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




02/04/2024 - The flyer and registration forms are now available on the Hammer-In 2024 page. We are please to have Terry Sheridan back as our main demostrator.








11/21/2021 -  Special Event Page - Possible Spare Tire power hammer build.




















Next Meetings




12/04/2021 - Open Forge meeting at Mel Hoch's smithy  26193 Bowman Rd.    Defiance,OH.    43512


01/15/2022 - Regular meeting at Mel Hoch's    26193 Bowman Rd, Defiance, Ohio   43512







See Meeting Details for directions.








Shop class - 1905




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 until 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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