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December 2013 pgs 1-14
(7.52 mb)
December 2013 pgs 15-28
(8.42 mb)

Editor's Ramblings; President's Notes; Regional Meeting Reports; How To's; Women in the Outdoors Workshop; Dutch Oven Cooking Events in Oklahoma.

November 2013
(9.69 mb)

Editor's Ramblings; President's Notes; Regional Meeting Reports; Upcoming Events; Upcoming 5th Saturday Workshops; September, October & November Regional Meetings Info; Forging Wrenches; Traditional Chest; BOW Class of 2013; Clay Spencer's spare tire power hammer workshop; 17th Annual Conference Report; Blacksmiths Continue to Forge a Link to the Past; SCABA Board Meeting Report; 3D Snowflake; Regional Meeting Form; SCABA Shop & Swap; SCABA Membership Application.

October 2013
(8.83 mb)

Editor's Ramblings; President's Notes; Regional Meeting Reports; Upcoming Events; Upcoming 5th Saturday Workshops: Nov 30, Women's Only Beginning Blacksmith Workshop; Upcoming Regional Meetings Info; 2013 Tool Box List; Things to bring to the 17 Annual SCABA Conference; Conference Demonstrator Clay Spencer, 2013 Conference Family Classes; Silent Benefit Auction; Rivet Tool; How to Attach a 6" Machinist Vise to Your Anvil to Make a Handy Portable Vise; Cap Lifter; SCABA Shop & Swap.

September 2013
(9.70 mb)

Editor's Ramblings; President's Notes; Regional Meeting Reports; Upcoming Events; Upcoming 5th Saturday Workshops; September, October & November Regional Meetings Info; 2013 Tool Box List; 17 Annual SCABA Conference; Conference Gallery & Iron-N-Hat; Nail Board, 2013 Conference Tshirts; Auction; Tool Box & Nail Board Drawing; SCABA Family Classes; SCABA Board of Director's Meeting Report & Minutes; Emails of Interest; A Chalk Board for Your Shop; Bag Tongs; A Simple Leaf; Bending Angle Iron; SCABA Shop & Swap; 2013-2014 Regional Meeting Schedule; Regional Meeting Hosting Form; Chisels for Heads.

August 2013
(5.366.73 mb)

President's Notes; Meeting Reports; Editor's Ramblings; 2013 Conference T-Shirt Design Contest; Basic Blacksmithing Workshop; Membership list; 2013 Tool Box List; Regional Meeting Reports; Upcoming Events; Controlled Hand Forging-Forge Welding; SCABA Shop & Swap.

July 2013
(5.366.73 mb)

President's Notes; Meeting Reports; 2013 Conference T-Shirt Design Contest; Boy Scout Merit Badge at Altus; Metal Working Merit Badge at Summer Camp; 2013 Tool Box List; Toe-Stools"; Bottle Trees; Cutoff Storage Solutions; Calla Lily; Regional Meeting Reports; Upcoming Events.

June 2013
(6.73 mb)

President's Notes; Meeting Reports; 2013 Oklahoma State Fair; Great
Southern Plains Rendezvous; 2013 Duncan Natural Resource
Day; Farm Day Theme, Fairview, OK; 2013 Tool Box List; Japanese Hosta
Sprout; Forging a Pair of Open-Jaw Tongs; Photo Essay: Forging Tongs; Upcoming Events.

May 2013
(6.67 mb)

New President's Notes; Notes From the Editor; Meeting Reports; Workshop Reports; Upcoming Events; Picnic Report; Medieval Faire.

April 2013
(5.59 mb)

President's Notes; Notes From the Editor; Meeting Reports; Election Ballot; Membership Application; Picnic Update; Upcoming Events

March 2013
(5.50mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, Meeting Reports, How to Forge a Leaf, How to Make a Cow Bell, Part Three on Forging Tools by Gerald Franklin

February 2013
(4.49mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, Meeting Reports, Workshop Report and Pics, Tools-Part 2, Hearts (how to's)

January 2013
(6.13mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, Meeting Reports, How to's, Article by Gerald Franklin on How to Make Tools

December 2012
(6.46mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, Meeting Reports, 2013--What Kind of Year will it be?, Richard Dyer's Work, Rivets by Levi

November 2012
(7.98mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, 2012 Conference Highlights, Blacksmithing and BOW, Meeting Calendar for 2013

October 2012
(6.58mb)

President's Notes, Notes From the Editor, Meeting Reports, Western Spirit Days, State fair, SCABA Conference Info

September 2012
(7.04mb)

President's Notes, Editor's Notes, Meeting Reports, 16th Annual SCABA Conference Flyer and Registration Form, State Fair Signup Calendar,Tool box list.

