Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.
 
 
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Introducing the new BAM newsletter editor, Jon McCarty. Yes, Jon is related to those "other" McCartys that have previously held various offices in BAM, including president and newsletter editor.
Good luck in your new endeavor Jon!

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Blacksmith Wanted to Teach Class.
Tyler Barnes is looking for a blacksmith from BAM, who would be willing to spend a week at his camp near Odessa, MO, to teach an introductory blacksmithing class in June or July 2015. The class is a group of boys, age 5 to 17 years old. Tyler is willing to pay for the training. The details as to the dates, hours per day, food, lodging, payment for training etc.is to be left up to the blacksmith and Tyler to work out. Tyler has agreed to join BAM, and consequently, the MTS Trailer and equipment can be used for the training. Tyler will arrange for the delivery of the trailer to and from the location.
You can contact Tyler at:
Email address: tyler.barnes@questrail.com
Phone number: 816-565-1243

Next meeting March 21, 2015 - Chris Miller - Doniphan, MO.
Trade item is a set of strap hinges. Food will be available.

There is a map with additional information on the meeting schedule link at left.
**NOTE: Membership dues increased to $30.00 per year effective January 1, 2015.


2015 Ozark Conference - April 30 - May 3, 2015

Conference demonstrators have been announced. Nathan Robertson, Don Asbee, and Elsa Fantino will be the 2015 demonstrators. Click on the demonstrator's name for a bio.
Mary Jo McCarty will be doing the basket classes again this year. Click here for a copy of the brochure.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.



2015 Conference Tool Boxes

Mike Gentzch has volunteered to again make the three toolboxes for the conference toolbox raffle. We need to fill these with handmade tools or other tool donations. Click here for the suggested list and sign up for your donation. Let Bernie know what you intend to make/donate and your name will be added to the list.




BAM logo mugs are now available through the BAM Boutique @ $15.00 each. These are hand thrown pottery mugs by Rob Withrow of Brasstown, NC. - - - Contact Patti Tappel for details.
**New** BAM logo steins are now available @ $20.00 ea.

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For any questions or comments send e-mail to: Bernie Tappel

This website is dedicated to the memory of Ed Harper, born March 23, 1944, died April 13, 2012.
Ed spent countless hours of volunteer effort in setting up and maintaining this site and moderating the Around the Anvil newsgroup. In addition to being a talented blacksmith and a friend to everyone he met, he was the webmaster of this site from 2002 until his death in 2012. He will be missed.
Rest in peace Ed.