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




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


01/16/2019 - Updated Next Meetings and added main demonstrator       bio to Hammer-In 2019 page



















Next Meetings








01/19/2019 - Regular Meeting at Mel Hoch's 26193 Bowman Rd. Defiance, OH.  43512 -- THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.


02/02/2019 - Open Forge at Kathy Davidson's 6647 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH. 43615


03/16/2019 - Regular Meeting at Kathy Davidson's 6647 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH. 43615


04/06/2019 - Open Forge at the Wood County Historical Museum 13660  County Home Rd. Bowling Greem, OH. 43402



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. 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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