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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 1 - CBA EVENT

  • November 17, 2022
  • Online live streaming via Zoom
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  • November 17, 2022
    Level II Core Skills: Punching and Drifting, Mortise and Tenon Joinery
  • November 17, 2022
    Level II Core Skills: Punching and Drifting, Mortise and Tenon Joinery

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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 1

Level II Core Skills: Punching and Drifting, Mortise and Tenon Joinery 

INSTRUCTORS:     Becky Schimpff and Mark Asprey

DATE : November 17, 2022 

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Pacific Coast Time

EXPERIENCE: This class is best suited for the advancing student that has completed or is close to completing Level I or the equivalent.   

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 or email

PRICING: $20/CBA members; $40/non-members (cap at 40)

PRICING WITH COACHING SESSION: $25 members only (add $5 to Member price) If you want some feedback or would like to trouble shoot ideas sign up for a Coaching Session.  These informal, no set agenda, driven by your needs, questions and goals support groups are the answer!  One 1.5-2 hour session for just a $5 more.  

REGISTRATION: Register here (online). Registration will be opened soon.

  •  35 participants maximum
  •  Registration cutoff date is 16 November 2022
  •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

In this kick-off session we will first tackle punching and drifting. Do you know how to make a half-inch hole in half-inch bar? Hint: Your drill press won't work here! Mark Aspery will teach you how to punch and drift half-inch round, square and diamond shaped holes in half-inch round, square and flat bar. You'll learn the tips and tricks you need to be successful! So, dust off your Level I slot punch and round drift and get ready... (note: you'll be making more sizes of slot punches and the square and diamond drifts!).

Then, Becky Schimpff will teach mortise and tenon joinery. Mortise/tenon joints are the strongest of the traditional blacksmith joinery techniques and adding them to your repertoire will greatly expand what you can make. Becky will do a deep dive into the tooling and techniques required to make a good joint. Then she'll cover what can go wrong and potential fixes. You'll come out of this session with solid how-to knowledge that you can apply to your projects.

Presentation fulfils the CBA level IIa curriculum requirements.


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