Latest Website Announcements
09/16/2023 - Photos from today's tong making workshop posted on the Forging Photos From Meetings Page
07/15/2023 - Location change for September meeting
05/09/2023 - Added photos from Hammer-In 2023.
11/21/2021 - Special Event Page - Possible Spare Tire power hammer build.
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.
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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 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 .