Blacksmith Association of Missouri
Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Celebrating 40 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|
Longtime BAM member Jerry Hoffmann passed away June 28, 2023. Jerry was very instrumental in the success of BAM in its early years. He was a frequent demonstrator, hosted meetings, and was responsible for many of the illustrations in the BAM newsletter, including the popular "Grubby Little Blacksmith" cartoons. Jerry also designed the BAM logo. He published the Blacksmiths Journal for many years that is still a valuable resource for blacksmiths. This is the link to his
obituary that lists many of Jerry's other accomplishments. He was truly a man of many talents.
Rest in Peace Jerry. The blacksmith community will miss you.
|Blacksmith books - Free Downloads|
BAM Newsletter Archive **All issues 1983 to current issue.
|Silver Wire Inlay - information by Bob Stormer|
|Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference|
|Scott Payne's demo on JCCFS class- 18th Century Six Arm Chandelier|
|Scott Payne's article on JCCFS class- 18th Century Hearth Equipment||Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot||Template for Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot||Larry Hults 3 Burner Forge Plans||Larry Hults Burner Plans|
|Dave Smucker - Heat Treating||Other ABANA Chapter Newsletters Online|
|Stock Lengths for Rings|
Power Hammer Page (New England Blacksmiths)
|Online Book Vendors|
|Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents|
|Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums|
|ABANA Controlled Hand Forging Program|