August 2012
(6.72mb)

President's Notes, Editor's Notes, Regional Meetings Reports, ABANA Conference Report, Demo Opportunities, SCABA Conference and State Fair Approaching Fast

July 2012
(8.18mb)

President's Notes, Regional meetings, T-shirt contest rules,Beginners corner

June 2012
(8.25mb)

President's Notes, Regional Meeting Reports, How Tos, T-shirt contest

May 2012
(9.22mb)

President's Notes, Regional Meeting Reports, Upcoming Events, Demos and Workshops,Demo Opportunities, Minutes, Norman Medieval fair and The Ring Thing - Part 3,

April 2012
(6.91mb)

President's Notes, The Ring Thing - part 2, Meeting Reports and Picnic Preparations

March 2012
(6.23mb)

President's Notes, Regional Meeting Notes, Part One of "A Ring Thing", Demo Opportunities and Election Ballot

February 2012
(5.46mb)

President's Notes, Regional Meetings, Projects, Workshops/Classes

January 2012
(4.02mb)

President's Notes; Meeting Reports; Article: "Making a Good Hammer Better"

December 2011
(2.64mb)

Scroll Workshop; Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop; Regional Meetings' Reports; Forging Projects for the Holiday Season & President's Notes

November 2011
(7.87mb)

President's notes; Conference 2011; Regional Meetings
and Forged Deer Antlers

October 2011
(3.66mb)

Regional meeting; State Fair; Upcoming Conference

September 2011
(4.47Mb)

President's notes; meeting reports; Conference gallery; tool box and iron-n-hat info; fusing glass to iron; how to articles

August 2011
(6.84Mb)

President's notes, meeting reports, rat tail hinges,upcoming events, Article: Eight Days with Frances Whitaker by Daniel M. Nauman

July 2011
(4.98Mb)

President's notes, upcoming events, regional meeting notes, Chisholm trail Festival, Search for Best Blacksmith

June 2011
(6.54Mb)

President's notes, upcoming events, regional meeting notes and workshop reports

May 2011
(6.57Mb)

Picnic, Board Minutes, Regional meeting, Upcoming events, Forging projects

April 2011
(9.12Mb)

President's notes, picnic, regional meeting reports, upcoming events, how to make a spoon, morning glorys

March 2011
(4.46Mb)

President's notes, Basic Blacksmithing workshops in Elk City, Regional meeting reports and Up Coming events

February 2011
(6.57Mb)

Memberships expire, elections of board members, President's notes, Minutes to Board meeting, Regional meeting reports, Upcoming events, Cover Story, Anvil Vice project

January 2011
(3.34Mb)

Presidents notes; NE Regional meeting/anvil repair workshop; SC regional meeting; Dickens on the Boulevard in Claremore, Ok.

December 2010 Pg 1-6 (8.7Mb)
December 2010 Pg 2-19
(5.6 Mb)

Tom Nelson's wheelwright skills, S/C meeting, N/E regional meeting, Women in outdoors, Demo at Fort Washita, 2010 Conference Comments, Basic Blacksmithing workshop report, President notes, 3-D snowflake by Michael Wollowski.

November 2010
(6.7 Mb)

2010 SCABA Conference highlights, AMBUCS "Wine'n on the Chisholm trail, Cordell Pumplin Fest, SCABA Library list, 2010 Oklahoma State Fair, President notes, Conference comments and thank you.

October 2010
(9.1 Mb)

NE Regional meeting at Pawhuska, S/C meeting at Sulphur, State Fair, President notes, Oklahoma Draft Horse and Mule annual plow days, SCABA at Chelsea, Okla. Jamboree.

