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Saturday, May 9th, 2015
68 High St., Collingwood, ON, L9Y 4V4
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Our May meeting will be on May 9th, 2015 at Sheridan Machine & Welding in Collingwood. As always, the meeting will start at 10am and is open to members and nonmembers alike.
The meeting will begin with forging bolts and tensile strength testing, followed by a demo of threading on an engine lathe (an 11 start thread for a revolutionary era Ferguson Rifle). Next, we will move to the Sheridan residence, 3km away, #2968 Concession 10, Nottawasaga N., Collingwood. Lunch will be available at the barn there, for a fee of $5. After lunch, the demonstrations will continue with forging a breech plug, followed by machining a forged breech plug with a Civil War-era foot-powered lathe.


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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.

For the public, we seek to promote the work and trade of blacksmithing, both traditional and modern, as a high quality, creative craft and affordable art form which has a growing place in modern society. For an example of some of what we have to offer, please peruse our Gallery. For those looking to hire a blacksmith, please read Hiring a Blacksmith.

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