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Meetings 2004

Meetings 2003

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HABA 2004 Calendar

HABA Meetings
Other Meetings
January 17
18th Century Trade Knives with Lee Oates
at Bear Claw Knife Shop in LaPorte
Feb 11- March 7
HABA Show at HCCC Opening Feb 15, Demo March 6

February 21 and 22
Forging A Head with Bill Epps at C&S Forge in Dobin
Balcones Forge
Marble Falls - February 28 and 29 with Lorelei Sims
March 20
Urban Gates and Art Demo with Mark Finstad in Houston

March 27
Spring Blacksmithing HammerFest at Oldenburg
LAMA's 2004 conference - "Banging On the Bayou" is March 13 and 14 Beaver Park in Lafayette, LA.
April 3
19th Annual Katy ISD Folklife Festival featuring Frank Walters. See HABA FolkLife.
May 08
Demo at Armand Bayou Benefit with Les Cook and James Porter
6 pm - 9 pm

May 15
Damascus Billet Demo with Mitch Wilkins at Robert Killbucks shop in Magnolia

May 16
Demo at MFA Bayou Bend Family Day with Dave Koenig

June 19
Metallurgy for the Blacksmith featuring Paul Kovach and Tom Farraro and videos at Stress Engineering Services in Houston
July 7-11
2004 ABANA Conference in Richmond, KY
July 17
Smithing Demo at AAA Antiques in Houston with Frank Walters
2004 ABANA Conference July 7-11 in Richmond, KY
July 31st, Balcones Forge will host a demonstration of team blacksmithing by Ed and Bryan Brazeal at Austin Community College
August 21
HABA Plans Ahead at Stress Engineering Services in Houston
September 18
Anvil and Vice Repair at Otereo Forge with Frank Walters
October 2
Fall Blacksmithing Hammer Fest at Oldenburg

October 30 and 31
Barrington Living History Farm "Smithing in Texas"
November 12-13
Spanish Tracks and Trails at Goliad State Park

November 20
Aluminum Casting with Dave Cruey and Dave Koenig
at Artistic Iron and Forge i Houston
Happy Hammer Holidays