Blacksmiths Association of Missouri
Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Celebrating 36 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|
|***NOTE: BAM has been approached by ABANA with the idea of hosting the 2022 ABANA conference here in Missouri. Before we consider taking on this task we will need to know how many members will be willing to volunteer their time to help with the conference. Note that, unlike the BAM conference, the volunteers will not get a complimentary admission to the conference and also unlike the BAM conference, spouses will also have to pay an entry fee. In the past, this has been approximately $125 per person. If you would be willing to volunteer to help with this, please let Jon McCarty know before the August 3 BAM meeting. We will be deciding at that meeting whether or not to pursue this. If you have any questions as to what types of volunteers are needed, Jon can answer your questions. You can contact him at Bameditor2015@gmail.com or at 636-432-4468.|
|Blacksmith books - Free Downloads|
BAM Newsletter Archive **All issues 1983 to current issue.
|Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference|
|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|
Power Hammer Page (New England Blacksmiths)
|Online Book Vendors|
|Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents|
|Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums|