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    • July 26, 2019
    • July 27, 2019
    • CA
    Register

    2019 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN

    DATE: July 26 - 27, 2019

    REGISTRATION:

    Register online until July 17th.
    After that date, register at the site.

    FLYER: hard rock flyer.pdf

    LOCATION:  Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

    PRICE:

    $75 (both days), $50 single day.  Includes all meals (breakfast/lunch/BBQ dinners)

    *You must be a CBA member to participate.

    CAMPING:  available through the Nevada County Fairgrounds

    DEMONSTRATIONS: 

    Blade Sharpening  - Daniel Frazer

    Jazz Team forging another Instrument

    Forged In Fire Contestants

    CONTESTS: Linda Murphy's Third Wind Chime Contest

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFO CONTACT: Denis Murphy - Cell: (530)575-9726, Home: (530)272-1211.



    • August 16, 2019
    • August 18, 2019
    • CA
    • 35
    Register

    ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2019

    DATE: August 16-18, 2019

    *This event will be limited to the first 50 registrants

    LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton

    DIRECTIONS:

    SR-17 to Scotts Valley.  Take exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd., turn right and drive 3.5 miles to Felton.  Turn left on Graham Hill Road, and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (it’s on your right, 5401 Graham Hill Road)

    DEMONSTRATORS:

    Lester Markarian
    Heather McLarty & Kirk McNeill - making a sculpture
    Dan Perkins - workshop
    Roy Holmberg - craftsman-style joinery
    Celeste Flores
    - workshop

    GALLERY - IRON IN THE HAT - NAIL TREE

    COST:

    Full Hammer-In - $120 Early Bird, $130 after July 31, 2019
    Single Day - $80 Early Bird, $100 after July 31, 2019

    *Parking, meals, Saturday night banquet are included with registration

    MEALS:
    B
    arbecue Saturday evening steak dinner included in the cost of registration.  For other meals, Roaring Camp has a food court that serves a variety of different menu items. Felton ( <1 mile away) has restaurants and markets.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    On-site tent camping will be available at Roaring Camp.  Camping may be available in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Big Basin State Park, and some private parks near Felton.  There are many hotels and motels in and around Ben Lomond (4 miles away), Scotts Valley (4 miles), and Santa Cruz (7 miles).

    DESCRIPTION: 

    This is a hands-on workshop, for CBA Members ONLY, of all levels.  Bring forge, anvil, and/or tools, if you like.  We will have several forging stations available. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required.  Prepare for warm weather!



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    • September 14, 2019
    • September 15, 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA
    WHIMSICAL ANIMALS WORKSHOP- WITH ATTICUS KEESLING - at Adams Forge

    DATE: September 14 & 15, 2019

    CLASS TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day

    LOCATION: 2640 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    COST: $385

    MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER: http://www.adamsforge.org/class-calendar.html On the calendar page go to the month of September.

    DESCRIPTION:  

    Artist-blacksmith, acrobat and mad scientist Atticus Keesling will be back at Adam's Forge to teach a 2-day workshop forging whimsical creatures using the unique technique of air hammering. Students will learn to create fantastical animals with very detailed faces from large scale stock. Atticus will be demonstrating using the air hammer and associated tooling. This is a unique opportunity to learn techniques that you can't learn anywhere else! The workshop is on September 14 -15, 2019. Cost is $385. More information at www.adamsforge.org



    • September 27, 2019
    • September 29, 2019
    • CA
    • 30

    WAYNE'S WORLD 2019

    DATE: Sept 27 - 29, 2019

    REGISTRATION: Online at www.calsmith.org ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN TILL SEPTEMBER 22. After Sept 22 please register on site.

    Register by mail
    Make check payable to CBA
    CBA Secretary Herb Upham
    4747 Vine Hill Road
    Sebastopol, CA 95472

    CONTACT:  TBD

    LOCATION: TBD

    COST: TBD

    CAMPING: TBD

    SCHEDULE:  TBD

    DEMONSTRATOR: TBD

    IRON IN THE HAT: TBD

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coming soon.
    • October 04, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • CA
    • 180

    OCTOBERFEST 2018

    DATE: Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019

    LOCATION: TBD

    CONTACT: TBD

    REGISTRATION: ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN TILL OCTOBER 2nd.
    After October 2nd please register on site.

    Limited to 180 members.

