It looks like this plus 5 more sacks that were left in the front of the shop.
We took a trip Saturday to Scrub Oak Forge in DeSoto Missouri. It is one of the storage areas for the BAM coal supply.
The blacksmith lifted this coal 4 times. That's 4 tons times.
First he lifted it into place in the bed of the truck. Arriving home and accidentally locking the keys into the truck, he lifted it onto a trailer. From there he lifted it onto a 2 wheel dolly. He then wheeled it inside the shop and lifted it into the storage area.
No wonder he slept good that night.
Sorry I forgot the camera on Saturday, I missed some beautiful picture opportunities.
One thing close to my heart is our timber frame home. This majestic frame stood tall before the stress skin panels were added.
Every morning I love waking up and see the golden oak beams 18 feet above my head.
One thing close to my husband's heart is his blacksmith shop. He can spend hours in here. He hammers out some wonderful items.
This video will show you a timber frame blacksmith shop being built at John C. Campbell folk school. Trust me when I tell you, both of us would be happy living and working in this magnificent building! The craftsmanship going into it is awesome.
BAM held it's September meeting at the shop of Matthew Burnett in Cameron, Missouri.
This picture shows some of the items Riley Rice used when demonstrating how to build a wooden wheel.
Here Riley, builds a fire around the completed rim using a bale of straw.
He added straw to it several times. The rim was then removed and quickly installed over the wooden wheel. He cooled the metal down with water as to not set the wheel on fire.
This shows the finished wheel.
Here President Ken Jansen starts the drawing for the iron in the hat session. This month items included, a shop swivel chair, garage door springs, 2 steel bars, back issues of Anvil Ring, gun magazines, a miniature Tom Clark anvil, a rake tooth and more.
One of the highlights of the day is the trade items. Here members are picking up the items they received in trade.
Here are the trade items before the drawing.
The oak leaf BT made. This was made from one piece of bar stock 1 1/2 inches wide by 5/16 inch thick by six inches long.
The leaf he won was made by Thomas Ratliff.
Thanks to Matthew and his Dad for hosting a great meeting. The chili and german chocolate cake was delicious.
I love being a wife, a mom, a grandmother, and a mother-in-law. If I am sewing, I am the happiest. I've been sewing since I was in the 7th grade. My blog consist of stories from my everyday life, making quilts, talking with my two adult kids, living with my blacksmith husband and some general random blogging.
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