The meeting was hosted by Ned and Esther Digh. It is always a good time, with good friends, great fellowship, and awesome food when they host.
Osage Bluff blacksmith was the demonstrator for the June meeting. He demoed how to make a shovel form, a pipe tomahawk, a dogwood flower, a bottle opener, and a candle holder. His friend Terry was his assistant. Here they are double striking. That is always a crowd attention getter.
It was a nice size crowd over 40 blacksmiths watching and learning.
Gosh, I love this blacksmith!
Here is the dogwood flower just after being coated with beeswax.
Lunch donations were good. Esther and Ned always ask for canned meat products for their local food pantry as payment for the lunch that they serve.
This was just the toppings for beef or chicken taco salads. I forgot to take a picture of the dessert table. You will just have to trust me that it was good. . . chocolate sheet cake, butterscotch no bake cookies, pound cake, and chocolate cake with white icing.
The blacksmith's wives all pitch in to help, aka the "lunch ladies".
We were serenaded during lunch by this group who played great 70's style music.
The trade item today was a shoe horn.
Here's a close up of a few:
This was the one the Osage Bluff blacksmith made, a fire breathing dragon.
It was a great meeting, the next one will be in July near Lesterville, Mo. Hope to see you there!