Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Teaching the grandsons

Last week Alex, the seven year old grandson wanted to forge. He made two J hooks. Brady the ten year old wasn't interested, until he saw his brother's finished products.

Today they both decided to go back to the shop to hammer.

Alex goes first.

Brady starts on his J hook.

This is what the finished product looked like.

The boy's Dad received this handmade oak back pack for Christmas. He was wanting some hooks to hang it on the wall.

This is the design the boys and the blacksmith came up with. Alex forged the left side, Brady the right. You can see they stamped their names respectively on top.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two new candle holders

 Ribbon candle holder

Double candle holder

Two together

Saturday, November 5, 2011

BAM meeting November 2011

Look at all these letter openers!  They were the trade item for today meeting.

One of the coolest ones was the whale opener. His mouth was razor sharp! 
Good job Mike!

It was a large crowd of Smith's. The meeting was held in Excelsior Missouri at Martin's Auction Barn. The food was an extra treat, cream filled donuts, homemade pies, butter grilled ham and cheese sandwiches on homemade bread, and hot coffee on a cold day!  If you weren't there, you missed a great meeting!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saltfork Craftsman Artist-Blacksmith Association Conference 2011

The meeting was held in Perry, Oklahoma at the fair grounds.

Mark Aspery was one of the demonstrators.

The next few pictures are of some of the works in the gallery area.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Linn Centennial

Just a couple of pictures from the day.

Perhaps you didn't get your shopping done.

Just email us or call.

You can shop at home with us. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Munichburg Show 2011

Great show.

Great weather.

Great customers.

Thank you to all those that  came out.

Catch us October 1st at the Linn Centennial.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Come see us!

Saturday September 24th

10 to 5

Corner of Dunklin and Washington streets

See ya!

Monday, September 19, 2011

the Blacksmith at Columbia's Heritage Festival 2011

If you missed us this past weekend you still have a chance this coming weekend.

Osage Bluff Blacksmith will be demonstrating at the Munichburg Festival, Jefferson city. 

Hope to see you there.

The last 3 pictures courtesy of Flat Creek Farm.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

BAM meeting July 2011

The July meeting was held in Hams Prairie, Mo. For a hot day, it was one of the largest crowds we've seen in a while.

Good company, good food, and good music.

Life is good.

Thanks Ned and Ester!

Lunch line - Taco salad was on the menu

The blacksmiths eat lunch

Dinner music - Disciples of the Cross - Bluegrass gospel!

Trade items - wind chimes

Saturday, July 9, 2011

LePage Steam Engine show 2011

Bernie and Terry double strike.

Threshing the wheat.

Taking the steam engine for a ride.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Jefferson City's Downtown 4th celebration

95 degrees working on asphalt . . .need I say more?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Salute to America invite

Salute to America

The blacksmith has been invited to demonstrate at this event
 July 4th, 2011.

Hope you can stop by and visit.

He has been busy in the production area. There will be plenty for you to shop from.

See ya then.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jacob's Cave swap meet

Lots of things to survey.

Military issued forge.

Several anvils.

Luckily for the blacksmith's wife, none of the above came home with the blacksmith!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

BAM meeting Doniphan Mo May 2011

We went to Doniphan for the BAM meeting. The highlight for  Osage Bluff Blacksmith was getting to visit again with Ray Joe Hastings. He is the author of the book titled "Bow and River Gigs, Used in the Clear Streams of the Ozarks. It only got better, as we were invited to their home for a Sunday afternoon visit.

Host Chris Miller did a demo making this letter opener.

 Chris also demoed this donkey hammer head.

Prior to the meetings, the host selects an item to make for a trade item. During the meeting, the items are numbered and each participating member draws a number to see which one they trade for. For this meeting the trade item was a door handle.

This is the one Osage Bluff Blacksmith made.

 Host Chris Miller made this nice textured handle.

Don Ander's handle.

John Huff's handle.

Lynn Owens' handle.

Scott Woods' handle.

A fine BBQ pulled pork lunch was provided by Chris and Becky.

Karen and Don work with the iron in the hat project. They are masters at this game.

As at most meetings there is lot of tailgating going on. Here Osage Bluff Blacksmith makes a deal on jack hammer bits.

This is an old deep water river gig that Ray Joe brought for show and tell. Yes, show and tell isn't just for the school kids!