Balcones Forge Meeting Info

Meetings are open to everyone -- you do not have to be a member to attend, but to participate in any activities, you must be a member.
Meetings are usually  held on the last Saturday of each month and start at 9:30,
but subject to change. Be sure to check schedule below.


Other things to bring:
Hearing protection, notepad, camera, folding chair/bleacher seat cushion,
drinking water, returning library book/video, "Iron in the Hat" auction item, "show-n-tell" item,
trade item/competition item. Competition items are creations that take time and effort,
so you get to keep your item. Usually the items are judged and prizes awarded.


June Meeting

June 29

Rustyk Forge

295 County Road 663

Devine, Texas – 78016

9:30 until ????


This will be open forge time.  A time for you to watch your mentor. 

An opportunity to get your questions answered.  A time for them to show you how it is done.  This is a chance for you to share what you know with others.

Our friends at STAB ( are now working with Veterans through an organization called Reforged (  In an effort to continue with our mission to share the blacksmith craft with others, we are inviting Reforged and their Veterans out to our June meeting.

An opportunity for us to give back to our Veterans.

Lunch will be available – BBQ Sandwich & 2 Sides = $10.00

Things to Bring

Safety Glasses

Hearing Protection

Tools & Steel (if you have them)

Lawn Chair

Sun Screen

Drinks (we will have water)


* Trade Item *

Don’t worry about working on a Trade Item. We will be making our trade items here at our open forge.  We will have 6” of ½” barstock for your quick project.

Come show us how it is done! 

I will have two forges and several anvils available. If you can bring forge and anvil(s) to help out, that would be great.

 For those that have not been to a Balcones event before, know that we are a family organization, so don’t be afraid to bring the spouse and the kids.

Directions to:

295 County Road 663, Devine, Texas 78016

From San Antonio:

IH35 South to HWY 173 – Exit #122

Right – Through Devine to CR 5710

          Yellow blinking Light

Right – Straight through 4-way stop to CR 663

Left – to where the pavement goes to the right.

Left- through the gap just past the mailboxes

(Don’t go straight down the private rd.)

Cross the cattle guard and follow the road to the left.

Pass the next gate to the left and continue to the next cattle guard.

You will see the house off to the right from here. 

Don’t be afraid to call for assistance. Trust me, you will not be the first.

Marsha Whitley 210-288-3961

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