Blacksmiths Association of Missouri

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

Phil Cox 11/3/1949 - 3/11/2018

We are asking anyone that wishes to participate in a memorial piece for Phil to forge a 4 inch nail with either their touch mark or their initials stamped in the top of the head. These nails will be included in a piece at the conference.

My forging hammer
Lies reclined

My bellows, too
Have lost their wind

My fires extinct
My forge decayed

And in the dust
My vise is layed

My coal is spent
My iron is gone

My anvil is broke
My work is done

My work is done
My work is done
My work is done

Rest in Peace Phil

  Obituary ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The next meeting will be June 9 at 6792 County Road 424 Mokane, MO 65251. Phone - 573-642-9502
Ned and Esther Digh are hosting. Drew Johnson will be the demonstrator.

Click here for a Google map

Lunch will be provided.
Trade item to be announeced.

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.


  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  

  Shop Notes     Members Gallery     Member's Web Sites  
  Demonstrator List  

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.