November 6, 2017

COMAG October Meeting 2017

October's meeting was held at the Dry Canyon Forge, thanks to Mr. Joe Elliot again...he has saved COMAG many a time for a great meet up place! And once again, Joe gave another great presentation on how to make a "texture die" the traditional way as well as using his hydraulic press and his new fly press to impress the texture into red hot steel.  His mastery of his tools and his capability is sure to be a very valuable lesson to the members of COMAG.  Once you have a small taste of what Joe does, you find that you can't get enough. It's just sooo much fun!

Minutes can be found here: October Meeting Minutes 2017

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COMAG September 2017 Meeting

September is always a great time for COMAG to get together for their annual tool swap. Thank you to the Douglas family for hosting us once again.  These guys always make tool swapping so easy and so much fun and.. not to mention all of the yummy food and drink makes for a fun social gathering.

This meeting discussion was pretty sweet and simple. Most everyone was tinkering with the tools and good foods and good friends.  We discussed the success of our annual show and reminded everyone to think about the upcoming elections. We always can use a few good volunteers...if your up for being a part of your community, step up...we could use your help!!

The best part of this meeting was honoring our dear friend Pete Small and doing a memorial metal pour in his name. It was a great demo to watch how beer cans be easily melted and poured into a sand casting mold!!

Meeting minutes can be found here: COMAG September 2017 Meeting Minutes

COMAG was crazy busy in August!! August 2017 Meeting Minutes

August was such a busy month for COMAG!  Our 2017 annual show was a great success!  The show looked absolutely fabulous and the work from our metal artist was short of nothing but absolute amazement and beauty.  Thank you to all of the members who have taken the time to come out to represent COMAG and for all of your hard work!  The Liberty Theater turned out to be a great showroom and coupled with First Friday, the room was certainly filled with much excitement and great energy from the public.   Also, a great big thank you to all of the members who organized this event!  You all did a remarkable job on hosting such a flawless event!

And yes!  We still had our normal August meeting, which was  held at Orion Forge thanks to our awesome COMAG President Hunter!!...  Orion Forge always brings much laughter and much excitement into exploring the hot forge for the metal worker. This meeting was lightly attended it seemed, probably because most members were getting ready for the COMAG 2017 annual show.

This meeting mostly focused on discussions with the scholarship committee and the much needed  detail and guided outline of how the scholarships will be distributed and allocated.  Also, there was some discussion with the workshops to come in the future as well as finding ways to enhance the opportunities to learn by allowing some of our own members to head workshops as well as inviting other metal art instructors to come to Bend to teach.  It ended with a sweet show and tell and there was a raffle as well.

The meeting minutes can be found here:  COMAG August 2017 meeting minutes

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COMAG's Mission Statement

A group of metal smiths and black smiths dedicated to the promotion of education, collaboration, and information in the metal arts and crafts. This is achieved through monthly meetings, public shows and demonstrations, workshops, classes and scholarships.