Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

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

***** Be sure to detach the ballot from the NOV/DEC newsletter and send in your vote regarding the new scholarship options.

Because of the delay in members receiving there newsletter, ballots will be counted up to the start of the business meeting on March 10th. *****

******Click here for a copy of the ballot.******

The next meeting will be March 10 at 1532 Parkway W, Festus, MO.
Matt and Jennifer Dickson are hosting. Bob Alexander will be the demonstrator.

Click here for a Google map

Lunch will be provided.
Trade item is a wall mounted coat/hat rack.

There is also a map on the next meeting link on the left side of this page.

 Check the BAM events calendar for future meeting schedule.

27th Ozark Conference
  Site Map

Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, MO

  Google Map

May 3 - 6, 2018

Demonstrators will be
Pep Gomez , Fred Crist , and Mark J. Hopper .

Click on the names for a short bio of each demonstrator.


 Registration Form

 Fillable Registration Form (Excel Spreadsheet)

Ozark Conference Toolbox Raffle

We will be doing the three toolbox raffle again this year. Check the list above for suggested donations. Let Bernie Tappel know what you intend to donate and we will add your name to the list. The list is only suggested items. Feel free to donate any blacksmith related tools.


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

  BAM Awards Page  
  BAM FaceBook Page

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

**NEW- BAM logo stainless steel insulated travel mugs. 20 oz. - $17.00. 30 oz. - $19.00.
BAM logo mugs are available through the BAM Boutique @ $18.00 each. BAM logo steins are also available @ $30.00 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 and long sleeved henley shirts are now available. BAM logo embroidered on left front. Denim shirts are $35.00 ea. Sweatshirts are $28.00 ea. Henley shirts are $25.00. Tall henleys are $28.00

  Reference Material  

  BAM Newsletter Archive   **All issues 1983 to current issue.
  Scott Payne's article on JCCFS class- 18th Century Hearth Equipment  **New - 11/1/16
  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  

For more information and a printable application form.Click Here

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.