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

 

 

 

 

 

06/02/2019 - Updated meeting locations for 2019 and Meeting Schedules section to indicate meeting start times.

 

05/13/2019 - Updated the Hammer-In 2019 page with photos and comments from Hammer-In. Removed the flyer and registration form.

 

 

02/16/2019 - Added Industrial forging section to Forging Videos from Youtube page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

07/20/2019 - Regular Meeting at Kathy Davidson's 6647 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH. 43615

 

08/03/2019 - Open Forge  at Kathy Davidson's 6647 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH. 43615

 

09/21/2019 - Regular Meeting - Butch Sheely's 15784 Custar Rd. Grand Rapids, OH. 43552

 

10/05/2019 - Open Forge - Wood County Historical Society 13660 County Home Rd. Bowling Green, OH. 43402

 

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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 and forging activities start about 9:00 AM. The business meeting is held at 11:00 followed by a pot-luck meal. Spouses are welcome to attend. Forging activities continue after lunch.

 

On the 1st Saturday of all the other months (except May) we have "Open Forge" meetings, for smiths only, at various blacksmith shops. These meetings start any time after 8:30 AM. Bring your own sack lunch for these meetings. Forging activities may continue untill mid afternoon. 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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