Category Archives: Yosemite Area CBA

September 9th CBA Meeting,Urgent Message Part Two

URGENT!! This coming Saturdays CBA meeting has been canceled due to recent nearby fire activity. The Railroad Fire has not progressed the last two days in our direction but I want to be sure to not put any of you in danger if the fire decides to “wake up”. Meetings will resume October 14th. Any questions please call me at 559-760-0092 or message me here.



URGENT!! Please keep a close eye on this page for updates on this upcoming CBA meeting this Saturday. We are under evacuation advisory at this time and I’m in and out of the property at the moment. If the Railroad Fire is still progressing I will cancel the meeting for safety reasons. Look for an update on Thursday.

June 10th CBA Meeting

It is my pleasure to announce that we will have a guest blacksmith from Vista Forge coming for our next meeting on June 10th.
Beth Holmberg will be demonstrating and teaching how to make a “Sticking Tommy” miners candle holder for those who would wish to participate. Forge welding skills will be very handy for thus project.
Material will be provided but if you have tongs for 1/4″ square stock that would help out a lot. I hope to have a supply of the candles too.
I will be limiting this to six people due to time and space constraints.

Please contact me at the above email link or call me at 559-760-0092 if you wish to sign up. No need to sign up if you want to just watch.

1. Mike W.

2. Jim K.





April 8th CBA Workshop/Meeting

With the forecast of rain this weekend we are planning to work inside again. I am short one propane forge so if you can bring one over that would help out a bunch. I will provide the propane tank.

Message me here or call me to confirm if you can bring one.


Thank You!

Edit, 4/8/17 at 2:30PM, heavy thunderstorms came in before dawn but passed before the meeting started. Dry for the entire meeting and now SNOWING at 2:30. Hopefully it will be warmer next meeting!

We Now Have Coal!!

I just picked up 2,500 pounds of good pea sized bituminous coal in 50 pound bags. It will be available for $25 per bag to CBA members. During my trip up to Sacramento to get this I also went anvil shopping and came back with a few that will be available after mid March. One of them is a excellent condition 218 pound Peter Wright. Also a near unused 168 pound John Brooks with matching stand.


February 11th CBA Meeting

Just a friendly reminder that the monthly CBA meeting is going to be this Saturday the 11th here at Wizard’s Workshop & Forge. I myself (Jake) will not be here but you will have Jim Kirby and Ed Scherf as your hosts. Hopefully it dries out by then if not there is a couple of propane forges that can be used inside.

Icy Roads for Jan 14th Meeting

A word of caution for those coming tomorrow! Please watch for ice on the roadways!! Road 620 does not get sanded and has had running water going over it so it is now thick ice. This mostly pertains to the first 3/4 mile off the highway.

Drive safe and I’ll have the coffee on.

January 14th CBA Meeting

Happy New Year to all of you!!

Just a reminder that our first CBA Meeting/Workshop of 2017 will be on January 14th at 9AM running till Noon.

I am still working on getting a load of coal here to be available for purchase.

Stay Tuned! And hope to see you then!



This Weekends CBA Meeting

FYI. Our first workshop/meeting is looking to be wet. We will be going on rain or shine!! I have arranged for some propane forges to come in so we can work indoors here. No worries on snow, the snow levels for this weekend is quite high.

Please be careful on the wet highways coming here this Saturday.

Your host, Steven Jacobs

Directions for CBA Workshop/Meeting

Our FIRST meeting/Workshop is just a week from tomorrow on December 10th. Here are the directions to Wizard’s Workshop & Forge:
From Oakhurst take Hwy 41 north towards Yosemite.
Right after you pass Road 222 the Bass Lake turn off look for Road 620, it has a left turn lane.
Take Road 620 for 1.7 miles to Old Yosemite Road, turn left.
Go 1/4 mile to Old Stage Way, turn right.
Go 1/4 mile to Old Stage Ct., turn right.
Go to top of hill, driveway on right.
Address, 48599 Old Stage Ct
Head to large gray metal building and park out front there.
Any problems finding us? My cell 559-760-0092

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