Second Biennial Upper Midwest Regional Blacksmithing Conference
June 11-13, 1999
Thresherman's Park, Pontiac, Illinois

Plan to attend what promises to be one of the best Conferences of the season!

The Demonstrators are some of today's finest blacksmiths, and they are prepared to share skills & techniques you will be able to take back to your shop

and use immediately. From novice to professional, this Conference will provide education, friendship, & growth as a Blacksmith as together we work to promote our craft. Tailgating, Gallery, Vendors, Auctions, & Iron in the Hat!

Friday…Registration opens 8 a.m. Conference begins 1 p.m., ends 3 p.m. Sunday


Friday -- Billy Merritt -- Knifemaker
Friday Night - Marty Benjamin -- Glass Blower
Don R. Neuenschwander -- Fold Forming

Saturday & Sunday

Chuck Hawes--Welton, IL. Demonstrating Knives--

Doug Merkel

"Blacksmith Meets the Machinist"

Wayne Evert --Loose Sand Casting

ABANA Teaching Station for Beginner's Class

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