Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

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



Opening ceremony at the 2016 25th BAM Conference.
The 2016 conference is in the books.
If you missed it, you missed a great one. We had near record attendance. The bleachers at all three forging stations were packed. The beginners class and the intermediate class were full. Both forge building classes were full.
Doug Clemons was awarded a life membership. Mike McLaughlin was awarded the Bob Patrick Founders Award.
One of the best conferences to date!




Next meeting will be July 23 at Bob Ehrenberger's in Shelbyville, MO 573-633-2010,
Map under Meeting Schedule link on left. Trade item is a ladle.
Lunch will be provided.


2nd Annual "Old Retired Guys And Anyone That Wants To Take A Vacation Day" Hammer In.
July 28 at the Osage Bluff Blacksmith Shop.
Lunch will be provided.

Click here for a map and more information.

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 Awards Page  
  BAM FaceBook Page


  Need Coal??? Click here for a map of our Coal Stations.


** NEW ** Youth sizes BAM logo tees. 100% cotton with BAM logo screen printed on front. $12.00 ea.


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.

  Reference Material  

  BAM Newsletter Archive   **All issues 1983 to current issue.
  Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot  
  Template for Bob Patrick Fabricated Firepot  
  Dave Smucker - Heat Treating  
  Other ABANA Chapter Newsletters Online  
  Stock Lengths for Rings   
  BAM Library  
  Power Hammer Page (New England Blacksmiths)  
  Blacksmith books - Free Downloads  **New Additions - 8/14/15
  Online Book Vendors  
  Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents  
  Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums  
  Blacksmith Schools  

  Miscellaneous  
  Shop Notes     Members Gallery     Member's Web Sites  
  Demonstrator List  




For more information and a printable application form.Click Here

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.