Glenn

Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas

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Welcome to the site. This is your forum to post your events, hammer ins, meetings etc. Please follow up with photos so we can see what we missed.

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Glenn, glad to see BOA joining the site.  Great group of smiths.

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Here is some general info about BOA (Blacksmith Organization of Arkansas) for any interested smiths or wanting-to-be-smiths.  You can PM me for detailed info on meetings.  They are usually held on Saturdays; different Saturdays for each chapter.  The meeting may also change to have the meeting coincide with special events.  Visitors are welcome, and family memberships are available as a single membership.  We have coal for sale as well.

Our website, www.blacksmithsofarkansas.org has info and archives of newsletters which will be posted for the public one month behind.  We think our newsletter is one of the best in smithing!!

Our organization has four chapters in northern Arkansas.  They are:

NW Chapter, primarily from Eureka Springs and Springdale to Harrison to near Jonesboro and down towards Little Rock,

Central Chapter, mostly in the LIttle Rock, AR area,

NE Chapter, mostly the Jonesboro, AR area,

River Valley Chapter, around Ft. Smith, AR.

The next meetings scheduled for June are:

NW:  Rusty Wheels Tractor Show, Harrison, AR, June 11,

Central:  Stuttgart, AR, June 18,

NE:  Paragould, AR, June 4,

River Valley:  TBD, June 4.

For meeting schedules for each chapter, please PM me for a particular chapter inasmuch as we may project meetings months in advance and with four chapters, it would be a lot to post here.  I can then post it here on the forum.  Sometimes, meeting locations change from posted ones, as was the case for the last NW meeting.

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BOA meetings scheduled for July as of 06-24-2016:

NW Chapter:  Springdale, AR

NE Chapter:  Paragould, AR

Central Chapter:  Sheridan, AR

River Valley Chapter (Ft. Smith area):  TBD.  Will try to get meeting location posted soon.

PM me for details if interested.

 

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UPDATE:

River Valley (Ft. Smith area) meeting July 9th, Greenwood, AR.

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BOA Meetings schedule for August:

NW Chapter:  Aug. 13th, Eureka Springs, AR at ESSA

NE Chapter:  Aug. 6th at Lafe, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Aug. 6th at Van Buren, AR

Central Chapter:  Aug. 20th at Glenwood, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

 

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BOA Meetings scheduled for September 2016:

NW Chapter:  Sept. 10th, Gentry, AR, Tired Iron Tractor Show

NE Chapter:  Sept. 17th, Maynard, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Sept. 10th at Lavaca, AR

Central Chapter:  Sept. 17th at Pottsville, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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BOA Meetings scheduled for October 2016:

NW Chapter:  Oct. 8, Harrison, AR, Rusty Wheels Tractor Show

NE Chapter:  Oct. 1, Jonesboro, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Oct. 1, Location TBD

Central Chapter:  Oct. 15, Mayflowere, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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With a heavy heart, I must announce the passing today, Sept. 23, 2016, of BOA's beloved Treasurer, Coal Meister and a Past President, Ron Wells.  Ron was a victim of terminal lung and brain cancer.  He was a great friend and will be greatly missed by many.  RIP, my friend.

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Update as of Sept. 24 for upcoming October BOA meetings:  Two location changes.

River Valley Chapter:  Oct. 1, Greenwood, AR

Central Chapter:  Oct. 15, Conway, AR

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For those who might be interested in attending, a Memorial for Ron Wells will be held in Mt. Judea, Arkansas at 4 PM, Saturday, October 1 at the Mt. Judea school.

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BOA Meetings scheduled for November 2016:

NW Chapter:  Nov. 12, Mountain Home, AR, Mountain Home Library

NE Chapter:  Nov. 5, Walcott, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Nov. 5, Location TBD

Central Chapter:  Nov. 19, Location TBD

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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BOA Meetings scheduled for November 2016:  UPDATED WITH LOCATIONS

NW Chapter:  Nov. 12, Mountain Home, AR, Mountain Home Library

NE Chapter:  Nov. 5, Crowley's Ridge; Walcott, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Nov. 5, Mena, AR

Central Chapter:  Nov. 19, Hot Springs, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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Are there gonna be any meetings in NEA in the near future? My cousin an I are new to smithing and would love to learn a thing or two from a seasoned vet. We're located near Blytheville.

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Jeff, the next NE Chapter meeting will be in Jonesboro, AR on December 3rd.  PM sent to you with details.

 

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BOA Meetings scheduled for December 2016:

NW Chapter:  Dec. 10, Marble, AR

NE Chapter:  Dec. 3, Jonesboro, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Dec. 3, Museum of History, Ft. Smith, AR

Central Chapter:  Dec. 17, Benton, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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I'm in the process of building my first forge. wondering if there is anyone near me or a meeting I can attend to learn from a skilled vet. I'm in Sherwood.

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BOA Meetings scheduled for January 2017:

NW Chapter:  Jan. 14, Timbo, AR

NE Chapter:  Jan. 7, Jonesboro, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Jan. 7, Van Buren, AR

Central Chapter:  Jan. 21, Sheridan, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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BOA Meetings scheduled for February 2017:

NW Chapter:  Feb. 11, Harrison, AR (subject to change)

NE Chapter:  Feb. 4, Jonesboro, AR

Central Chapter:  Feb. 18, Glenwood, AR

PM me for details if interested in attending a chapter meeting.  Visitors always welcome.

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Update to BOA February meetings:

NW Chapter:  Feb. 11, Harrison, AR

River Valley Chapter:  Feb. 4, Van Buren, AR

PM me for details.  Visitors always welcome.

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ahoy! fledgling blacksmith in the NEA area (paragould) interested in attending a couple meetings. any information would be appreciated!

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