Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

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Founded 11/4/1983.
2016 toolbox raffle. Toolboxes by Mike Gentzsch.

The new MTS trailer is finished and ready for the conference.



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Next meeting will be June 11 at the Boonville steam show grounds,
Map under Meeting Schedule link on left. Trade item is "fancy handle".
Lunch will not be provided, bring your own.

25th Ozark Conference
April 28 - May 1, 2016.

The conference brochure is now available. Click here for a copy.

Registration forms are also available.
Click here for an Excel spreadsheet copy (fillable document)
or Click here for a printable .pdf copy.

Click here for a map of the conference site.

Demonstrators will include the teams of Mike & Audra Draper, Lynda Metcalfe & Elmer Roush, and Bob Alexander & Pat McCarty.

There will be a beginners class on Friday and an intermediate class on Saturday morning. The intermediate class will be forging an 18th century Suffolk latch, including the latch bar, staple, and latch bar keeper.
**NOTE: Both the beginner class and the intermediate class is full as of 4/23. Mike will still accept names for alternates in case a position opens up.

We will be doing the three toolbox raffle again this year. Mike Gentzsch will be constructing the toolboxes again this year and we will be accepting donations of tools to fill the boxes. Let Bernie Tappel know what you would like to donate and we will publish the list of donations with your name on this page. Click here for the current donation and open items list. These are just suggested items. If you would like to donate something else, let us know and we will add it to the list.
Gas forge building workshop.

Cost on the forge workshop will be $362.00 per person. This will be held at this years 25th annual conference in Sedalia. Each kit will include everything needed to build a forge except for the Freon can. Steve Gensheimer will be bringing the feet, bricks, valves, flare adapters, tubing, and fuel gas adapters. Part of the cost is going to cover Steve's travel expenses to have him on hand for the workshop. Many of you may have the Freon cans available and a few members have mentioned having extras. Contact Jon McCarty for any additional details.
** Note: As of 3/29, we have plenty of spare freon tanks for those that do not have one.

Mike Gorzel has put together a price list on a regulator, hose and gauge kit which will be pasted below.
Contact Mike at with questions or to order.

Package 1 - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (back mount) - - - $40.75

Package 1A - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (back mount), 5 Foot hose with ends - - - $59.25

Package 1B - - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (back mount), 10 Foot hose with ends - - - $65.50

Package 2 - - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (bottom mount) - - - $40.25

Package 2A - - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (bottom mount), 5 Foot Hose - - - $58.75

Package 2B - - - regulator 0-30 PSI, POL, guage (bottom mount), 10 Foot Hose - - - $65.00

Click here for more information on the regulator packages.

International Blacksmithing Event September 1 - 6, 2016, Ypres Flanders, Belgium.

Update from Kate Dinneen

If you would like to participate in this event by making a poppy for the project, click here for more information.

BAM logo mugs are available through the BAM Boutique @ $15.00 each. BAM logo steins are also available @ $20.00 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 are now available. BAM logo embroidered on left front. Denim shirts are $35.00 ea. Sweatshirts are $20.00 ea.

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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.