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    • August 15, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • August 18, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Felton, CA
    • 8
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    ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2024 - Campsite Signup

    For Full Event Registrants only

    We are happy to offer two kinds of camping, dry tent camping and RV/trailer parking (with no hookups/dumping). Please use the form below ONLY if you want to dry tent camp just uphill from the hammer-in site. RV/trailer owners, please DO NOT use the form below; you can park without reservation in the upper lot at Roaring Camp. Everyone will be sent a map that shows where the tent camping, and RVtrailer parking, are located relative to the site.

    The limited number of tent camping spaces are available on the site at no cost. However, this is tent camping only; your vehicle will need to be moved to the parking lot. There are restroom facilities on site but no showers.

    Note that this is only for those registered for the event. If you are not registered your camping space sign-up is subject to cancellation.  So if you still want to tent camp at Roaring Camp, click on the Register button at left! 

    LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton

    REGISTRATION: Here on the CBA website. Registration is open till August 14, 2024 or till no more camping spaces available.

    Max 10 registrants.


    COST: FREE

    ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2024
    EVENT INFORMATION






    • August 16, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 17, 2024
    • 9:00 PM
    • Felton, CA
    • 42
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    2024 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN

    We encourage everyone with an interest in blacksmithing, the metal arts, etc., to come to the Hammer-in at Roaring Camp. It will be open to the public for viewing; everyone will be able to watch as our demonstrators push the boundaries of hot metal, bring ancient techniques to life, and share with the larger community their talent and dedication to the blacksmith’s craft. However, only CBA members who pay the registration fee may work at the anvils and forges. 

    DATE: August 16-17, 2024

    LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton

    PRICE:

    Full Hammer-In - Register on or before July 14, 2024 - $125
    Full Hammer-In - Register after July 14, 2024 - $140
    Single Day Hammer-In - August 16 OR 17 - Register Before July 14, 2024 - $85
    Single Day Hammer-In - August 16 OR 17 - Register After July 14, 2024 - $105

    REGISTRATION: Here on the CBA website. Registration is open till August 14, 2024 or until our maximum of 50 registrants is reached.

    DEMONSTRATORS: Ellen Durken, Jake Trogden and John Barron. Education team with Mark Aspery and David Thayer.

    AUCTION, IRON IN THE HAT, NAIL TREE: Once again, we will have an auction at the Saturday night banquet. Iron in the Hat tickets will be sold throughout the event, and IITH will be run before dinner on Saturday night. Bring items you’d like to donate for either the auction or IITH. And be sure to make a nail for our nail tree!

    MEALS: Breakfast and lunch will be available onsite. Friday night potluck. Saturday night dinner - $35 (full meal, non-alcoholic drinks included) 

    T-SHIRTS: Will be available at the hammer-in.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: Limited free on-site tent camping.

    Overnight RV/Camper parking is available. These are parking spots only, no water, power, or dump station.
    • Camping may also be available in nearby parks.
    • There are other motels nearby in Felton, Ben Lomond, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz.

    CAMPSITE SIGNUP

    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).

    PARKING: Attendee parking permits for the main Roaring Camp lot, and for registered campers, will be distributed for printing by August 14. 

    HAMMER-IN CONTACTS:  Bill Kasper at treasurer@calsmith.org,  Michael Suwczinsky at secretary@calsmith.org.

    DEMONSTRATORS: 

    Ellen Durken

         Demo topic TBD.

    Jake Trogden

         Demo topic TBD.

    John Barron

         John will be demonstrating a copper and steel rose.

    EDUCATION:

    Mark Aspery

         Hands-on at the forge: Suffolk Latch. Check this out using Mark's YouTube videos on his channel. Start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LgmLPpC4bU

    David Thayer

         Hands-on project is a trivet.

