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March 20, 2004

Urban Gates and Art Demo


P3200102b.jpg HABA member Mark Finstad is hosting us Saturday morning at his shop in town, and will tell us about the gate he has made for his home and how he does his blacksmithing work without disturbing his urban neighbors.

Like many of our members Mark has a real job to take care of and squeezes in some excellent blacksmithing in between. Located near the museum district in town, he has built his shop in the backyard of a craftman style home, with a self contained mobile forge table. Mark will explain how he made his work exhibited in the HABA HCCC Art Show, the items recently seen at the HABA Auction, and his nice gate for the driveway.

When & Where :

Finstad Forge in Houston, 4309 Greeley Houston 77006 (directions provided below).

Saturday, March 20

Here is the Agenda:

8:00    Sign In and Coffee Talk :

9:00    HABA Meeting

9:30    Begin Demo

Noon    Meeting adjourns, lunch in the area

Suggested afternoon activity

1:00    Tour the sculpture garden at Glassel School of Art

2:00    Tour the MFAH exhibit at Audrey Jones Beck Building MFAH
Three Centuries of Tradition : Renaissanse of Custom Gun Making in America (tickets may be required)


In the event of a rainy morning, please come anyway. We will not be able to meet at Mark's home but there is plenty to see in the area. Here are a few examples:

A. Visit the Emporium, Houston's Largest Resource for Residential and Commercial Architectural Antiques located at 1800 Westheimer.

B. Visit Adkins Architectural Antiques and Treasures located at 3515 Fannin.

If the skys clear in the afternoon we will meet back at Mark's place for the planned afternoon meeting.

What to Bring

Bring safety glasses with side shields. This is a requirement!

You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings! Bring a Guest!

Bring your Membership Dues if you want to work at a forge and are not a current Member !

Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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Directions to Finstad Forge

4309 Greeley is 4 blocks east of Montrose on Richmond and house/shop is one block south of Richmond on Greeley.


Here are some photos from this meeting. There were a pair of great demos performed and the story should self explanatory. Mark did a great job in preparation and everyone was impressed with his tools and craftmanship! Click on a thumbnail to enlarge.


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