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Cyber Smiths Int.
Edition 39 - Page 1 of 12 August 18, 2005
Happy Birthday Uri Hofi!
Power Hammer School, The HOFI System.
Uri Hofi turns a young 70 years of age today.

anvilfire guru talks with Uri Hofi I recently spent a week with Uri Hofi at the Power Hammer School in Mooresville, NC. The following . . .

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The HOFI system of blacksmithing is a method of ergonomic use of hand tools and teaching of forging elements Continued on Page 3

Mooresville, NC USA Uri Hofi at power hammer school. The ear mark of a fine school is preparation . . .

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Morganton, NC USA A visit to BigBLU Manufacturing Company. Hammers ready to ship! This is typical of what you will find any time you visit. These don't include two in the paint booth and the three the shop uses!

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Cover The Revolutionary Blacksmith The Revolutionary Blacksmith
The historical fiction blacksmith romance by Jim Paw-Paw Wilson is now in print.

Book Review

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 Southeast Conf
Vol. 25, May 2002 Camp Fenby, ABASA, CanIronIII
Vol. 26, June 2002 ABANA Conference
Vol. 27, September 2002 Epps Hammer-In
Vol. 28, Spring 2003 Events
Vol. 29, May 2003 WV Armour-In
Vol. 30, Southeast Conference
Vol. 31, 2003 SOFA Quad State Event
Vol. 32, 2004 NC-ABANA * Hammerfest
Vol. 33, 2004 WV Armour-In
Vol. 34, July 2004 ABANA Conference
Vol. 35, Power Hammer School, SOFA
Edt. 36, Bill Gichner passes, Keenjunk closes
Edt. 37, Costa Rican Blacksmithing
Edt. 38, Jim Paw-Paw Wilson passes

Page 2   Hofi and Education
Page 3   Elements from the System
Page 4  The Hofi System
Page 5  Power Hammer School
Page 6  July 31 class
Page 8  Benard Pelletier demo
Page 9  Advanced Hofi Class
Page 10  Saturday Night Demo
Page 11  Filming the NEW HOFI video
Page 12  Details of Student Pieces

Event Coverage Insert
Web Page Adoption Insert
Machine Design List

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NEW! Video
Dave Manzer
"Power Hammer Tooling and Techniques"
Now available exclusively from!
VHS, DVD and PAL format available.

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Uri Hofi Blacksmithing
School - Israel trip
Dean Curfman of Big BLU Hammer Mfg Co. is organizing a trip to spend a week with Uri Hofi at his school in Israel. Don't miss this once in a life time adventure in learning.
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Iĺm writing to let you all know about something new and exciting that is going on in Nicaragua. This coming fall. . . See for details.
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Frank Turley, presenter. Click for more information
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