Sunday, January 23, 2011

BAM January 2011 Meeting @ John Murray's

It was a cold day in New Melle Saturday, however that plus 8 inches of snow did not keep the blacksmiths away. There was a very good turn out at John's place. His shop was full of members wanting to see the demonstrators. Pat McCarty demonstrated leaf making and then forged a crow bar. Host John forged a 30 lb. hammer using his air hammer.

A wonderful lunch of whole roast hog was served. A local meat market had started the cooking process 19 hours earlier. Here Hank and Scott start the carving. The meat was so tender, moist, and delicious.
This is what a line of hungry blacksmiths look like.

Trade items were bottle openers. These were made by Stan Brinkmann, Ken Jansen, and Bob Alexander.

A rather unique belt buckle/bottle opener forged by Pat McCarty.

Walt Hull's opener.

Mark Clifford made his from a railroad spike.

Osage Bluff blacksmith won this one made by Doug Clemmons.
Thank you John, Lisa, and Roland for hosting. I don't think anyone can top your lunch!