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    • October 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • October 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • CA
    • 180

    OCTOBERFEST 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED

    DATE: Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

    LOCATION: TBD

    CONTACT: TBD

    REGISTRATION:

    ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN TILL SEPTEMBER 30th.
    After September 30th please register on site.

    Limited to 180 members.

    Late Registration after Sept 30.


    Register by Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
    CBA Secretary Craig Litwin

    200 Nelson Way #5
    Sebastopol, CA 95472

    COST: TBD

    *You must be a CBA member to attend.

    DEMONSTRATORS: TBD

    EDUCATION AREA:  TBD

    • October 08, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    MAKE YOUR OWN HAND TOOLS

    Continuing the CBA Online Lessons Initiative, featuring Victoria Ritter Nenneman .

    DATE: Oct 8,  5.30pm  PDT

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Experienced novice or intermediate

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Victoria Ritter Nenneman  (916) 947-1388‬

    PRICING: $30/participant for CBA members

    $35/participant for non-members

    This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  15 participants maximum
    •  Registration cutoff date is Tuesday, Oct 6
    •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Forge your own Scrolling Wrench from flat bar. Creating a Hot-Cut chisel, a Slot-punch, a Hammer-eye drift and a Round drift are all part of this tutorial.

    This is a stand alone tutorial, but the tools are required to complete the level II & level III CBA grilles tutorials starting in December.









    • October 15, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 13
    Register

    TONG-MAKING - OPEN AND BOX JAW TONGS WITH WELDED REINS (Experienced novice/Intermediate)

    DATE: October 15, 2020, 5:00 pm PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Victoria Ritter, 916/947-1388

    PRICING: $30 for CBA members, $35 for non-members

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  15 participants maximum
    •   Registration cutoff date is October 13
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Victoria Ritter (CBA instructor) will be presenting forging both Open-jaw and Box-jaw tongs. The reins of the tongs are to be forge welded on, and time will be spent explaining the steps of the forge weld and the underpinning knowledge. This fits with current CBA emphasis of forge-welding. 

    Time 5pm Pacific -1.5 hours duration plus question time, Experienced Novice to Intermediate level smith. 

    Mix of graphics, still photos and edited video. Additional accompanying tutorial to be printed in the online copy of the Sept. CBA magazine for CBA members.




    • December 03, 2020
    • (PST)
    • April 01, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS 

    Continuing the CBA Online Lessons Initiative with Mark Aspery 5 Sessions, First Thursday of each month. 

    DATES: 

    Dec 3, 2020

    Jan 7, 2021

    Feb 4, 2021

    Mar 4, 2021

    April 1, 2021

    TIME:   5.30pm

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Open to all levels, intermediate skill preferred

    SUPPLIES: CBA Level III grille 9 8 2020.pdf

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Mark Aspery   559.539-3351

    PRICING: Season pass for all 5 tutorials:  

    $100 all 5 sessions/participant - early registration opens now, for CBA members only

    $125 all 5 sessions/participant for non-members - Non-member registration opens later

    This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  15 participants maximum
    •  Registration cutoff date is Sept 17
    •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    December:

    Transfer drawing, measurements and volume calculations.

    Water leaf and blown-over beveled-leaf scroll – no welds

    With Victoria Ritter/Dave Carroll

    January:

    Upset square corners and water-leaf welds to the scroll material

    With Victoria Ritter/Dave Carroll

    February:

    Center collar material & bottom swage needed to make it, top & bottom swages for the welded collars.

    With Dennis Dusek & John Barron

    March:

    Beveled scroll and welded collars to the center frame bar.

    With Victoria & Dave Carroll

    April:

    Assembly of the grille.

    With Victoria & Dave Carroll

    Tutorials will be held on the 1stThursday of each month unless you are notified of a change. Start time 5:30pm.

    You will need some specialist tooling to complete the grille. The required leafing hammer will be shown in an earlier CBA Zoom tutorial (not included with season pass).
    Further details to be announced.

      Supporting text – Some articles on the Calsmith.org>Resources>Technical documents page of the CBA website or,  Mark Aspery’s Vol-II (The Green Book) – for the leafing hammer (& tooling) and the water leaf with required tooling. Marks book is not required for the tutorials.   








    • April 16, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • April 18, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Vista, CA

    SPRING CONFERENCE 2021

    DATE: April 16- 18, 2021

    LOCATION: Vista, CA

    Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
    2040 N Santa Fe Ave. Vista, CA 92083
    (760) 941-1791
    www.agsem.com

    FOR QUESTIONS OR TO VOLUNTEER: agsemblacksmiths@gmail.com

    FLYER: Save the Date Flyer.pdf


    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    Conference Fees
    Schedule And Site Map
    Getting There And Lodging
    Dedication
    Demonstrators
    Education / Hands On
    Contests

    ONLINE REGISTRATION: TBD

    MAIL-IN REGISTRATION: 

    If you'd rather register by mailing a check, download one of these forms, print it, fill it out, attach a check and mail it in. 

