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February 2016 Northwest Chapter Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA February meeting was hosted by Ed Osoris in Springdale. Ron Wells again provided safe transportation to a truckload of smiths. Ed served a delicious and filling lunch of smoked ribs, barbeque sandwiches, salad, and chips. We had lovely sunshine, and brisk breezes. BOA members in attendance …

January 2016 Northwest Chapter Meeting

The meeting at Robert Meuser’s had a fairly small showing, on account of fears of snow that never showed. Bob Patrick demonstrated a fork with welded-on tines, and made Robert a new hot-cut hardy with the help of Bob Lock as striker. A test-decal applied to the trailer suggests we’ll …

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December 2015 Northwest Chapter Meeting

Thanks to Clyde and Connie for hosting the meeting. The food was excellent, and Clyde’s smithy is very roomy and well stocked. Everyone really enjoyed being there, and the weather was great. On our way to the meeting we always have breakfast at the Kings River store. Ira Collins, a farrier, was at the store and decided to …

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August 2015 Northwest Chapter Meeting

August 8, 2015 The Northwest Area BOA August meeting was held at Cheryl Miskell’s home, in Marble Falls. Dale called the meeting to order and thanked Cheryl for hosting the meeting. Dale introduced and welcomed Michael and Joseph Breer. BOA members in attendance at this meeting included Bill Angle, Tom …

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July 2015 Northwest Chapter Meeting

July 11, 2015 The Northwest Area BOA June meeting was at Robert Meuser’s forge, in Mountain Home. Dale called the meeting to order and welcomed Mike Tiller, a guest. Dale thanked Robert for hosting the meeting. BOA members in attendance at this meeting included Joe Alsobrooks, Tom Bates, Dale Custer, …

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June 2015 BOA Northwest Chapter Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA June meeting was at Rusty Wheels, in Bellefonte. Dale called the meeting to order and acknowledge our newest members. Joe Alsobrooks is a new member, this was his second meeting. Garrett Manley attended last month’s meeting, and joined today. Logan Swanson and Eric Lindberg are also …

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May 2015 Northwest Chapter BOA Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA May meeting took place at Cheryl Miskell’s house, in Marble Falls. Dale called the meeting to order and thanked Cheryl for hosting. Dale thanked Mark Morrow for his remarkable demonstration of how to make a cutlass. ( Separate website post, TH.) BOA members in attendance at …

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April 2015 Northwest Chapter BOA Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA April meeting took place at Tired Iron, in Gentry. Ron Wells played chauffeur to Tom Bates, Harold Enlow, and yours truly. Ron brought along his repurposed Ford truck bed trailer loaded with the accoutrements necessary for a BOA demonstration. Tired Iron was rather soggy, having endured …

February 2015 Northwest Chapter BOA Meeting

The Northwest Area BOA February meeting was hosted by Richard and Carol Ross. Ron Wells’ trusty GPS took us straight to the Ross home, where Richard’s nicely equipped shop was already packed with eager smiths. We smiths must be living right, because we were again graced with warm and sunny …