Upcoming Apr 2021 GCBA Meeting
April GCBA Meeting
The April Gulf Coast Blacksmith Association meeting will be held at the Hammer-In for the Gulf Coast Knife Makers Association in Vancleave, MA. The address is below. We will be bringing the GCBA trailer and will set up forges if anyone wants to work on something. If you set up a forge, you will be responsible for setup and tear-down, as well as any tools that belong to the club that you use. There will be a sign-out sheet for tools, and we ask that you care for them as if they were your own. Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing for working in the fire if you are going to forge to include:
- Safety Glasses,
- Closed Toe Shoes
- NO nylon/polyester based clothing items
There will not be an Iron in the Hat are this event, or any sales of GCBA merchandise. Food and drinks will not be provided as usual, but the event has historically provided such things in the past. If not, there are places close enough by which could provide this.
This even is an excellent opportunity to rub elbows with other knifemakers and blacksmiths, and possible get your hands on some gear or supplies you need. There will be various vendors selling different things, mostly related to knifemaking, but also some blacksmithing stuff as well. It is a good event to go to in general, and worth the trip. GCBA will resume our normal meetings with the May meeting.
Knifemakes & Blacksmiths Hammer-In
Conrad Mallette Multi Purpose Arena
5400 Ballpark Rd
Vancleave, MS 39565