Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

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

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 Conference Tool Boxes*******

Mike Gentzch did a great job on the toolboxes again this year. A big thanks to Mike and to all who contributed to this raffle. The boxes were overflowing with tools and the raffle ticket box was also overflowing so I know this brought in a nice chunk of change for BAM.
Also a big thanks to Don Forlow for his special complete blacksmith setup. This ticket box was also overflowing. The special thing about this was that the kit was won by a young lady fairly new to BAM, who along with her family is just starting out their blacksmithing journey.

BAM logo mugs are 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.
BAM logo steins are also 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.