Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.
         Andrew Kent Harbit, 64, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, July 23, 2020, at his home in Windsor. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Justin Wright officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Millers Chapel Cemetery, Nelson, Mo. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Those wishing to pay their respects and prefer to social distance may stop by the funeral home from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday before the visitation. The family suggests contributions to Blacksmiths' Association of Missouri or Millers Chapel Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Kent was a longtime and very active member of BAM. He was always ready to pitch in and do whatever he could for our organization. He along with his wife Deanna, managed the annual conference registration for many years. He was the go to guy for any equipment that we needed to set up the conference and handled the sales of conference merchandise during the year, setting up the sales table at each of the bimonthly meetings. Kent also made all the arrangements for the BAM display at the State Fair and was an active participant in the demonstrations there throughout the duration of the fair. Kent, you leave a big gaping hole in both BAM and in your friends hearts. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.         

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**NOTE: BAM will not have the booth at the state fair this year because of the format change in the fair due to Covid-19.
MTS Beginner Class

Next class September 19 and 26.

To see class listings or to register for classes, check the link on the left side of this page.

Learn the fundamentals of Blacksmithing from Bob Alexander.

Beginner and intermediate classes are being offered at Mueller Industries (via Craft Central), 12951 Maurer Industrial Dr. St. Louis, 63127

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  Reference Material  

  Blacksmith books - Free Downloads  

  BAM Newsletter Archive   **All issues 1983 to current issue.

  Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference   
  Scott Payne's demo on JCCFS class- 18th Century Six Arm Chandelier  
  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   
  BAM Library  
  Power Hammer Page (New England Blacksmiths)  
  Online Book Vendors  
  Sheet Metal Sizes/Decimal Equivalents  
  Online Blacksmith & Knifemaker Forums  
  Blacksmith Schools  

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