Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.
Celebrating 35 years of BAM - Founded 11/4/1983
"Back in the early days of BAM everything was new to us. Our meetings were held in old garages and sheds, and we would huddle around the anvil as everyone took turns demonstrating his newest discovery. The members who knew how to forge weld seemed to posses some magical power that elluded the rest of us. They would smash together white hot steel as we watched in amazement. Like growing up, there was a newness about it all that could only happen once." - Jerry Hoffmann
Mark your calendars now for the 2019 BAM Ozark Conference, May 2 - 5, in Sedalia, MO. More details will follow in the coming months.




The next meeting will be January 12 at 9603 State Hwy B, Higbee, MO 65257.
Dale Kirby hosting.

Click here for a Google map

Pat McCarty will be the demonstrator.

Lunch will be provided.

Trade item is TBA.



 Check the BAM events calendar for future meeting schedule.


Pat McCarty Headache Hammer In - January 1, 2019 in Washington, MO.
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  Reference Material  

  BAM Newsletter Archive   **All issues 1983 to current issue.
  Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference   **New - 5/9/2018
  Scott Payne's article on JCCFS class- 18th Century Hearth Equipment  
  Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot  
  Template for Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot  
  Dave Smucker - Heat Treating  
  Other ABANA Chapter Newsletters Online  
  Stock Lengths for Rings   
  BAM Library  
  Power Hammer Page (New England Blacksmiths)  
  Blacksmith books - Free Downloads  
  Online Book Vendors  
  Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents  
  Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums  
  Blacksmith Schools  

  Miscellaneous  
  Shop Notes     Members Gallery     Member's Web Sites  
  Demonstrator List  




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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.