Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.






Blacksmith Auction April 15, 2017
Pictures here.

Next meeting - June 10, 2017 - Ned Digh, Hams Prairie, MO. 573-642-9502
Map under Meeting Schedule link on left. Trade Item - butter knife .
Lunch will be provided.
Don Nichols has been moved to Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp, Mo. 65325
The address is 403 West Main.
Phone number is 660 668 4515.
The 2017 conference will be May 4 through May 7.
The location will again be the state fairgrounds in Sedalia, Mo.
Demonstrators will be Howard Clark , Allan Kress , Lyle Wynn , and Matthew Burnett . Click on the demonstrator name for a bio.
Check back here as more information is available

Start thinking about something for the gallery. Also keep in mind something for a donation for the toolbox raffle. Check out the list below for a suggested list of items for donation. Let Bernie know what you intend to donate and he will put your name on the list next to the item.
 Click Here For Conference Flyer.


 Click Here For A Registration Form.


 Toolbox Raffle. Click here for a current list of tool donations.


There will be several classes offered at the conference. This is the info currently available:
 Basket Class. Click here for more information.

 Footstool Class. Click here for more information.

 Intermediate Blacksmith Class. Click here for more information.


We will be forging a chain for the conference. Anyone interested in participating can make a link or several links to be included in the chain at the conference. The chain links should be made from 7 inches of 3/8 round mild steel.


  BAM Awards Page  
  BAM FaceBook Page


  Need Coal??? Click here for a map of our Coal Stations.


** NEW ** Youth sizes BAM logo tees. 100% cotton with BAM logo screen printed on front. $12.00 ea.


**NEW- BAM logo stainless steel insulated travel mugs. 20 oz. - $17.00. 30 oz. - $19.00.
BAM logo mugs are available through the BAM Boutique @ $18.00 each. BAM logo steins are also available @ $30.00 ea. These are hand thrown pottery mugs by Rob Withrow of Brasstown, NC. - - - Contact Patti Tappel for details.
100% cotton denim long sleeved shirts and grey hooded sweatshirts with zipper and long sleeved henley shirts are now available. BAM logo embroidered on left front. Denim shirts are $35.00 ea. Sweatshirts are $28.00 ea. Henley shirts are $25.00. Tall henleys are $28.00

  Reference Material  

  BAM Newsletter Archive   **All issues 1983 to current issue.
  Scott Payne's article on JCCFS class- 18th Century Hearth Equipment  **New - 11/1/16
  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  **New Additions - 8/14/15
  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  




For more information and a printable application form.Click Here

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.