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OBG NEWSLETTER
May 2021
Next Meeting
May 8, 2021 
Location: Fort Hawkins
Address:  Maynard St & Emery Hwy, Macon, GA 31217

Chris Harper will be setting up his period forge.  
A meeting will be held at 9:30AM (setup @ 9AM) - We will then be demonstrating for the general public during the Ocmulgee Archeological Society's Event (9:30AM - 4:00PM)
We need volunteers to help setup and demonstrate throughout the day.  

* Due to the nature and location of this meeting Lunch will NOT be provided and NO Iron in the Hat.
** Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible.  We also ask that if you or a family member are ill or high risk that you do not attend. **

2021 Meeting Schedule


May 8, 2021
Fort Hawkins - Macon, GA - Demonstrating for Ocmulgee Archeological Society (see note above)
June 5, 2021
Buster Grubb's shop - 7475 Hammock Rd, Macon, GA 31217
Demonstrator TBD
July 3, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
August 7, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
September 4, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
October 2, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
November 6, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
December 4, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue

Dauset Trails Status

 At this time Dauset Trails is still observing restrictions on group meetings.  We hope they will have a meeting soon to come to a determination on when they will allow groups again. Once the restrictions are lifted we hope to resume normal meeting operations.

If you would like to host a meeting at your shop or have an idea for a location that we could host a meeting, please email ocmulgeeblacksmiths@gmail.com 

Scholarships

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Recipients 

Terry Ellerbee Scholarship - Ty Parker (Alternate Rob Thurston)

Judd Nelson Scholarship - Michael Gordon (Alternate Rob Thurston)

John Kirbo Blacksmith Week-End Scholarship - Dennis Tingle (Alternate Rob Thurston)

Weekend Complimentary Craft Scholarship - Rhonda Parker (Alternate Scarlet Thurston)

Scholarship Page

Raffle Donations                               
The OBG is going to try doing a couple of Raffles in 2021.  We need some donations from Members.  Donations should be forged items made by our members. 

We have received a couple of donations by Jim Guy and are working out the logistics of the raffle.


If you have an item for donation please send pictures to OcmulgeeBlacksmiths@gmail.com 

Controlled Hand Forging
Abana Controlled Hand Forging Lesson #2 is an excellent resource on the topic of Hot Punching.  Check out the article for some instruction and diagrams on how to hot punch.

List of lessons


Lesson #3 - Drawing a Round Tape and Bending
 
Tutorial: Blacksmith twisting wrench
A good tutorial on making a twisting wrench by John Switzer at Black Bear Forge 
 

Annual Dues

Annual Dues are $25 for individuals and $35 for families

We now Accept the following payment options:

Venmo - @ocmulgee-blacksmith

Cash App - $Ocmulgeeblacksmith

Pay Pal - obgtreasurer@gmail.com (be sure to use Friends and Family)

Check/Mail -  OBG, c/o Dauset Trails, PO Box 1246, Jackson, GA 30233

If you have for questions or concerns email the OBG Treasurer: obgtreasurer@gmail.com

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