Next Meeting

February 13, 2016
Waldie Blacksmith Shop

16 James St. Milton, Ont

 

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Our next meeting will be on February 13th, 2015 at Waldie's Blacksmith Shop in Milton. As always, the meeting will start at 10am and is open to members and nonmembers alike.

Mike Armstrong, the 2015 OABA Scholarship winner, will be demonstrating what he learned on his course with Tom Latane. He will be demonstrating forging a hammer with a mild steel/wrought iron body and a tool steel face welded on. Time permitting, he will also demonstrate decorating the hammer using chasing techniques.

The Milton Historical Society will be providing their traditional chili lunch for us, $8 per person. Bring Safety Glasses, any items you have for 'Iron In The Hat' and your enthusiasm.

 

 
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The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association is a group of professional and part time blacksmiths, as well as others who are interested in the field. Some members have a great deal of experience, while others have only a little.

Ypres 2016 - WWI Cenotaph - An International Blacksmith Collaboration In September 2016, blacksmiths from all over the world will gather in Ypres, Belgium to forge a large World War I Cenotaph: a 7 metre high slab of Corten steel rising out of the ground with 2016 hand forged poppies at its base. The Cenotaph will commemorate everyone involved in the conflict, both military and civilian on all sides – all those who died, all those wounded, all those displaced – and of equal importance, their families and their communities. See the Ypres 2016 Website for more details on this exciting project. Anyone interested in getting involved in the Ypres 2016 project or purchasing/sponsoring forged poppies should email Sandra Dunn at: sandra@twosmiths.ca or call 519.571.9538

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