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Trade Axe Demonstration and OABA Evening Social

Visiting Blacksmiths Mathieu Collette, Steiiff Vinet and Marc Lepage from Les Forges de Montreal, Quebec will demonstrate making an axe based on axes by Samuel Lount, a settler, surveyor, political activist and talented blacksmith from the 19th century who immigrated to Simcoe County, Ontario, around 1810.

A small insert of high carbon steel will be forge welded into the end of the axe for the cutting edge and body of the axe will be made form low carbon steel.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Kevin Gladysz, originally schedule to present research at the meeting, is unable to attend.

There will be a $20 Charge per person for the demonstration.

It will be held in Desboro, ON at Henk Boon’s Shop.

Demonstration starts at 10:00 am.

As usual, bring your safety glasses, lunch, chair, and Iron In the Hat contribution.

As it will be a long day, OABA is planning to have an Evening Meal Social following the demonstration. Henk has generously offered his wonderful facilities and Lisa Langdon and Sandra Dunn will be creating a menu that is sure to please. (Chicken and Salads)

The cost for the meal is not known yet but it will be reasonable, under $10.00, just enough to cover costs.

If you are planning to attend and would like to stay for the meal, please email me at or use the contact feature of the website.

Even if you cannot join us for the meal, the executive would like to know if you’re attending so send me a note.


July 18, 2013 | Registered CommenterOABA

Hello Lisa
Diane and myself will be at Henk's place on Aug 10 but will be leaving fo home right after the demonstration

July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLes Fairhurst