Blacksmiths Association of Missouri
Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Celebrating 35 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|
|The January meeting is being postponed again due to the inclement weather forecast. It has been rescheduled for January 26.|
BAM Newsletter Archive **All issues 1983 to current issue.
|Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference **New - 5/9/2018|
|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)
|Blacksmith books - Free Downloads|
|Online Book Vendors|
|Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents|
|Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums|
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.