NEF PRO Charleston is a hit with attendees! During the pre-day session, a hammer-making workshop was held. Each attendee will take home the hammer they made.
On Friday, Rob Rolves, NEF Chair, started the day by thanking Robert and Natalie Thomas for hosting NEF PRO. The efforts they and their team put forth were evident the minute we all stepped into the shop. He also thanked Stacey Lawler and the Lawler Foundry Corp for being our largest sponsor! Also, the Welcome Wagon hosts were Carl Grainger, Grainger Metal Works and Mike Workman, Burlington Misc. Metals.
Robert Thomas then gave a presentation about several techniques. Next, he introduced the group project. A screen that is made up of laser cut fabricated pieces with forged items added to customize the design. The essence of practical forging. The screen will be up for auction at METALfab to benefit the NOMMA Education Foundation.