    Register by Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
    CBA Secretary Herb Upham
    4747 Vine Hill Road
    Sebastopol, CA 95472

    COST: TBD

    MORE INFORMATION: TBD

    DEMONSTRATORS: TBD

    DESCRIPTION: Coming soon


    • February 23, 2020
    • March 04, 2020
    • Argentina
    ARTISANS SHARING SKILLS: BUENOS AIRES 2020


    • April 30, 2020
    • May 03, 2020
    • Ferndale, CA

    SPRING CONFERENCE 2020
    Beginning to Artist

    DATE: April 30- May 3, 2020

    LOCATION: Victorian Village of Ferndale, CA

    FLYER: SpringConference_2020.pdf

    ONLINE REGISTRATION: TBD

    MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM: TBD

    CONTACT & GENERAL CHAIRMAN:  TBD

    SCHEDULE: TBD


    CONFERENCE FEES:

     Conference Fees  Before April ..., 2020
     After April ..., 2020
     Full Conference   TBD  TBD
     Single  Day  TBD  TBD
     Saturday Banquet Dinner Ticket  TBD  TBD
     Banquet Dinner for Children 12 and under  TBD  TBD





    Members with a Family Membership can register up to two additional family members as conference participants at half price. Individuals registered as guests must be listed on your CBA family membership and be part of the same household. For larger families please contact Herb Upham at 707/823-1251 or secretary@calsmith.org.

    Members with Business Membership can sign up unlimited number of business associates at full price.

    Members of ABANA or ABANA-affiliated blacksmith organizations who want to attend Spring Conference 2020 need to purchase Event Only Temporary membership prior to registering for the event. Get Event Only Temporary membership.

    Non-participating attendees - family members and friends - free.


    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    TBD

    RV AND CAMPING RESERVATIONS: TBD


    DESCRIPTION

    TBD


    DEMONSTRATORS

    Principal Demonstrators

    TBD

    Demonstrators

    TBD


    EDUCATION

    Education Area: 


