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Phil Heath



Eric Johnson



Keith Kuck



Mike Briskin


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Newsletter Editor

Bob Dixon-Gumm


Membership Chairman

Penny Dixon-Gumm


Web Master

Eric Johnson



George Anderton


"Friends of the Gulf Branch Nature Center" Representative:

David Murphy


The Blacksmiths' Guild of the Potomac, Inc.
Gulf Branch Nature Center
3608 North Military Road
Arlington, VA. 22207

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Hello Everyone!

Spring Fling 2016 has passed and I hope that everyone had a great time. I know that I learned a few great tips and came home with a bunch tools and materials from our venders and iron-in-the-hat. With our guild and our guests coming from such a large area, it is good to see all our wayward friends at the Fling. I look forward to seeing you guys next year.

I wanted to thank all the venders that donated items, we had some great stuff again this year.

Of course we love our guests, but we couldn’t put on this great event without the volunteers from BGOP. Thank you so much for all the work you guys put in!

In other news, I put in a bit of work on the website to change and update parts of it. This included beating the “slide show” into submission and finally getting some new images on it. I also updated the links page. I’m not the greatest at html, so please let me know if there are any issues.

Eric Johnson


New Rules for Sound Control (as of August 2014)


Safety is your responsibility!!
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      Spring Fling Information

Spring Fling 2017 Details
April 14,15 & 16

New Location for 2017!

Old Invites & Registration forms
(for reference)
2016 Invitation Document
2016 Registration Document

2016 Flyer

       Guild Members' Work and Events



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Shop Meetings

7:30 PM 1st and 3rd Fridays
of each month.

In the Forge at the Gulf Branch Nature Center

3608 North Military Rd.,  Arlington, VA

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Visitors Welcome!


      Last Updated: 4-21-2016

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