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Calender Of Events
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DECEMBER 2016
3 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
10 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
17 South Central Regional Meeting - hosted by Byron Doner at his shop located at 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. The trade item will be "something Christmasy". Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out if you want. Contact: Byron Doner at 405-650-7520 if you have questions.
24 North West Regional Meeting - No Meeting. Holiday!
31 5th Saturday - OPEN
JANUARY 2017
7 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
14 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Byron Doner at his shop located at 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. The trade item will be a pair of tongs. Byron will have two types of tong blanks available at the meeting. Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out if you want. Contact: Byron Doner at 405-650-7520 if you have questions.
21 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
28 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Monte Smith at his shop at 8848 N. 2010 Rd, Hammon, OK, 73650 Mandell Greteman's shop in Foss, OK. The trade item is something made from a horseshoe. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. From Hammon, go 7 miles north on HWY 34 to E0880 Rd (There is a Moorewood Baptist Church sign) then turn west and go 3 miles. Turn South and go ½ mile to the entrance on the east side of the road. Contact Monte Smith at 580-497-6015 if you have questions.
FEBRUARY 2017
4 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 South East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - In the Tulsa area at 1924 N Joplin Ave, Tulsa, OK. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Doug Redden to register. (In case of bad weather, contact Doug) Doug Redden: 918-230-2960 or Doug.redden2@att.net. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
18 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
18 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - at the Route 66 Blacksmith Shop Museum in Elk City. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Mandell Greteman to register. In case of bad weather contact Mandell Greteman: 580-515-1292 or mandell01@windstream.net. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Rory Kirk at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum shop in Elk City. The trade item is a door knocker. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side item or desert to help out. Contact Rory Kirk at 580-497-6426 if you have questions.
25 3RD FEB. BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - In the Tulsa area at 1924 N Joplin Ave, Tulsa, OK. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Doug Redden to register. (In case of bad weather, contact Doug) Doug Redden: 918-230-2960 or Doug.redden2@att.net. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
MARCH 2017
4 North East Regional Meeting - OPEN
11 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Bruce Willenberg at his shop located at 12250 Nelson Lane, Norman, OK 73026. Take Hwy 9 east from Norman to 120th St. Then go south 1.5 miles to Nelson Lane (old country dirt road.) Then go east 200 yards to first drive on the south. The trade item will be “something with a scroll in it.” There will be jigs and material at the meeting for anyone to use. NOTE: there will be a drawing among all those who submit a trade item for a shop made jig! Lunch will be provided but please feel free to bring a side item or dessert to help out if you want. Contact:Bruce Willenberg at 405-227-4547 or brskw1976@yahoo.com if you have questions.
18 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP - **THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL and was actually split into two classes to meet the demand!** There will be a Beginning Blacksmith Workshop at Byron Doner’s shop in Norman. 6520 Alameda, Norman, OK 73026. The cost for the class is $35. Lunch and materials are included. Class starts at 8:00 AM. Class size will be limited so register as soon as possible if you are interested. Contact Byron Doner to register. Byron Doner: 405-650-7520 or byrondoner@esok.us. For insurance purposes, all attendees MUST be SCABA members or must join during the class.
18 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Kelly Killhoffer at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum Shop in Elk City. The trade item is a tomahawk. Lunch will be provided but please bring a side dish or dessert to help out. Contact Kelly Killhoffer at 580-243-9355 if you have questions
APRIL 2017
1 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Doug Reddin at the Will Rogers Birth Place Ranch in Oologah. From the intersection of Hwy 88 and Hwy 169, go two miles north then turn east and go two miles to the park entrance. The trade item is a hand garden tool. Lunch will be provided (goulash) but please bring a side item or desert to help out. Contact Doug Redden at 918-230-2960 if you have questions.
8 South East Regional Meeting - SCABA ANNUAL PICNIC Held at the Route 66 Blacksmith Museum in Elk City. The Elk City Chamber of Commerce is providing 150 packets with free tickets to the Route 66 Museum complex and shopping coupons. (First come, First Served for attendees until the packets run out.)

This year, there will be a three link chain making competition with two levels of entry. The plan is to have a chain making demo before the competition for those that want some pointers. The preliminary idea is to judge the chains on form, dimension and aesthetics. This will not be a speed based contest. Any additional rules for the competition will be provided at the picnic. There are several good chain making videos on Youtube if you want to get a head start and practice. Search for Rowan Taylor and Mark Aspery - both have some good information on the subject. There is also a how-to article in the December 2015 SCABA newsletter on page 33 and a storyboard on page 15 of the January 2016 SCABA newsletter that shows a good view of what the scarf should look like. The October 2015 SCABA newsletter has a brief illustrated section on chain welding on page 12. Gary Seigrist will be the grill master and will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. Please bring a side dish or dessert of your choice to round out the meal choices.

This is a family based event for all members and guests so please plan to attend

15 South West Regional Meeting - OPEN
22 North West Regional Meeting - hosted by Don Garner at Old Settlers Reunion in Cheyenne, OK. This event is held every five years in Cheyenne to celebrate the Land Run of April 19, 1892. There will be many other attractions and an Arts & Crafts show at the event. The trade item is a set of manacles (handcuffs/shackles). You can find many historical examples on the Internet by searching for those keywords. There will be a free BBQ lunch provided at noon in the Ag Pavillion by Security State Bank. And various food vendors will be available at the site. Contact Don Garner at 580-661-2607 if you have questions.
29 Fith Saturday - OPEN
MAY 2017
6 North East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Jim Carothers
13 South East Regional Meeting - Hosted by Ronnie Smith
20 South West Regional Meeting - Hosted by JJ McGill
25 North West Regional Meeting - Hosted by Mandell Greteman

22ND ANNUAL SALTFORK CRAFTSMEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH CONFERENCE
The dates for the 2017 SCABA Conference have been set for October 21st and 22nd . The conference will again be held at the Murray County Antique Tractor Show grounds in Sulphur, OK. Mark your calendars!



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