Justine Southam, a stone carver from Québec’s Eastern Townships, participated in a hacksaw-making workshop at last weekend’s Smith-In Blacksmith Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan. “The Ontario Artists Blacksmith Association (OABA) has done a great job of advancing the trade and connecting people. This year’s event brought in people not only from Ontario and Québec, but also from Vermont, Pennsylvania and Connecticut which was great. It’s a great group of people coming together to share their knowledge and tools. There are not many events where we can get together, especially in Eastern Ontario. It’s also great for the folks from Québec to meet the Ontario blacksmiths.” More inside.