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!