted that many of the things he learned as a fabricator have improved his forging skills.

Harold will do a presentation on welding for hobbyists and artist blacksmiths. He will cover basic welding theory, power sources ( Several will be on display to demonstrate with.), welding processes, carbon arc gouging, other cutting processes and selecting the correct filler metal for your projects. If time permits there may be some hands-on work, so bring your favorite hood, safety gear, and a note pad.

Kevin will demonstrate how machining can be useful to blacksmiths. There may be a chance to get some
hands-on machining experience too.

Gates open 8am.  Demo starts at 9am

Registration: $15 for members, $20 for non-members

Lunch is on your own
Tailgaters welcome
Bring Iron-In-the-Hat and Show and Tell items

Remember Iron In the Hat
Thanks to all of you who have participated in Iron In The Hat. By purchasing tickets and donating items, you help support AABA events and projects. Items for donation can be a tool, piece of art, something you don’t utilize in your shop, a great book, t-shirt, hat… something an AABA member would enjoy.  Thanks for your continued support.


All Day (Saturday)


Potter House

1934 East 18th Street, Tucson, AZ

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