    Mail-in Registration Form for CBA Members - TBD

    Mail-in Registration Form for Members of other groups - TBD

    For questions contact Craig Litwin at  (707) 634-6132 or secretary@calsmith.org

    CONTACT & GENERAL CHAIRMAN:  Conference chairmen is Dave Carroll.

    SCHEDULE: TBD

    SITE MAP: TBD

    CONFERENCE FEES:

     Conference Fees  Before TBD
     After TBD
     Full Conference   -  -
     Single  Day  -  -
     Saturday Banquet Dinner Ticket  -  -




    MEAL PLANS: TBD

    GETTING THERE: TBD


    LODGING OPTIONS: TBD


    DESCRIPTION TBD


    DEMONSTRATORS


    Demonstrators TBD


    EDUCATION

    Education Area:  TBD

    Main education area

    Youth section

    Hands-On Interactive Coaching

    Mini workshops


    Contests TBD


    GALLERY AND AUCTION TBD


    Things to see and do in and around Vista

    Weather to expect

               





Past events

September 17, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER - an exercise in forge welding - CBA EVENT
September 03, 2020 TONG-MAKING - OPEN AND BOX JAW TONGS WITH WELDED REINS (Intermediate Level) - CBA Event
August 27, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 4 - CBA EVENT
August 20, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 3 - CBA EVENT
August 15, 2020 ROARING CAMP (ZOOM) HAPPY HOUR - CBA Event
August 14, 2020 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2020- CANCELLED- CBA Event
August 13, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 2 - CBA EVENT
August 06, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 1 - CBA EVENT
August 06, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Register for all 4 sessions - CBA EVENT
July 30, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER Session 2 - CBA EVENT
July 20, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER Session 1 - CBA EVENT
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - purchase additional meal plans - CBA Event- CANCELLED
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - CBA Event - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING NORTH - CBA Event - CANCELLED
February 29, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
February 22, 2020 FORGE WELDING - CBA Event
January 18, 2020 FERNDALE CONFERENCE PREP WORKSHOP - CBA Event
October 04, 2019 OCTOBERFEST 2019 - CBA Event
September 27, 2019 WAYNE'S WORLD 2019 - CBA Event
August 16, 2019 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
July 26, 2019 2019 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
April 25, 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE 2019 - CBA Event
March 30, 2019 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - ORANGE COUNTY - CBA Event
March 14, 2019 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
January 26, 2019 TOOLING UP THE CBA FORGES - CBA Event
October 05, 2018 OCTOBERFEST 2018 - CBA Event
September 29, 2018 WAYNE'S WORLD 2018 - CBA Event
August 17, 2018 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
June 01, 2018 2018 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 12, 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 - CBA Event
March 10, 2018 GAS AND COKE FORGE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
February 10, 2018 HAND AXE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
January 20, 2018 TOOL-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
November 12, 2017 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS - CBA Event
October 29, 2017 BITS N PIECES- CBA Event
September 29, 2017 OCTOBERFEST 2017 - CBA Event
August 18, 2017 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
May 27, 2017 CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH WORKSHOP
May 19, 2017 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 27, 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE 2017 - CBA Event
March 16, 2017 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
January 21, 2017 CBA BOARD MEETING - CBA Event
January 21, 2017 TONG-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
December 03, 2016 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS, FRANSIS LEIDINGER - CBA Event
October 29, 2016 LOW-RELIEF CHASING, FRANCIS LEIDINGER - CBA Event
September 30, 2016 OCTOBERFEST 2016 - CBA Event
September 24, 2016 WAYNE'S WORLD - CBA Event
August 19, 2016 HAMMER-IN AT ROARING CAMP RAILROADS - CBA Event
April 28, 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 - CBA Event
January 30, 2016 CBA FORGE BUILDING WORKSHOP
December 05, 2015 KITCHEN UTENSIL/BBQ TOOLS WORKSHOP
October 24, 2015 CALIFORNIA BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
October 02, 2015 OCTOBERFEST - CBA Event
September 25, 2015 WAYNE'S WORLD - CBA Event
September 25, 2015 Instructor Training at Wayne's World
August 07, 2015 Roberto Giordani Workshop
May 22, 2015 Frederic Crist Workshop
April 23, 2015 SPRING CONFERENCE - CBA Event
March 19, 2015 Instructor Training - Weaverville
January 17, 2015 REBUILD AN ANVIL - CBA Event

Appropriate eye protection is required and must be worn during all California Blacksmith Association sponsored workshops and demonstrations, be it as a demonstrator, helper, instructor, observer or participant. By registering or attending such events, you agree that you understand these requirements, that you will bring your personal eye protection to all such events , and that you will wear the eye protection as required.


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