Spring Conference 2017
ALL ABOUT JOINERY
LOCATION: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista, California
DATE: April 27-30, 2017
WORKSHOPS BROCHURE: Workshop Details - please read
REGISTER THE EASY WAY: Use The Link In The Box At Left.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM: Spring Conference 2017 Mail-In Registration Form
CONTACT & GENERAL CHAIRMAN: Dave Carroll, 714-932-4653CONFERENCE FEES:
| Full Conference
| Single Day
| Meals (all Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
also includes Saturday Banquet Dinner)
Spring Conference Menu
| Saturday Banquet Dinner Only
Motel - Super 8 Oceanside Marty's Valley Inn
3240 East Mission Ave
Oceanside, CA 92054
Ask for the CBA special rate -- $62.95 + tax single, $72.95 + tax double. Limited number of rooms, available until the end of March 2017.Tent camping
- $10 per night, paid onsite
RV Camping - No hookups, $15 per night, paid onsite
Watch for Others to be Added Later
Demonstration by Joy Fire
Joy Fire will be demonstrating a dry fit joinery technique that she used during a month long artist residency in Colorado. She will show the steps to forge a simple triangular collar that is connected with two rivets. After this is made the dry fitted joinery is simple. Three pieces of wood or metal are used as legs, with the collar holding them in place as they splay out in each corner of the collar to form a sturdy base. This setup can then be put to an infinite number of uses, from a simple stool or small table base, to a plant stand, to a pedestal on which to display a sculpture or other object of importance. The benefit of the dry fitted legs is that they are adjustable and the whole piece can be broken down for easy transportation.
HANDS-ON EDUCATION IN THE BIG BARN :
COORDINATOR: Beth Holmberg
|Demonstrators, Workshops, and Schedules are all subject to change. Check the listing at the conference site.
Spring Conference 2017 - Education Flyer
Hands-On Workshops - Beginner through Intermediate
Thursday, All Day - Tool Making Workshop
Kevin Lauritsen, Ken Kuhn, Beth Homberg
We will focus on the tools you will need for the Friday-Sunday workshop projects. Instructions will include Bill Stone's kit tongs, modifying tong jaws, hot cut chisels, center punches, round punches and more.
Friday Morning - Folding Cooking Trivet
This clever trivet design folds up neatly to pack with your camping gear, but it sturdy enough for big dutch ovens! Includes a movable riveted hinge.
Friday Afternoon - Blacksmiths Tongs
Have you forged proper blacksmiths tongs from square stock - no kit, no twists? This workshop includes making sturdy rivets from bar stock.
Friday Night - Penandular Cloak Pin
How does a braveheart keep his plaid pinned on? With a bold forged iron penandular! The pin works via a sliding collar.
Saturday Morning - Viking Chest Hinges
Historic, but also super useful for a toy box or tool chest. These hinges are a great introduction to connecting two bits of iron in a functional way.
Saturday Afternoon - Braided Iron Bracelets
Make handsome wearable iron jewelry from old scraps! Lots of design riffing to play around with as you learn forge welding skills.
Sunday Morning - Two-arm Hanging Candle Holder
Learn the basics of hot-collaring while forging a useful lighting fixture for your camp or patio.
Calling Youth Blacksmiths!
Bring your tools, your muscles, and your imagination- the challenge this year is a group designed-and-forged candle-holding sculpture. 15 year old Patrick Rogers will be helping to coordinate the efforts of everyone willing to help on this kids-only effort. We're setting aside a batch of forges for Youth Use Only on Friday Afternoon at the Continuing Ed./Open Forge tent down on the green. Meet Patrick there at 2 pm Friday to start planning and forging. All skill levels welcomed (and needed)! The final product will be auctioned off at the Saturday banquet-
P.S. Youth participants are always welcome at all other conference events, too! Come to workshops and demos, bring your work to the gallery, jump in to the evening competitions... we look forward to seeing you!
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