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HABA 2006 Calendar

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HABA Meetings
Other Meetings
January 28
Annual Knife Workshop with Cowboy Szymanski in Bellville, Texas
February 18
Bowls and Vessel Making with with Clint Jones at Components in Houston
Balcones Forge
- February 25-26 with Japeth Howard at Marbles Falls
March 4-5
HABA at Barrington Farm for
Texas Independence Day Demo

March 18
Joint meeting with Houston Metal Arts Guild (HMAG)
LAMA's Conference - "Banging On the Bayou XIV" is March 11-12 at Beaver Park in Lafayette, LA.
April 1
Katy Folklife Festival Demo

April 7-9
Spring Blacksmith's Round-Up at Oldenburg

April 22
13th Annual Depot Day at Magnolia with Tee Hines and Richard Boswell
May 20
Mark Finstad's Triple Demo at Troy Morgan's shop in Pearland
June 17
Moving Metal and Hammer Control with William Bastas at Robert Killbucks Shop in Magnolia
July 15
Joint meeting with HMAG at the U of H
Forged Jewelry
July 5-8
ABANA Conference in Seattle
August 19
Refractory Technology with Bill Jones at Components in Houston
August 5 and 6
“Hammer-In 2006” at John Deere Historic Site, Grand Detour Illinois, see info at IVBA
September 16
Armand Bayou Demo Workshop
October 6-8
Fall Blacksmithing Forge Fest featuring Frank Turley at Oldenburg

October 28 and 29
Barrington Living History Farm "Smithing in Texas"
October 14th & 15th
10th Annual Saltfork Craftsmen Blacksmith Conference
Spanish Tracks and Trails at Goliad State Park

November 18
Candle Holder Hammer-In
with Dave Koenig at Tudor Forge in Magnolia
Happy Hammer Holidays