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October 2014 Northwest Meeting

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS October, 2014 Our meeting was at Rusty Wheels Tractor and Small Engine Show which is just south of Harrison.  It was a drizzly day, but quite a few members showed up.  There weren’t many normal citizens that braved the muddy turf, however.  Several younger and newer members …

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 …

May 2014 Northwest BOA Meeting

This month’s meeting was at the shop of Ron Wells in Mt. Judea. If you’ve never been out to Ron’s shop, it’s quite a beautiful drive in from 65. I feel it is one of the nicest areas in the Ozarks, but I can’t figure out how he manages to …

April 2014 Northwest BOA Meeting

This month’s meeting was in Gentry at the ‘Tired Iron of the Ozarks’ Antique Tractor show. I feel like I say this about every meeting, but I always look forward to going out to Gentry. They have a great shop for demonstrating, the tractor show is always fun, and there …

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 …

Report of September Meeting

Report of the September 7, 2013 Meeting—Submitted by Ron Wells The September 7, 2013, meeting of BOA was held at Gentry, AR, at the shop on the grounds of the Tired Iron Show.  Thanks to Bryan Parsons for hosting the meeting.  We had around 10 members in attendance.  Bryan, Hardy …

September Meeting–September 7th

The September meeting of BOA will be on the first weekend in September, September 7, 2013.  This is a diversion from the regular meeting date of the 2nd Saturday of the month to coincide with the meeting date of the Tired Iron Antique Tractor Show in Gentry, AR.

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 …

Report of the July Meeting

This month’s meeting took place at Richard Ross’ Elbow Holler Forge in Rea Valley. We welcomed new members Luke Roberts from Mountain Home and Clyde Foster from Huntsville. Luke brought several of his hand made knives to show our members, which were very impressive.  Justin Jones reported that he is …