Fine metalwork atelier, located in NYC area, wants to hire several highly skilled journeymen/craftsmen. We require a minimum of 5 years of practical experience in fine metalwork: forging, traditional metal assembly (tenons, mortises, rivets…). All types of welding, lathe, milling… practice is a must. Our production ranges from stair railings, guardrails, doors with grilles, small metal…

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The Education Committee is beginning to develop the 2012-2013 class schedule. For those of you that haven’t been on the committee, deciding what classes the Guild membership presents is not an exact science. We usually either resort to having classes we find interesting, or we consult a Magic 8 Ball. To help us better serve…

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Newly discovered hazard in coal smoke! I recently discovered a previously unknown hazard in coal smoke and I wanted to warn everyone. I was at a friend’s shop–let’s call him “Tom”–, doing some preparation work for an upcoming Guild class. I was using one of his seldom-used guest forges. After firing it up and working…

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