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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
    Registration is closed

    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
    Register

    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

               





    • October 29, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • October 30, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Weaverville, CA
    WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN 2021


    DATE: Oct 29-30, 2021

    SCHEDULE: Begins at 9 a.m. each day.

    COST & MEALS: tbd

    RSVP:  Rod Plew, 530/623-3536.

    DEMONSTRATIORS: tbd

    INFO & ACCOMMODATIONS: www jakejacksonmuseum.org . Check our website at  http://trinitymuseum.org/ for information and accommodations.



     

Past events

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 17, 2020 MAKING COPPER LADLE WITH IRON HANDLE AND IRON FORK - Vista Forge
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 24, 2020 ADAMS FORGE CLASSES
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 18, 2020 PORTRAITS IN SILVER (advanced chasing workshop) - METAL ARTS ACADEMY
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
July 18, 2020 WEARABLE ART WITH ELLEN DURKAN - at Adams Forge
July 06, 2020 2020 Youth Camps - at The Crucible
June 20, 2020 LEGS ON THINGS WITH CAITLIN MORRIS - at Adams Forge
May 18, 2020 NEW AGRARIAN SCHOOL - Blacksmithing Workshops in Northwest Montana
May 15, 2020 VISTA FORGE HAMMERFEST 2020 - POSTPONED
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - purchase additional meal plans - CBA Event- CANCELLED
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - CBA Event - CANCELLED
March 28, 2020 FILING VISE WITH MARK ASPERY - at Adams Forge
March 21, 2020 THE CRUCIBLE'S SPRING OPEN HOUSE
March 20, 2020 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN 2020 - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING NORTH - CBA Event - CANCELLED
February 29, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
February 23, 2020 ARTISANS SHARING SKILLS: BUENOS AIRES 2020
February 22, 2020 FOLDFORMING STEEL WITH PAT DOWNING - at Adams Forge
February 22, 2020 FOLDFORMING STEEL WITH PAT DOWNING - at Adams Forge
February 22, 2020 FORGE WELDING - CBA Event
February 15, 2020 CHASING & REPOUSSE WITH HEATHER MCLARTY - at Adams Forge
February 15, 2020 INTRO TO CHASING AT METAL ARTS ACADEMY
January 23, 2020 ARIZONA WINTERFEST III
January 18, 2020 SILVER SPOON WITH JAY BURNHAM-KIDWELL - at Adams Forge
January 18, 2020 FERNDALE CONFERENCE PREP WORKSHOP - CBA Event
January 18, 2020 FOLDED DAGGER ELECTIVE CLASS
October 04, 2019 OCTOBERFEST 2019 - CBA Event
September 27, 2019 WAYNE'S WORLD 2019 - CBA Event
September 14, 2019 WHIMSICAL ANIMALS WORKSHOP - WITH ATTICUS KEESLING - at Adams Forge
August 16, 2019 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
July 26, 2019 2019 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
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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