Located in Troy, Ohio [ MAP ] (just north of Dayton), members and guests meet at the shop the first Saturday (or the second Saturday if the first Saturday falls on, or near, a holiday) of each month. The shop is open to members and guests at 10:00 am. Following a brief business meeting at 1:00 am, a blacksmith comes in to demonstrate a design or technique.
Prior to the meeting, and following the meeting and demonstration, members and their guests are invited to forge in the north end of the building, adjacent to the meeting area.
During the fall, winter, and spring, the shop is also open Wednesday evenings (except holidays), from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M., to any member who wishes to forge.
The calendar indicates the meeting dates, when the shop is open for forging, infomation about the meeting demonstrators, as well as workshops offered by SOFA.
Descriptons of workshops can be found on the workshops tab.