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Forged Gates and Archways by Dan Nauman

Selected forged gates and archways designed and created by Dan Nauman.  The above gate won a silver medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2007.  Below is a detail image. The above driveway gate at “Lynden Sculpture Garden” in Milwaukee, won a bronze medal from NOMMA in 2013.  Below are...

Forged Railings by Dan Nauman

Selected forged railings designed and created by Dan Nauman.  The above railing won a gold medal from the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) in 2013.  The image below shows the verdigris patina that is evolviing after a few years. The above railing panels were exterior railings for a patio overlooking Green Bay,...

Forged Lighting and Candlesticks by Dan Nauman

Selected forged lighting, designewd and created by Dan Nauman.  However, the Pabst chandelier above, and the two wall sconces below, are reproductions of work originally made for the mansion, but removed by former owners over the years. The originals were made by Austiran born master blacksmith, Cyril Colnik (1871-1958).

ABANA Heading In Wrong Direction?

ABANA Now All Inclusive (short version) ABANA Now All Inclusive (long version) This is a discussion regarding whether ABANA should remain true to Article II of the by-laws, by demanding all aspects of ABANA deal solely with forging/blacksmiths.  This would mean that ABANA would not promote other forms of metalworking processes, i.e. electric welding,...

Bighorn Forge Receives Two Awards for Metalwork

Bighorn Forge received two awards last week at the “National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association” (NOMMA) convention “Metalfab 2013”, which was held in Albuquerque, NM. During this annual international convention, a “Top Job” contest is held, where many categories of forged, as well as fabricated works are voted upon by the NOMMA members. Bighorn...