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    • 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.   








    • January 28, 2021
    • (PST)
    • March 25, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0

    CHASING AND REPOUSSE WITH DOUGLAS PRYOR

    Continuing the CBA Online Lessons Initiative with a 3 Session class led by leading craftsman Douglas Pryor. 

    DATE:

    Jan 28, 2021

    Feb 25, 2021

    Mar 25, 2021

    TIME: 5:30 - 7:00pm 

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Open to all levels, no prior chasing experience required.

    SUPPLIES: A detailed supply list will be provided. The first session will include instruction on making your own tooling.

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered. Participants will be able to share their work and get help with their challenges between sessions.

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Paul Boulay vice-president@calsmith.org  408-483-1986. Douglas Pryor pryorcreationsllc@gmail.com.

    PRICING: $60/participant for CBA members

    $95/participant for non-members

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  20 participants maximum
    •  Registration cutoff date is 25 January 2021
    •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    January:

    Class overview, details on tooling and materials. Getting started on the class project. Transferring the design to the metal, creating volume.

    February:

    Getting into the project. Gathering and refining. Embossing the shapes.

    March:

    Sculpting and plannishing. Adding details and finishing up.

    Tutorial classes will be held on the 4th Thursday of each month unless you are notified of a change. Start time 5:30pm. Further details to be announced.

    Doug has written a detailed handout with instructions that’s thoroughly illustrated with photos and drawings that will provide a guide to participant’s practice.


    • February 02, 2021
    • (PST)
    • March 30, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    2ND SESSION - CHASING AND REPOUSSE WITH DOUGLAS PRYOR

    Continuing the CBA Online Lessons Initiative with a 3 Session class led by leading craftsman Douglas Pryor. 

    DATE:

    Feb 2, 2021

    Mar 2, 2021

    Mar 30, 2021

    TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Open to all levels, no prior chasing experience required.

    SUPPLIES: A detailed supply list will be provided. The first session will include instruction on making your own tooling.

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered. Participants will be able to share their work and get help with their challenges between sessions.


    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Paul Boulay vice-president@calsmith.org  408-483-1986. Douglas Pryor pryorcreationsllc@gmail.com.

    PRICING: 

    Season pass for all 3 tutorials:  

    $60 for all 3 sessions/participant - early registration opens now, for CBA members only

    $95 for all 3 sessions/participant for non-members

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  20 participants maximum
    •  Registration cutoff date is January 31, 2021
    •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    1st Class:

    Class overview, details on tooling and materials. Getting started on the class project. Transferring the design to the metal, creating volume.

    2nd Class:

    Getting into the project. Gathering and refining. Embossing the shapes.

    3rd Class:

    Sculpting and plannishing. Adding details and finishing up.

    Doug has written a detailed handout with instructions that’s thoroughly illustrated with photos and drawings that will provide a guide to participant’s practice.


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

    SPRING CONFERENCE 2021 - Event cancelled due to Covid restrictions

    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

February 18, 2021 LEVEL II SKILLS: SCROLLS! - CBA EVENT
December 17, 2020 FORGING THE GENERAL-PURPOSE LEAFING HAMMER - CBA EVENT
November 19, 2020 MAKE YOUR OWN HAND TOOLS - CBA EVENT
November 12, 2020 INTRODUCTION TO KITCHEN UTENSILS - CBA EVENT
October 29, 2020 OKTOBERFEST (ZOOM) HAPPY HOUR - CBA Event
October 15, 2020 TONG-MAKING - OPEN AND BOX JAW TONGS WITH WELDED REINS (Experienced novice/Intermediate) - CBA Event
October 08, 2020 MAKE YOUR OWN HAND TOOLS - CBA EVENT
October 02, 2020 OCTOBERFEST 2020 - CANCELLED - Watch for the Oktoberfest / Halloween zoom hangout on October 29
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 - Register for all 4 sessions - CBA EVENT
August 06, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 1 - 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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