Damascus Billet Demo
with Mitch Wilkins
Conroe knife maker and jeweler Mitch Wilkins will demo how he makes damascus billets for his knives at Robert Killbuck's shop in Magnolia on Saturday May 15. Robert has a newly painted 50 Lb power hammer that he has been renovating and is eager to put it to work. He invited his friend Mitch Wilkins to show us how to do this. Mitch will also work on the anvil and treadle hammer.
If you plan to attend, please send me an email Richard Boswell to help us plan the food list (small donation required).
When & Where :
Saturday, May 15
10727 Crestwater Circle in Magnolia
Here is the Agenda:
8:00 Sign In and Setup :
9:00 HABA Meeting
9:30 Begin Demo
Noon Lunch available on site
Noon Thirty Special Auction
1:00 Demos continue
5:00 or later Pack and clean up
More info can be found at these web sites :
Didymium Safety Glasses
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What to Bring
Bring safety glasses with side shields. This is a requirement!
Bring a chair to sit in.
HABA Members are invited to bring their forges with your anvil, vice, and tools to work on projects.
You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings! Bring a Guest!
Bring your Membership Dues if you want to work at a forge and are not a current Member !
Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Here are some photos from the demo. Click to enlarge....
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