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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 2 - CBA EVENT

  • December 15, 2022
  • Online live streaming via Zoom
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  • December 15, 2022
    Level II Core Skills: Scrolling Fork and Tongs
  • December 15, 2022
    Level II Core Skills: Scrolling Fork and Tongs

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Level II Grille Tutorials: Session 2

Level II Core Skills: Scrolling Fork and Tongs

INSTRUCTORS:  Victoria Ritter and Mark Asprey

DATE : December 15th, 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 14 December 2022
  •  Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

In this session, we will focus on the tools needed to hand forge a scroll, specifically the Scrolling Wrench and Scrolling Tongs. This is a fantastic opportunity to round out your tool collection while improving your skill set. And if you are working towards your Level II, you will need both tools to be able to successfully complete your grille!

First, Victoria Ritter (CBA III/National Instructor) will present the Scrolling Wrench. This is a tool that is absolutely essential for scrollwork and can be used for any bending work (think square corners).  The wrench can be forged to whatever size needed, Victoria will discuss the most common sizes, along with the forging method.

Next, Mark Aspery (CBA III/National Instructor) will show us how to forge Scrolling Tongs. If you have not made tongs before, this is a great place to start. Mark will walk us through each step of the forging process - forging the jaws, establishing the boss, drawing out the reins, riveting the tongs together, and finally adjusting the tongs to fit. He’ll also talk about common pitfalls and how to avoid them. This presentation will give you a solid foundation in tong making!

Completing these projects fulfills CBA and ABANA Level IIa curriculum requirements.

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