Sunday, September 13, 2009

BAM Meeting September 2009

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.

1 comment:

Sara said...

That oak leaf is beautiful!
And I don't think I ever knew the process for putting a wagon wheel together. cool.