Western Maine Blacksmith Association

Sponsored by the
Wilton Historical Society
Wilton, Maine

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Western Maine Blacksmith Association

We've Got A Newsletter!

September 2016

The website is getting updated (thanks Will and Steve!) and the FaceBook page is active!
Now it is time for a monthly newsletter to let you know what has been going on and what is
coming up for the members and friends of the Western Maine Blacksmith Association.
Upcoming meeting and open forge schedule:
Open Forge Tuesday September 13 from 7pm to 9pm
No Friday open forger because of the fair
Next business meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm

We need your help! The Farmington Fair is coming up quickly and we need blacksmiths
to help out with demonstrations, talk to people, and sell our wares. Please email Stan
at wmeblacksmiths@gmail.com if you can help out. The Fair starts up Sunday Sept 18
and runs though Saturday Sept. 24. We need volunteers to blacksmith and staff the sales
table from noon to 4pm Sunday, 9am to 4pm Monday, and 10am to 4pm the rest of the
week. Please email Janine Winn if you can help so she can get the passes

9/7/2016 Forging Into The Fall
The first of two beginning blacksmith classes were held in August. Six new
beginning blacksmiths spent six hours honing their skills creating a punch and other fun
Class schedule:
Beginner Blacksmith class with Stan Tilton Saturday, October 16 from 9am-4pm
Ornamental Work: Scrolls, Leaves, and Advanced Work with Pat Roy October 8 from
9am-4pm $100
Both classes will be held at the Farmington Fairgrounds.
For more information call Janine Winn 491-1465 or email j9sfarm@myfairpoint.net.
In July, the WMBA hosted a 4-H SPIN class at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Stan
Tilton, Janine Winn, Dick Tessier, and Robin Beck worked with 6 kids over six classes in
safety and basic blacksmithing. The kids had a lot of fun.