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February 2016 Central Chapter Meeting

The February meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held at the forge of Dale Custer. Thanks to Linda and Dawn for preparing lunch Members in attendance included Dale Custer, Brandon Wilson, Tim Huddleston & Keith Heffelfinger The morning was spent with open …

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August 2015 Central Chapter Meeting

The Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met on Saturday, August 15th at the forge of Robert Thompson in Hot Springs Village. We had seven members present, despite a great deal of confusion regarding who was actually hosting. Of the seven present, three were named Robert. …

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April 2015 Central Chapter BOA Meeting

The April, 2015 meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met at the forge of Dale Custer in West Little Rock. We had nine members in attendance, plus our hard-working intern and two guests. In the morning, Dale trapped a couple members into helping …

November 2014 Central Chapter BOA Meeting

The November meeting of Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held on unseasonably cold 11/15/2014 at the forge of Dale Custer in Little Rock. The morning demonstration was making a top set tool from a ball-peen hammer: preparing the tool, a discussion of appropriate tongs …

October 2014 Central Chapter BOA Meeting

The October meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met on Saturday, October 18th at the forge of Thurston Fox in Mayflower, Arkansas. It was a beautiful day for a meeting. We spent the morning forging pumpkin-carving tools. Some were more ornate, with twists …

August 2014 Central Chapter BOA Meeting

The August meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met in Pine Bluff at the well-equipped forge of Herman Ginger (who is not a dentist). Herman had a variety of individual and group activities for us. Shane Driskel used Herman’s industrial mill to put …