Blacksmith meeting(s) at the William Grove Steamshow Grounds Blacksmith Shop
6pm till 8pm Saturday March 24th organizational
8am till gates close at 2pm Sunday March 25th, demonstation(s)
OK, so I talked with Victor(aka Hank). We are dependent on the Steamshow association for when the gates to the Steamshow grounds are open. Victor and I both have four-wheel drive and I have a reservation at a hotel on Saturday evening . I can't imagine that there will be enough snow to prevent the grounds from opening as less than one inch is predicted Saturday morning turning to rain and 46 degrees in the afternoon with rain and snow showers in the evening.... but I am not familiar with what the Steamshow actions and parameters. So, 6pm till 8pm on Saturday evening March 24th is planned for discussions and planning, and Sunday from 8am till about 2pm (when the gates close) is planned for having the forge running.
I will bring my tool box on Sunday so that I can demonstrate some stuff oriented towards blacksmiths (unless someone else has the overwhelming urge to do so).
Victor has contacted the President of the Steamshow association today and verified that the gates to the grounds close at 2pm on Sundays.
The main goal to work towards is to have regular predictable monthly times, in a safe manner, hopefully a demonstration or two oriented towards blacksmiths at the monthly meetings. Another goal includes support and developing a relationship with the Steamshow Association, by providing demonstrators at their events, and by having a hammer-in during that summer that starts out small and grows over time.
Please bring your own food, snacks, and drink. Please wear safety glasses. To work at the forge requires joining the Steamshow association for liability and insurance reasons.
Williams Grove Steamshow Grounds
1 Steam Engine Hill
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055