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May 2015 River Valley Chapter BOA Meeting

The May meeting was held on the second at my place. It was a sunny day without rain. Several members attended along with a couple of visitors. I was working on having the metal shaper in operation but am still working on how to power the equipment. The main obstacle …

The passing of Jacob Wells

The Light that Burns Twice as Bright Burns Half as Long –Lao Tzu John Jacob Wells  1969-2014 Jacob was a runner. On November 1, 2014, he was in the 19th mile of his 156th career marathon when he collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest. Several minutes passed before he was revived …

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 …

BOA Membership Roster 8-20-213

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