Next Meeting

When: June 16th 10am - 4 pm

Where: 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7

This meeting will be a hammer in at the Waterloo Regional Museum in Kitchener. As always, the meeting will start at 10am and is open to members and nonmembers alike.
We will be having a forge-in at the Doon Heritage Village living history site at the Waterloo Region Museum. Members are invited to bring their portable forges to set up on the village site across from the blacksmiths shop. The site opens at 9:30, and demonstrators are asked to arrive early to setup, as no cars are allowed on site while it is open. Members without portable forges are encouraged to come as well, there will be lots of opportunity to help out on other peoples' forges. 
This year, the museum's head blacksmith Robbie Berardi will demonstrate making and using a slot punch and drift. Robbie will also be talking about his experiences this past winter at Hereford College working with Adrian Legge. 
Pets are also not allowed on site, free lunch will be provided for OABA members. Safety Glasses are mandatory whenever you are in the demonstration area. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

 

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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.

For our members, we seek to promote an exchange of creative ideas, provide an opportunity for teaching and learning about specific techniques of blacksmithing. How to Join.

 

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