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TGoM Spring 2023 Hammer-In Day 2 of 2

June 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Days and times: Friday, June 16: 4:30pm-0’dark:thirty.
Saturday, June 17: O’dark: thirty to O’dark: thirty (all day).
Due to lack of attendance on Sunday——No Sunday event this year.
This year there will be our regular business meeting scheduled at the same time! See the June meeting page, and what a way to jam pack a full day! Check the May Forum.
Hot stuff will be happening at the annual Spring Hammer-In taking place at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds blacksmith shop, 7415 Old Viking Blvd, Nowthen, MN
The blind forging competition will return on Saturday afternoon. The goal will be a friendly forge-off. An object is placed inside a box and you must create (forge) the unknown object by what you can feel, no peeking! Prizes to be announced!
We will focus our efforts on the Fall Conference contest: Basic Key FOB’s and advanced leafs and flowers. If you want to work on skills or another project, that’s ok!
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.
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. I will also bring another forge and anvil for use.
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 give you inspiration to help you to with your own design for the Fall Conference contest and help you learn how to make it. If you don’t know how to make something, ask ahead and we will try very hard to accommodate.
If you have some skills in the creation of fireplace tools and would like to demo or have any questions about the event, please contact Wayne Olson, event champion, at 320.280.0100. There is no charge to participate in this event. I plan on arriving around 3:30 pm on Friday for anyone who wants to help set up, and I will need some help to clean up very late on Saturday night. Your help is very much welcome. See ya there!


June 17, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 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