Next BGCM Meeting:

Sunday Jun 20th, 2021

Trade Item:

Something to use at a picnic

At the Carroll County Farm Museum

    If the Farm Museum gate is closed when you arrive, please close it after you enter.

    Please see updates below for meeting changes.

BGCM Open Forge:

Thursday Jun 10th, 2021

Open Forge 6-9PM - Facemasks required

Remember to call the hotline (410-386-9150) after 4pm the day of to confirm the forge will be open

Updates & Notifications:

May 10, 2021

We have approval from the Health Department to hold Open Forge this Thursday, May 13 from 6 p.m. to about 9 p.m. We are still only allowed to utilize every other forge than at 7:30 p.m. we will switch out and use the other four forges to maximize the number of people who can forge if the demand is there.

All COVID protocols must be followed and masks are required inside and if social distancing cannot be maintained. Please review the COVID screening questions prior to coming. If you answer yes please stay home. BGCM will follow and enforce the following guidelines during our Open Forge and meeting times.

  1. BGCM members will sign the Farm Museum COVID waiver.
  2. Social distancing will be enforced for non-family gatherings and discussions.
  3. Facemasks will be worn at all times when social distancing cannot be done while in the forging area.
  4. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use.
  5. Handwashing regularly will be encouraged.
  6. Members will bring their own food and drinks for lunch or snacks, no potluck will be allowed.
  7. The business meetings will be held at the outer pavilions.
  8. Common contact areas will be cleaned regularly.
  9. BGCM will monitor the restrooms and clean and sanitize as needed.
  10. Members will sign up for one of four 90 minute time slots that are offered throughout the time of the monthly meeting; two at open forge night.
  11. Forge tooling and contact items will be sanitized prior to the next member using them.
  12. Forges will be supervised by a “BGCM Forgemaster” at all times for technical assistance and ensuring protocols are followed.
  13. Only the forge user, forgemaster, and/or Board members are allowed in the school building; no casual observers inside.

Call the BGCM hotline, 410-386-9150, prior to coming to ensure there have been no changes to the schedule listed above or if the meeting is canclled for weather related issues.

Please share this with any one who may need to know.

The Health Department has also just approved our meeting for Sunday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. All of the COVID protocols and guidelines must be followed. Only four forges can be used at a time. There will be a sign up for 1 1/2 time slots for the four forges. There is no potluck lunch allowed so please bring your own food, drink, and snacks.

If you have any trade items made please bring them with you and we will have some sort of trade item exercise depending on how may items arrive. Here are the items we have missed since our last meeting in November. Please save your BSD Contest items for next year.

  1. December 2020 - Something to use for blacksmithing
  2. January – Something with a flower for Valentine’s Day
  3. February – Something to use at the anvil
  4. March - Something that fits in a 3” cube
  5. April – Something to use in the garden

The deadline for submissions to the July/Aug 2021 Hammer & Tong Newsletter is June 10, 2021. Send submissions to the Newsletter Editor.

All classes are cancelled for through March 2021.

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