I enjoy many hobbies such as amateur radio, metalworking, welding and blacksmithing. I am a member of ABANA and the California Blacksmith Association and teach blacksmithing for CBA members in my home shop. I am currently the secretary of the California Blacksmith Association and have held the offices of President and Education Chair. As well as a 3 year term as ABAA secretary..
I forge ornamental iron work and tools in addition to teaching. I have appeared as a blacksmith on an early episode of Myth Busters exploring “Exploding Hammers”. This episode has appeared on “re-run” specials frequently.
Some examples of my work … The ABANA ring was constructed in collaboration with Lowell Chaput
You may be interested in a side show, Blacksmith tour of Central Europe (this is a large pdf file), in 2005 with Lowell and Linda Chaput traveling on grants from the California Blacksmith Association.
URLs you may like:
My CBA class schedule:
(Apr 19,20 Friday and Sat cancelled due to road paving)
May 17,18 31
Jun 1 14,15
Jul 5,6 19,20
Aug 2,3 16,17
Sep 6,7 20,21
Nov 1,2 15,16
Dec 6,7 20,21
Friday classes are 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Saturday classes are 9:00 to 12:00
Updated 4/16/2019 HLU