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Volume 21 - Page 1 of 11 July 13, 2000
Arizona Flag ABANA 2000 Conference
Flagstaff, AZ, July 13-15.
Daily Coverage of the Biggest Event in Blacksmithing
Flagstaff, AZ
Couldn't make it? Check our AnvilCAM
Each night of the conference we will netcast video we've taken during the day.

Pheonix Airport
Today at the Conference. . .We started our trip in high green summer on the East coast and landed in the arid desert of Phoenix, Arizona. It was 112°F when we arrived in early afternoon. By the time we had driven the 140 miles and 7,000 feet altitude to Flagstaff it was a comfortable 86°F. We missed the opening ceremonies and had video camera failures in BOTH cameras, but the evening air was wonderful and the demonstration by________ and _________ was entertaining. So we will try again tomarrow. . . I DID manage to get a dozen or so digital photos that I'm posting at 6:00 am (what sleep).

Click for review of Dave Manzer Video
Dave Manzer
Little Giant Video, "How to cure the Bang, Tap, Miss Blues"
Now available exclusively from!
If you have a Little Giant you NEED this video. If your Little Giant ever does the "Little Giant Hula" you REALLY need this video! Dave explains the bad behavior of many Little Giants and explains how to fix it.

Cover The Contemporary Blacksmith Dona Meilach
The Contemporary Blacksmith

Review of this beautiful new book. Come meet the author at ABANA 2000!

What does they public think? Well, Norm Larson sold out the 60 copies he took to Flagstaff in the first few hours!

Vol.1 (May-June 1998 - JYH)
Vol.2 ABANA 1998 Conf
Vol.3 Camp Fenby
Vol.4 ABANA Late
Vol. 5 PABA Edition
Vol. 6 AFC Edition
Vol. 7 Virginia Edition
Vol. 8 Thanksgiving Edition
Vol. 9 New Year's 1999 Edition
Vol. 10 1st International Edition
Vol. 11 Gichners Iron Age Antiques
Vol. 12 Spring Fling, blowing the anvil
Vol. 13 Southeast Conference Part I
Vol. 14, CanIron II, Calgary, Canada
Vol. 16, Francis Whitaker, Eternal Flame
Vol. 17, Spring 2000 Edition
Vol. 18, Bill Pieh
Vol. 19, JYH Photo Contest
Vol. 20, June 2000 Knife Smposium

ABANA 2000!

Page 2 Day 1
Page 3 Day 1
Page 4 Day 2 - JYH Event
Page 7 Chris Ray Memorial
Page 8 The Gang's all here
Page 9 - 10 iForge abana2k Slide Show

Event Coverage Insert
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Bruce Wallace and Daryl Meier discussing Nazel Pneumatic hammers as Wednesday evening winds down. By now the weather was perfect and we could have stayed up all night chatting with friends, many of whom we only see every two years.
Mark Krause wins JYH Event with Nazel type self contained hammer. Mark is selling a how-to manual from his research into the workings of the Nazel mechanism. Mark works with Toby Hickman.
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