September 2010
(4.7 Mb)

Meeting Schedule, Special Change to Meeting, Northeast meeting, South/Central meeting, BOD Minutes, President's Notes, Basic Blacksmithing Workshop, Metal Cutting Bandsaw Trick, Coal Article, Cup Hook, ABANA Notes, SCABA Scholarship, Tool Box Raffle List, State Fair Project, Demo Opportunities, SCABA Shop and Swap, Club Coal, Perry Conference Registration Form, Murray County Antique Iron, Meeting Directions, Membership Application.

August 2010
(9.3 Mb)

Meeting Schedule, Northeast meeting, South/Central meeting, May in Muskogee, President's Notes, Tractor Supply Demo, A "Loco Fourth", NW Regional meeting in June, Conference planning…, Scenes from past conferences. Are you missing out on the FUN…., Peter Ross's Buterfly Hinge, Colonial Candle Chandelier, Old Time blacksmith Christmas Tree Topper, Self Measuring Center Punch, Regional Meeting Dates, SCABA Shop and Swap, Club Coal, Perry Conference Registration Form, Membership Application.

July 2010
(9.4 Mb)

Meeting Schedule, Rick and Teresa Dyer, President's Notes, Meeting Schedule, SC Regional Meeting, Saltfork Entertains at Hugo Homecoming, SE Regional Meeting, Conference Planning, Nail Stump, SCABA's new Floor Cone, Trivet of the Month, Sketch Book, ABANA Conference 2010, Regional Meeting Dates, Splitting the end of a bar, Controlled hand forging, starter list for the tool box, Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, SCABA Shop and Swat, Club Coal, Advertisements, Membership Application.

June 2010
(7.4 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, Meeting Schedule, NE Regional Meeting, William Scout Camp, SC Regional Meeting, NW Regional Meeting, To compute the weight of a round steel bar, Chisholm Trail Living History & Crawfish Festival, Regional Meeting Dates, President's Notes, Demo at Bray, OK, Perry Rural Heritage Day, Muskogee Medieval Faire, Hammer making workshop, Cup Hook, Yellen Leaf Stakes, Membership Application

May 2010
(6.4 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, Meeting Schedule, Annual Southwestern Ironwork's Tailgate Swat Meet, NW Regional Meeting, SCABA Annual Picnic, President's Notes, Regional Meeting Dates, The Wedge Joint, How to make a section through a Cone, Paul Zimmermann's Harmony Element, Dividing circles, Sketch Book, Membership Application.

April 2010
(5.4 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, State Picnic, Meeting Schedule, President's Notes, Benefit Silent Auction at Annual Picnic, The meeting that almost wasn't, Regional Meeting Dates, NW Regional Meeting, A place to go and something to see…., The Knife Group Association of Oklahoma, Forging Two-Sided Shoulders, Controlled Hand Forging, Advanced Blacksmithing, Scenes from the Medieval Faire in Norman, Membership Application.

March 2010
(6.3 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, Meeting Schedule, Trade Item Ideas, Calendar of Events, Regional Meeting Dates, Max Scrudder family thank you, SE Regional Meeting, SC Regional Meeting, SCABA Membership List, President's Notes, Kiwanis Club Hears about the Artist-Blacksmith Profession, Small Hand Vise, CSMA Meeting at John Timmerkamp's shop, Board of Trustees Ballot, Membership Application.

February 2010
(5.9 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, Meeting Schedule, Major County Historical Society NW meeting invitation, NE Regional Meeting, SC Regional Meeting, Calendar of Events, Trade Item Ideas, President's Notes, Tulsa Zoo Farm Week Demo Request, Christmas Tong Exchange, Quick Offset Tool, Miniature Log Tongs, Regional Meeting Dates, Decorative Bolts & Rivets, Little Giant Rebuilding Seminar, Membership Application.

January 2010
(6.7 Mb)

Trading Post, Club Coal, Meeting Schedule, President's Notes, SC Regional Meeting, Max Scrudder's Benefit, Whimsical Critter, Regional Meetings, Forging Right Angle Bends, The Saltfork Scholarships / Grants Program and Application, and Membership Application.

2011 - present year Newsletters --- 2006-2009 Newsletters



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