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Blacksmith's Association of Missouri Meeting 03/23/2019

THE BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI (BAM) WILL HOLD THEIR STATEWIDE MARCH BI-MONTHLY MEETING AT OUR SHOP ON MARCH 23, 2019. THE MEETING WILL BE STARTED AROUND 8:00 A.M. FOR THE EARLY BIRDS ASSEMBLED FOR THE OBLIGATORY COFFEE AND DONUTS SERVED IN THE NEWLY RESTORED PLUNK SCHOOL HOUSE BUILDING NEXT TO THE SHOP. 

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT NOON. BIG D'S BARBEQUE WILL CATER THE LUNCH AS USUAL. THE FORMAL BUISNESS MEETING WILL START AT 1:00 P.M. FOLLOWING THE BUSINESS MEETING THE THE IRON IN THE HAT AND TRADE ITEM RAFFLES WILL BE CONDUCTED FOLLOWED BY SOME OPEN FORGE TIME FOR THOSE INTERESTED.
THE DEMONSTRATION WILL BE HOW TO FORGE AND FABRICATE A WALL BRACKET WITH SUPPORTING SCROLL TO SUPPORT A HANGING BASKET.

THE TRADE ITEM WILL BE "SOMETHING RIVETING" (A FORGED ITEM JOINED WITH RIVETS).


 

Beginning Blacksmithing Class March 30-31, 2019.

CLASS IS FULL AS OF 1/29/19 A WAITING LIST IS NOW FORMING.

NEXT CLASS IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER, 2019

The sessions will cover the following basics of blacksmithing:

Session 1: History of Blacksmithing, Sources of Information, Introduction to the Forge, Shop Safety, and Operating the Forge, Hammer and Anvil Basics, Drawing Out and making a drive hook. 
Session 2: Upsetting, Bending, Shaping, Making a Leaf Hook; Introduction to Forge Welding.
 

 

Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program (DNAP) Blacksmith Shop user group is organizing a beginning blacksmithing class. Classes will be in two half-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Participants must attend both classes in the proper order.

Participants must be 18 years old, or 12-17 years old with written consent of parent/guardian. Every member of the class must bring a set of safety glasses and wear cotton clothing. All other tools and metal stock will be provided. Classes will be held at the Tom Kennon Blacksmith Shop at the Heritage Homestead in downtown Doniphan, Missouri. .

Classes begin at 9am and conclude around 1pm each day. The total cost is $50 to cover the cost of coal and metal stock for both class sessions. Class size is limited to the first 3 members who register and pay their fee.

 

To Register Contact the Curator at the Current River Heritage Museum, 101 Washington, Doniphan, MO 63935. (573) 996-5298, or Chris Miller at (573) 996-2090 or 996-4931. Make checks payable to DNAP.

Heritage Days Annual Event (Formerly “Civil War Days”) April 12-13, 2019

Annual two-day festival filled with live music, storytelling, living history exhibits and pioneer life demonstrations of rail splitting, fiddle making, blacksmithing, quilting and other vintage crafts.  The 14th annual Heritage Days event will take place April 12-13, 2019 at the Heritage Homestead. Vendors and crafters who would like to participate can contact the Curator at the Heritage Museum 573-996-5298 for information on registration and fees.

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