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Yosemite Area CBA

Greetings and Welcome!

This page is to help all of you who are current and new members of the California Blacksmith Association that have been meeting and doing workshops in Mariposa CA. As some of you know Bob Ringrose’s health has gotten to the point he can no longer host our monthly meetings there in Mariposa. The October 8th meeting will be the last one at Bob’s and our meetings will resume at a new location just north of Oakhurst on December 10th. There will be no meeting in November. Your new host will be Steven “Jake” Jacobs and you can contact him here on this page by using the “Contact” function or by calling his cell at ¬† 559-760-0092.

Since our members come from a wide area, Clovis, Fresno, North Fork, Oakhurst, Bootjack, Mariposa, Merced, El Portal and a few places in between and further I felt a name change to Yosemite Area for our group was appropriate.

For those of you that are new to blacksmithing and are interested in joining the CBA please follow the link attached for further information.

CBA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating smiths and preserving the art and craft of blacksmithing.

Directions to the new location will be posted later.

http://www.calsmith.org

Mariposa County Fair 2015

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Had a great weekend demonstrating at Mariposa County Fair. The weather was the best they have had in over ten years! Me and my helpers, Mike Wenrich, Dale Meisenheimer and the new kid Mat Milazzo were able to stay working the forge till after 5PM all the days we were there. Did pretty well selling stuff to the public and got several people interested in joining our local CBA (California Blacksmith Association) chapter.