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Reporting LIVE! from Asheville, NC - June 1998!
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Hammers at 30 paces! Which machine will survive? We will report it here LIVE! and direct from the ABANA conference in Asheville, NC! EC-JYH Supplement
NOW an OFFICIAL ABANA EVENT to be held Saturday, June 20th!
JYH west West Coast JYH
Built from a six cylinder engine, RR rail and assorted junk. Designed and built by Grant Sarver. This low budget machine cost less than $200 to build. The guru says its going to trash itself!
JYH prelim drawing East Coast JYH
Built from an auto rear axle, RR rail and assorted junk. Designed and built by Jock Dempsey the anvilfire guru. Cost unknown but its going to have to be cheap! The opposition says the shock linkage won't work.
Josh Greenwood
Joshua Greenwood
Josh Greenwood to demonstrate the East Coast JYH! One of the top architectural blacksmiths in the U.S. He was the 1984 recipient of the Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Craftsman's award for "Outstanding Work in Architectural Metal". He has three railings in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC and is a graduate of Stanford University. Currently Josh is developing hydropower projects but still works in his blacksmith shop often. Josh testing the EC-JYH!
What is a JYH? - A Junk Yard Hammer. The idea started during a discussion on another blacksmith's forum about building your own power hammer. Grant Sarver came up with the name and Jim "Paw Paw" Wilson coined the term JYH. Grant Sarver and myself set about defining . . . continued LIVE! From Asheville? Well, as live as we can over the net without a satelite uplink! Several times a day during the ABANA convention we will upload images and text to this page. In the evenings we will host live chat sessions. If you can't be there this will be the next best thing and you won't have to wait months for a newsletter!
May 1st / June 12th, 1998 - Print and distribute.
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