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

 

 

 

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

 

11/21/2021 - Updated club officers for 2022

 

11/21/2021 - Updated In Memorium Page

 

11/21/2021 - Updated meetings page with newly scheduled meetings

 

11/21/2021 - Added photo from November 20. 2021 meeting

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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 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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