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Volume 24 - Page 1 of 16 May 29, 2001
Boots 7 Chapters
Over Anvil Shoot!
Southeast Regional
Blacksmiths Conference

Virus Hits Blacksmith Community

Photo (c) 2001 Randal Guess, The Shot heard around the world!
Texas legal dispute over boundry right of way kills July 4th event.
Organizer and maker of the anvil, Ray Davis, sadly annouced today (Sunday July 1):

"We were planning on having a hammer-in /unveiling on the 4th of July at Lake Palestine Texas at our new shop, construction was halted because of boundry line disputes, Frontier Forge regrets this action but it is beyond our control"
THE ANVIL Shooting Controversy
Has reached an all time high. Last October the ABANA (Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America) led by board president Doug Learn announced that ABANA would no longer tolerate chapters breaking ABANA rules and holding Anvil Shoots at blacksmithing conferences. The controversy surrounded current board member Tim Ryan's insistance that FABA (Florida Artist Blacksmith Association) was an independent corporate entity and had its own insurance covering its events and ABANA had no right to dictate what FABA or other chapters did at their conferences.

FABA President Patty Draper had asked for insurance documentation from ABANA stating the insurance companies position on anvil shoots and the apparent refusal of those documents. Continued. . . Page 10

Machine Design magazine lists anvilfire! as a valuable resource. In both the January print and on-line edition of Machine Design, anvilfire was listed as a valuable resource for designers and engineers.

This is not the first time the International press has reported on anvilfire. In December 1999 we were written about in the New York Times and has also been referenced in Mother Earth News.

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Dona Meilach Press Release

The deadline for photos for Dona's next book, Fireplace Accessories has been extended to August 1, 2001. space

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
Vol. 21, ABANA 2000!
Vol. 22, October 2000 ABANA vs. FABA
Vol. 23, April 2001 Kiwi Case, Spring Fling

Event Coverage Insert
Web Page Adoption Insert
Machine Design List
Dona Meilach Press Release NEW

Page 2  Southeast Conference
Page 10  ABANA vs. Chapters
Page 14  Final Words - CSI
Page 15  E-Mail Virus & Hoaxes
Page 16  Chapters Addendum NEW

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E-Mail Virus hits blacksmith community
On Saturday May 26, I recieved a virus generated e-mail with attachment from a trusted friend. It looked suspicious so I didn't open it. Then I recieved a similar mail from another contact and then another. On running a virus scan on the files it was determined
Continued. . . space
CanIron III June 29 - July 1 2001 - Click for details WAS
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