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Volume 26 - Page 1 of 15 June 26, 2002
June 2002, ABANA Conference
Photos by Spencer Meffert, Chinese SPAM, More. . .
Railroad rail gongs - Photo by Spencer Meffert The ABANA Conference was held in LaCross, WI June 5th to June 8th this year and organized by the ABANA board rather than a volunteer Chapter.
The event, held on the campus of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, was distributed across five pavilions, Japanese, European, International, American Traditional and The American Contemporary Pavilion.
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This is the third ABANA conference covered in the anvilfire NEWS!
Our first was in Asheville, NC in 1998 were we and Grant Sarver of OffCenter products demonstrated our junk yard hammers. We covered the CanIronII conference in Calgary Canada in 1999 and our second ABANA conference in Flagstaff, AZ in 2000. At Flagstaff we attempted to bring live daily images and video from the conference but failed due to equipment failures and lack of money. For the current ABANA conference we had someone take photos for us. See the previous anvilfire NEWS for the details of why we did not attend this year.

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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
Vol. 24, June 2001 ABANA vs. SERBC, Southeast Conf
Vol. 25, May 2002 Camp Fenby, ABASA, CanIronIII

SPAM and Cyber Terrorism FAQ
Event Coverage Insert
Web Page Adoption Insert
Machine Design List

Page 2 ABANA, Chinese SPAM
Pages 3 - 5  ABANA Mästermyer Project
Pages 6 - 9  ABANA Masterpiece Lock
Page 11  ABANA More Sights!
Pages 12 - 14 ABANA Japanese Smiths
Page 15  Future Events

CanIron IV has a new web site. The CanIron commitee has registered the URL and established a new web site.
Barney the Blacksmith, North Bay, Ontario, Canada is trying to organize a Hammer-In at the North Bay Farmers Market. See Page 15 space
Les franšais Deutsche Italiano Espa˝oles English
Chinese Hammers and SPAM OPEN LETTER TO CHINA:
Most of you reading this have probably recieved SPAM from the AnYang Forging Press Machinery Company of China using the address,,, Every month for the past year or more I have gotten seven copies of their SPAM. Every month for a year I have responded to their SPAM and asked to be removed from their mailing lists. And the SPAM keeps coming. . .

Not only are these folks SPAMers they are bad at it. They send the SAME poorly written letter over and over. Several times they have sent SPAM pointing to their web site when it was no longer on-line. They have sent viruses attached to their SPAM. They have sent empty SPAM. Responses to their SPAM have bounced.

I have written to these folks over and over offering help, explaining how SPAM alienates people. I have offered them advertising space and assistance with their web-site. There has been no response, the SPAM keeps coming.

The low quality of their SPAM and their methods make them look stupid and puts them in the same class as Nigerian scammers. This reflects poorly on China as a nation.

I asked James Cosgrove of Striker Tool Company about the situation. The first thing he wants everyone to know is that Striker DOES NOT do business with the AnYang company.
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