Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.
2015 Ozark Conference April 30 - May 3.
Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Mo.

This complete blacksmith setup will be one of the items raffled at the 2015 conference. This kit was donated by Don Furlow.

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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 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:
Phone number: 816-565-1243

Next meeting June 13, 2015 - Ned & Esther Digh - Hams Prairie, MO.
Trade item is any type of outdoor cooking item. Food will be available. This will be our annual drive to collect food for the local food pantry. Bring two canned meat items in exchange for lunch.

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.

The Conference booklet is available now. Click here for a copy.
Lodging information is in the conference booklet.
Click here for a map of the conference site in Sedalia, Mo.

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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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.