Latest Website Announcements
03/01/2021 - We have discussed Hammer-In 2021 and the decision has been made that our normal May Hammer-In date is not a good plan. We will continue to assess the virus situation.
02/27/2021 - Updated meeting page for possible April Open Forge meeting.
01/22/2021 - The February 06 open forge meeting cancelled and the
March 20 meeting is also cancelled.
Also updated the In Memorium page.
We will post meeting times and places on the site when we are able to resume our normal schedule.
See Meeting Details for directions.
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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 .