The Houston "Home Metal Shop Club" meets once a month to discuss all types of Metalworking, from lathe work to mill work to Blacksmithing. They have an active beginner SIG for those that are learning with working and retired Machinists to help those that are more advanced.
"Our members' interests include Model Engineering, Casting, Blacksmithing, Gunsmithing, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Robotics, CNC, Welding, Metal Art, and others. Members always like to talk about their craft and shops. Shops range from full machine shops to those limited to a bench vise and hacksaw."
This month's meeting is on Saturday January 15th. Visit http://www.homemetalshopclub.org/
for more information.