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Spring Hammer-In at Nowthen 2022

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 3:00 pm


June 17, 18, 19 at Nowthen Blacksmith Shop
Days and times:

  • Friday, June 17: 7:30pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday, June 18: All Day
  • Sunday, June 29: 8am till 3:00 pm.

Hot stuff will be happening at the annual Spring Hammer-in taking place at the Nowthen Historical Power Association Blacksmith Shop (map below) where we will focus our efforts on the Fall Conference contest: “body adornment” (wearable) items.
Come and hang out with a bunch of your friends, make new friends, and share/learn some new skills. Beginners/Newbies highly welcome to come and try your hand at smithing.
This year we will again be conducting the popular and fun blind forge coopetition. Come try this outstanding forge game. An item is placed inside of a box and without looking, you must forge said item. Supper fun.
Camping on-site is available Friday & Saturday night on primitive sites. Port-a-potties on site. Five forges are open for use. Coal will be provided. Bring any examples you have to share with others. Bring your own tools if you have them. Some limited steel stock is available, but if you need specific sizes feel free to bring your own steel. Scrap pieces ok.
This event will hopefully give you some inspiration to help you to come up with your own design for the Fall Conference contest and help you learn how to make it. If you have some skills in the creation of body adornment items and would like to demo or have any questions about the event, please contact: Wayne Olson at 320.280.0100 wayneolson10@gmail.com.
There is no charge to participate in this event. The Nowthen Power Show grounds are located at 7415 Old Viking Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55303.

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June 17 @ 8:00 am
June 19 @ 3:00 pm
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Nowthen Historical Power Association Blacksmith Shop
7415 Old Viking Blvd
Nowthen, MN United States
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Wayne Olson