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March 2014


Dale Custer Wins the Jack Smith Award

BOA Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas Dale Custer Wins THE JACK SMITH AWARD Presentation by Ron Wells to Dale Custer on March 8, 2014. The Jack Smith Award was conceived by Bob Patrick and approved by the BOA membership to recognize members of BOA for their contribution to the organization.  Members …

March 2014 Northwest BOA Meeting

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS March 8, 2014 Thanks to Ed and Susan Osoris for hosting the meeting and serving a great lunch.  Ed’s shop was very easy to find and had all kinds of metal parts and scraps laying around which is a blacksmith’s dream.  Ed had a forge up and …

March 2014 CAC BOA Meeting

The March meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmiths Association of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held on March 15th at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Applied Arts studio in Little Rock, Arkansas. We love meeting at the applied arts studio, with multiple gas forges and anvils, …

Leaf Bottle Opener

This project is takes the standard demonstration leaf, and incorporates it into a handy bottle opener, adding function to the form. Don’t we all have enough keychains?

No-Weld Bending Fork

One challenge with getting started in blacksmithing is making the tools you need.  You can make most of your own tools, but in order to make many of them, you first have to have other tools.  This project makes a bending fork hardy tool with almost no tools. Download PDF