Next Meeting

1. Butch Sheely's Pipe Hawk Demonstration in Collingwood
Look to the left, just underneath the picture of the trillium.

2. Annual General Meeting in Fergus
When: Saturday, 21 Oct 2017
Where: RR #3 6723 Jones Baseline, Fergus, ON (map)
Mick Smith, former OABA president, will be hosting this year's Annual General Meeting in Fergus. This year there will be multiple positions on the executive opening up, so you are encouraged to consider volunteering. Mick will be demonstrating the repurposing of ball pein hammers to make blacksmithing tools.
We will be including numerous pieces created by Daniel Gouffe at this year's spring demonstration in the Iron in the Hat, so bring extra money for tickets, along with the usual (safety glasses, chair, donations for Iron in the Hat).
As always, the meeting is open the public and begins at 10am.

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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.

Register Now for Butch Sheely's Pipe Hawk Demonstration in Collingwood
When: Friday-Sunday, 13-15 Oct 2017
Where: 879 Sixth Street, Collingwood ON, L9Y 3Y9, Canada (map)
Hosted by Terry and Cheryl Sheridan. Butch Sheely, who has demonstrated across North America and won numerous awards for his knives, will be demonstrating the forging of a historic pipe tomahawk. Homemade food will be available from a local vendor. Hotels, B&Bs and camping are all readily available in the area. $100 for members, $125 for non-members.
For further information or to register, please contact David Brandow at

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