Next Meeting

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: https://sites.google.com/site/trilliumforge/portfolio/IMG_20180706_1549035.jpg.

Following the demonstration, there will be a presentation of "The Devil's Blacksmith", a half hour documentary film on the recreation of the processes and decorative elements of the hinges at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. If you haven't heard of this project, please take a look at their website here: http://blacksmithvideos.com/. This is a fantastic video, and we have been given special permission from the filmmakers for this presentation

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.

Map to Kwartzlab: https://goo.gl/maps/nqWGV5PK8HK2

Map to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/nREy6Btj4L82 

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When: Saturday, October 13th   10 am - 4 pm

Where: RR #3 6723 Jones Baseline, Fergus, ON

What: This years Annual General Meeting will be held at the Fergus Forge - shop of Mick Smith.

The demonstrations will be lead by current President - Sean Stoughton, in forge welding techniques.
The meeting is open to the public.  If you are interested in becoming an active member of our organization please come out and consider volunteering for a role.
As always - bring an item for Iron in The Hat and don't forget your safety glasses. 

 

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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.

 

OABA T-Shirts now available!

After a long wait and demand, OABA T-Shirts are now available! These shirts come with a pocket, OABA logo, Model-T Ford colour choices (any colour you want as long as its black), are made in Canada, and only cost $20 (+$2 for XXL).

 

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