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OBG NEWSLETTER
April 2021
Next Meeting
April 3, 2021 
Location: Ty Parker's Shop
Address:  76 Hester Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029
Demonstration: Buster Grubbs

** 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

April 3, 2021
Ty Parker's shop - ​76 Hester Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029
Buster Grubbs demonstrating
May 1, 2021
No meeting due to lack of venue
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

!!!Meeting hosts needed!!!

 With the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions Dauset Trails remains closed to the Guilds use for meetings.  We are seeking volunteers to host meetings at their home shop.  The only real requirements that ask are as follows:

1.  A forge (solid fuel or propane) and
2. Anvil. 
3. Tooling - If you have limited tooling (tongs, hardy tools, etc...) please let us know ahead of time so the demonstrator can prepare and bring tools. 

If you have limited space (forge/shop, parking, etc), please let us know how many members you would be willing to host (including Demonstrator). 

Please email ocmulgeeblacksmiths@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer.

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 #2 - Hot Punching
 
Tutorial: Forging Tapers
An excellent tutorial on various techniques on drawing out tapers. 
Note: if you choose to make this out of coil spring you will either need to anneal or properly heat treat the steel.  Otherwise there is great potential for it to fail.

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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