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July 2014 Northwest BOA Meeting

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS July 12, 2014  Thanks to Rob and Jean Meuser for hosting this meeting.  We were under the shade trees in the yard with two forges going.  Rob cooked hotdogs over a wood fire which we enjoyed.  Ron said there were 15 members present plus a friend of …

June Meeting of Northwest Chapter of BOA

Blacksmiths of Arkansas June 14, 2014   We had a good meeting at Rusty Wheels with 3 forges going.  Ron said 28 members attended, and we had some visitors, as well.  Bob Patrick had Colt Middleton along.  James Brantley brought his grandson, Jacob.  Cheryl Miskell attended and tried her hand …

Clay Spencer Suffers Heart Attack

Email from Bob Patrick: Hi Dale.  You might get this on the web site and out to the group.  Some will know Clay, many not, but he is one of the most important people in the modern blacksmithing movement.  I’ve known him since the late 70’s or early 80’s.  A …

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 …

February 2014 Meeting Notes – Northwest Chapter

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS February 8th, 2014 This month’s meeting was at Richard Ross’ ‘Elbow Holler Forge’ in Flippin. We had a great turnout, especially considering the weather we’ve been having lately. We had a few new members attending this meeting. Danny Blankenship was able to join us, after meeting several …

January Meeting Notes – Northwest Chapter

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS January, 2014 Our meeting went well and quite a few members attended.  The weather was pretty decent compared to what we’ve been having.  The day cured some cabin fever that many of us had.  We managed to avoid starving.  Some went out for lunch, some brought it …

Meeting Report for August, 2103

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS August, 2013 Thanks to Rob and Jean Meuser for hosting the meeting which was at Mountain Home.  They have a nice place for a blacksmith meeting, and the weather was mostly dry.  They served us lunch which we enjoyed. We had a couple of guests who seemed …

BOA August Meeting Minutes

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS August, 2013 Thanks to Rob and Jean Meuser for hosting the meeting which was at Mountain Home.  They have a nice place for a blacksmith meeting, and the weather was mostly dry.  They served us lunch which we enjoyed. We had a couple of guests who seemed …

CAC BOA July Meeting Minutes

CACBOA chapter meeting, July 20th, 2013 Meeting was held at the Forge of Garrett Sheeks in Stuttgart, AR 7 members, no guests At the forge: • Garrett gave a demo of creating a fork • Trade item was a chisel or punch Business Meeting (12:45): • Old Business: o Toolbox Raffle: approximately $380 collected. …

NEA BOA July Meeting Minutes

Our next meeting will be on the the 17th of August at Glenn Owen’s shop starting at 7 and going till 4. The trade item will be a bottle opener. The meeting on the 20th of July we had 7 present, 4 members and 3 guests. The weather cooperated and …