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May 2014 CAC BOA Meeting

Nine members of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met on May 17th, 2014 at the forge of Herman Ginger, in Pine Bluff.  Herman has a well-outfitted shop with every tool imaginable, from restored hit and miss engines to industrial milling machines.  The other members …

April 2014 CAC BOA Meeting

The Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas (CACBOA) met on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the forge of Thurston Fox, in Mayflower, Arkansas. The demonstration was a combination of “how to make a basket twist” and “how not to weld”. Fortunately only one of the pre-welded twisting …

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, …

CACBOA February 2014 Meeting

The February meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmiths Association of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held on February 15th at the forge of Larry Layne, in Sheridan Arkansas. Larry’s shop is a shrine to human-powered tools. In addition to the brick forge (laid by Larry’s lovely wife Scooter), Larry …

CACBOA November 2013 Meeting

November’s Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmiths of Arkansas (CACBOA) meeting was held Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at the forge of Herman Ginger, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. We were glad to have BOA Treasurer Ron Wells join us all the way from the Northwest Chapter. Ron didn’t complain about the …

CACBOA September 2013 Meeting

September 2013 CACBOA meeting September 21st at the forge of Herman Ginger Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Minutes of the meeting: At the Forge: • We began with a look at Herman’s gas forge, a three-burner, forced-air model. • We also had a demo of Herman’s shop-built power hammer and pneumatic press. • Herman showed …