    TBD

    Hands-On Interactive Coaching

    Mini workshops

    Kids forging area

    Contests


    GALLERY AND AUCTION

    IRON IN THE HAT

    VENDORS

    TAILGATE SALES




Past events

June 29, 2019 FOLDINGFORMING & PATINAS WORKSHOP - at Adams Forge
May 02, 2019 BAM - 28th Annual Ozark Conference
April 25, 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE 2019 - CBA Event
April 06, 2019 California Knifemakes Meeting and Demonstration by Tony Swatton
March 30, 2019 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - ORANGE COUNTY - CBA Event
March 16, 2019 WHIMSICAL ANIMALS WORKSHOP - ATTICUS KEESLING - at Adams Forge
March 16, 2019 VISTA FORGE - Specialty Elective Classes
March 15, 2019 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN 2019
March 14, 2019 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
February 10, 2019 ADAM'S FORGE SECOND ANNUAL FORGE FESTIVAL
February 09, 2019 OPEN FACE FORGING DIES, INLAY TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES
January 26, 2019 TOOLING UP THE CBA FORGES - CBA Event
January 24, 2019 WINTERFEST 2019
January 19, 2019 ADAM'S FORGE
January 12, 2019 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES
October 13, 2018 High Desert Hammer In
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
July 21, 2018 Hammer In* at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park
June 27, 2018 ABANA Conference 2018
June 16, 2018 METALPALOOZA
June 03, 2018 Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths
June 01, 2018 2018 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 12, 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 - CBA Event
April 07, 2018 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
March 16, 2018 2018 Little Giant Rebuilding Class
March 16, 2018 2018 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 10, 2018 GAS AND COKE FORGE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
February 18, 2018 1st Annual Adam's Forge Festival
February 10, 2018 HAND AXE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
February 02, 2018 WINTERFEST 2018
February 01, 2018 Teach Blacksmithing in Buenos Aires
January 20, 2018 TOOL-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
January 20, 2018 HORSEHEAD DEMO & TOOLING WORKSHOP
January 13, 2018 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - January to April 2018
November 12, 2017 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS - CBA Event
November 04, 2017 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
October 29, 2017 BITS N PIECES- CBA Event
October 14, 2017 Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor!
September 29, 2017 OCTOBERFEST 2017 - CBA Event
September 16, 2017 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
September 14, 2017 18TH ANNUAL WILLOW CREEK-CHINA FLAT HAMMER-IN
September 07, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - September to December 2017
August 18, 2017 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
August 04, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Group Sculpture with Fred Crist
July 04, 2017 CANIRON XI
June 04, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - June to August 2017
June 02, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Patinas and Fold-forming with Pat
May 27, 2017 CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH WORKSHOP
May 19, 2017 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 27, 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE 2017 - CBA Event
April 15, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Project with Mark Aspery
March 17, 2017 2017 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 16, 2017 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
March 10, 2017 LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING SEMINAR
February 11, 2017 RAISING COPPER HOLLOW-FORMS
January 27, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - Spring 2017
January 21, 2017 CBA BOARD MEETING - CBA Event
January 21, 2017 MAKING DAMASCUS
January 21, 2017 TONG-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
December 03, 2016 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS, FRANSIS LEIDINGER - CBA Event
November 11, 2016 FROM SHEET TO PATINA, A weekend of C&R, Foldforming and Color
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
September 08, 2016 17TH ANNUAL WILLOW CREEK-CHINA FLAT HAMMER-IN
September 01, 2016 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - Sept to Dec 2016
August 19, 2016 ADAMS FORGE WORKSHOPS
August 19, 2016 HAMMER-IN AT ROARING CAMP RAILROADS - CBA Event
August 18, 2016 NORTHWEST BLACKSMITHS - BLACKSMITH WEEK EVENT
July 29, 2016 STEEL SCULPTURE
July 09, 2016 VIKING PADLOCK WORKSHOP
May 21, 2016 CHASING AND REPOUSSE IN COPPER
May 21, 2016 NAIL HEADER CLASS AT ADAMS FORGE
April 28, 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 - CBA Event
April 22, 2016 EXPLORING PLASTICITY IN METALS
April 15, 2016 SCULPTOR JAKE JAMES GUEST TEACHING AT ADAMS FORGE
March 26, 2016 ONE PIECE LILLY AT ADAMS FORGE
March 19, 2016 SPRING SCULPTURE CLASSES
March 18, 2016 2016 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 12, 2016 INTRODUCTORY KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP
March 11, 2016 23RD ANNUAL LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING WORKSHOP
February 29, 2016 BUENOS AIRES PROJECT
February 13, 2016 COPPER AND FINE (.999) SILVER MOKUMNE-GANE
January 30, 2016 CBA FORGE BUILDING WORKSHOP
December 05, 2015 KITCHEN UTENSIL/BBQ TOOLS WORKSHOP
December 05, 2015 WROUGHT ACADEMY CLASSES
December 03, 2015 FOLD-FORMING FOR SCULPTORS, JEWELERS AND BLACKSMITHS
November 28, 2015 VIKING CUTLERY CLASS
November 14, 2015 REPOUSSE, CHASING & FOLDFORMING WORKSHOP
November 14, 2015 GET HOOKED
October 31, 2015 Skulls
October 25, 2015 TOOL SALE
October 24, 2015 THE STAGHORN HINGE
October 24, 2015 CALIFORNIA BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
October 23, 2015 EXPLORATIONS WITH INDUSTRIAL BAMBOO
October 18, 2015 CHAINMAILLE
October 16, 2015 14th EUROPEAN MEETING OF WROUGHT-IRON CRAFT
October 02, 2015 OCTOBERFEST - CBA Event
September 27, 2015 Viking Cutlery Class
September 25, 2015 WAYNE'S WORLD - CBA Event
September 25, 2015 Instructor Training at Wayne's World
September 18, 2015 Exploring Plasticity in Metals, September 18-19
September 11, 2015 16th Willow Creek-China Flat Hammer
September 04, 2015 Hands-on Metal Scraping Class
August 29, 2015 Viking Knife and "Fork" Class
August 29, 2015 Special Blacksmithing Workshop Forge Welding
August 22, 2015 Forged Iron Rose
August 07, 2015 Roberto Giordani Workshop
July 24, 2015 Forging for Woodworkers
July 17, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
July 11, 2015 Blacksmithing classes by Jim Austin
June 27, 2015 Chasing & Repousse Class
June 05, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
June 05, 2015 Iron and Steel Preservation
May 30, 2015 Viking Fire Steel and Belt Buckle - Class at Adam's Forge
May 22, 2015 Frederic Crist Workshop
May 17, 2015 Truckee Maker Show
April 23, 2015 SPRING CONFERENCE - CBA Event
March 19, 2015 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 19, 2015 Instructor Training - Weaverville
February 14, 2015 MOKUME-GANE WORKSHOP - Fence World, Sacramento
January 17, 2015 REBUILD AN ANVIL - CBA Event
June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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