Next Meeting

When: August 18th 10am - 4 pm

Where: 402 Reach St, Port Perry

What: Mark Puigmarti - Sparks Will Fly Forge

Mark will work with silicon bronze plate to forge a hand like sculptural form - sharing his experience working with this bronze alloy.

Remember to bring your SAFETY GLASSES and an item for Iron in The Hat!


When: Sunday, September 16th 10 am - 4 pm

Where: 33 Kent Ave, Kitchener

What: September's meeting will be held at the Kwartzlab Makerspace in Kitchener. Sean Stoughton will be demonstrating making a sliding bolt similar to the one in this picture: The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is allowing us to use their parking lot for the day. Please park towards the back of the lot so as to not inconvenience MCC staff or visitors.

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