If you are interested in learning about the blacksmith's craft, you have come to the right place. Our goal is to keep the art of blacksmithing alive and pass those skills on to future generations.
If you are interested in learning about the blacksmith's craft, you have come to theright place. Our goal is to keep the art ofblacksmithing alive and pass those skills on to future generations.

Latest Website Announcements

 

11/17/2018 - Hammer-In 2019 page added.

                     Club officers updated.    2019 meeting dates updated.

 

10/27/2018 - Added new page - "Beginning Blacksmithing Videos From                      Youtube".

 

10/26/2018 - Next Meetings and Meeting Details updated.

 

09/19/2018 - Even More Youtube Forging Videos Added

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/01/2018 - Open Forge at Mel Hoch's 26193 Bowman Rd. Defiance, OH   43512

 

01/19/2019 - Regular Meeting at Mel Hoch's 26193 Bowman Rd. Defiance, OH.  43512

 

 

See Meeting Details for directions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop class - 1905

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Titanic anchor chain

 

 

 

Blacksmiths and woodworkers will never suffer from poverty.

Blacksmith Shop - Merchants Despatch Transportation   1904

Meeting Schedules

The Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths hold regular business meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the months of January, March, July, September and November. These meetings are held at at the shops of different members. Family members are invited and there is a pot-luck meal.

 

On the 1st Saturday of all the other months (except May) we have "Open Forge" meetings, for smiths only, at various blacksmith shops. Bring your own sack lunch for these meetings. See the "Meeting Details" page.

 

The 1st weekend in May is our annual "Hammer-In" held at Historic Auglaize Village near Defiance, Ohio. This is a Friday - Saturday - Sunday event. We invite a well known smith to demonstrate his/her skills. Attendance at this event requires a registration fee. You will find detailed information on the "Hammer-In" pages .

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