Rocky Forge Blacksmith Guild meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of each month. Meetings generally begin at 8:30 AM with coffee and social time,
with a business meeting at 9 AM, frequently followed by blacksmithing demonstrations, and then forge time for everyone. We have taken to
holding a potluck lunch sometime around noon. During the winter, we occasionally arrange for blacksmithing-related meetings, such as visiting welding
shops and steel plants. Alternately, we may arrange for a demonstration of some interesting technique, method, or equipment.
Most meetings are held at the home of one of our members. Contact us for directions and information.
- June 10, 2017
Hammer-in at Ted's shop; this one is all about making knives! Iron-in-the-hat, as always, and there will be cold meat sandwiches for lunch; please bring a dish to complement those. See the newsletter for details.
- July 8, 2017
This will be a work day at the Guild's building at the show grounds in Rainsville. We will clean the building, set up some of the machine shop tools, and possibly work on the strucutre of the builsind as well, adding some half-height walls. We will have Iron-in-the-hat; please bring your own sack lunch. See the newsletter for details.
- July 15, 2017
This will be a second work day at the show grounds in Rainsville. For both meetings bring tools to clean up leaves, attach insulation, nail plywood, move heavy equipment and do electrical work. Please bring your own sack lunch for this meeting as well. See the newsletter for details.
- July 21-23, 2017
We will be demonstrating at the annual Illiana Steam and Power show.
- August 12, 2017
Hammer-in at Ted's shop; we will be finishing the knives we started in June! Iron-in-the-hat, as always, and there will be chicken and noodles for lunch; please bring a real side dish to complement those. See the newsletter for details.