Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

        Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the blacksmithing art and craft.
Founded 11/4/1983.
Celebrating 36 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
***NOTE: BAM has been approached by ABANA with the idea of hosting the 2022 ABANA conference here in Missouri. Before we consider taking on this task we will need to know how many members will be willing to volunteer their time to help with the conference. Note that, unlike the BAM conference, the volunteers will not get a complimentary admission to the conference and also unlike the BAM conference, spouses will also have to pay an entry fee. In the past, this has been approximately $125 per person. If you would be willing to volunteer to help with this, please let Jon McCarty know before the August 3 BAM meeting. We will be deciding at that meeting whether or not to pursue this. If you have any questions as to what types of volunteers are needed, Jon can answer your questions. You can contact him at or at 636-432-4468.

The next meeting will be August 3 at 9940 Liv 2302, Chillicothe MO.

Willie Bagley hosting 660-752-6209.

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Lunch will be provided.

The trade item is anything made from a railroad spike.

 Check the BAM events calendar for future meeting schedule.

Old Retired Guys and Anyone Who Wants to Take a Vacation Day Hammer In

July 25 at Osage Bluff Blacksmith Shop 573-496-3793

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Lunch will be provided.

2020 Annual Ozark Conference

Mark your calendars now - April 30 - May 3, 2020

Stay tuned for more details in upcoming months.


  Reference Material  

  Blacksmith books - Free Downloads  

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

  Pep Gomez Handout - 2018 Conference   
  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  

  Shop Notes     Members Gallery     Member's Web Sites  
  Demonstrator List  

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