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HABA 2015 Events Calendar

Please note that HABA web sites may not be active until one month before the event. Until then, the link may take you to last years page, or to nothing at all.

Updated December 8, 2015

HABA Monthly Meetings
HABA ABNC Monthly Meetings
Demos & Events
Other Meetings
January 17
The Efficient Farriers Forging Techniques and Bladesmithing Forging Demonstration at Daniel Riffe's Forge, Needville, TX
January 10
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Simple Tongs
  January 24
Making a Heart
Magnolia Open Forging
February 21
Steephollow Forgeworks
Combo Demo
February 14
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Making Hearts
February 28 & March 1
Barrington Farm, at Washington on the Brazos Historical Park
Texas Independence Celebration
February 28
Free forging with Martin Miles at Magnolia Forge
March 21
Gary Jameson demonstrates 2 candle trammel at Magnolia Forge
March 14
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Fireplace Trammel
   
April 17 - 19
Canceled due to Rain
EJ McCann Louisiana EJ McCann 3 Nail Forge
April 11
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Back to Basics - Drawing Out
April 18
Several of our members will be demonstrating at the Magnolia Forge in support of the twenty-second annual Magnolia Depot Day.
May
Chain Demo/Workshop
Magnolia Forge
"Chain, chain, chain..." -->
May 9
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Back to Basics - Forging an Eye
  May 6, Annual General Meeting - see flyer
May 23
Heat Treating, Pineapple Twist, Free forging with Martin Miles at Magnolia Forge
June 27
Tooling for Mass Production - John Rigoni
June 13
CANCELLED due to rain
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Slitting Chisel
   
July
July 11
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Twisting
  July 25
Making Tongs, Free forging with Martin Miles at Magnolia Forge
August 15
A tour of Calvin Cobb's Iron Work Collection
August 8
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Slitting Chisel
  August 22
Making Tongs, Free forging with Martin Miles at Magnolia Forge
September 11 - 13
EJ McCann Louisiana EJ McCann 3 Nail Forge
September 5
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Making Copper Leaves
September 26
Making Twisting Wrenches, Free forging with Martin Miles at Magnolia Forge
October 2 - 4
Fall Forge Fest in Plantersville, TX
Forge Fest
Tool Making Class
October 10
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Les Cook will take you through making a spoon.
October 3
Public Demo for Lake Jackson Historical Association at the Abner Plantation Site October 24 & 25
HABA Public Demonstration at Barrington Living History Farm, Washington-on-the-Brazos
November
November 14
Skills Building Canceled
November 14 & 15
HABA Public Demonstration at Armand Bayou Martyn Farm Festival
November 6 & 7
Brazoria County Historical Museum - Austin Town
December
December 12
Armand Bayou Skills Building
Making a Square Hole
December 5 & 6
Dickens on the Strand Public Demonstration
December 5
Open Forging at Magnolia Forge with Kevyn Schneider