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March 16, 2024 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING -- FOLSOM
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January 27, 2024 WINTERBASH 2024 - CBA EVENT
January 21, 2024 CHRISTINE HABERMANN VON HOCH LET'S TALK DESIGN - CBA EVENT
December 10, 2023 INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION DEMO - Christmas Tree Ornament - CBA EVENT
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October 14, 2023 Adam's Forge Grand Opening Bash - Simi Valley - Oct 14
September 29, 2023 OCTOBERFEST 2023 - CBA Event
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July 15, 2023 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
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June 23, 2023 2023 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
April 13, 2023 RAILROAD SPIKE CHALLENGE - CBA EVENT
April 13, 2023 SPRING CONFERENCE 2023 - CBA Event
March 23, 2023 LEVEL 1 GATE LATCH - CBA EVENT
March 16, 2023 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING NORTH AT WEAVERVILLE - CBA Event
March 09, 2023 Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 5 - CBA EVENT
February 16, 2023 Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 4 - CBA EVENT
February 04, 2023 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
February 02, 2023 LET'S TALK DESIGN WITH JOHN BARRON – 2 sessions - CBA EVENT
January 28, 2023 WINTERBASH - CBA EVENT
January 26, 2023 LET'S TALK DESIGN WITH JAKE JAMES - CBA EVENT
January 19, 2023 Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 3 - CBA EVENT
December 15, 2022 Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 2 - CBA EVENT
November 17, 2022 Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 1 - CBA EVENT
September 30, 2022 OCTOBERFEST 2022 - CBA Event
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August 19, 2022 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2022 CAMPSITE SIGNUP - For Full Event Registrants ONLY-CBA Event
June 04, 2022 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
April 22, 2022 WROUGHT IRON - BBQ FORK WORKSHOP - SPRING CONFERENCE 2022 - CBA Event
April 21, 2022 ACANTHUS LEAF WORKSHOP - SPRING CONFERENCE 2022 - CBA Event
April 21, 2022 SPRING CONFERENCE 2022 - CBA Event
April 21, 2022 CAMPING AND OVERNIGHT PARKING FOR SPRING CONFERENCE 2022 - CBA Event
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March 05, 2022 CBA WINTER BASH 2022 - CBA EVENT
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February 03, 2022 LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS - SESSION 4 ONLY - CBA EVENT
January 20, 2022 BEAR HEAD - CBA EVENT INDIVIDUAL SESSION ONLY
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January 09, 2022 Level II ZOOM COACHING SESSIONS - CBA EVENT
January 06, 2022 LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS - SESSION 3 ONLY - CBA EVENT
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November 04, 2021 LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS - All 5 SESSIONS - CBA EVENT
November 04, 2021 LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS - SESSION 1 ONLY - CBA EVENT
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July 15, 2021 LEVEL II SKILLS: COLLARING - CBA EVENT
June 17, 2021 LEVEL II SKILLS: C- and S-Scrolls - CBA EVENT
May 20, 2021 Level II Skills: SCROLLING WRENCH AND TONGS - CBA EVENT
May 13, 2021 FORGE A VIKING PADLOCK - CBA EVENT
April 16, 2021 EVENT CANCELLED - SPRING CONFERENCE 2021 - CBA Event
April 15, 2021 LEVEL II SKILLS: SCROLLS! - CBA EVENT
February 18, 2021 LEVEL II SKILLS: SCROLLS! - CBA EVENT
February 02, 2021 2ND SESSION - CHASING AND REPOUSSE WITH DOUGLAS PRYOR - CBA EVENT
January 28, 2021 CHASING AND REPOUSSE WITH DOUGLAS PRYOR - CBA EVENT
December 17, 2020 FORGING THE GENERAL-PURPOSE LEAFING HAMMER - CBA EVENT
December 03, 2020 LEVEL III GRILLE TUTORIALS - 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
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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
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August 13, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 2 - CBA EVENT
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July 20, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER Session 1 - CBA EVENT
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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
May 02, 2019 BAM - 28th Annual Ozark Conference
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
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April 28, 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 - CBA Event
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October 02, 2015 OCTOBERFEST - CBA Event
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August 07, 2015 Roberto Giordani Workshop
May 22, 2015 Frederic Crist Workshop
April 23, 2015 SPRING CONFERENCE - CBA Event
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