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DSEL74
6th Apr 2017, 09:34 PM
Dave TTC has suggested I hold a GTG regarding blacksmithing be it a demo session or a hands on have a crack intro.

So I'm putting it out there to see if there is actually any interest?

cava
6th Apr 2017, 10:00 PM
Interested. :)

fubar
6th Apr 2017, 10:00 PM
well I'm interested
cheers

Gabriel
6th Apr 2017, 10:01 PM
Very interested.....

DSEL74
6th Apr 2017, 11:32 PM
Are you guys interested in just seeing a demo of a something or a few things made or would you potentially like to have a go?

Gabriel
7th Apr 2017, 12:02 AM
I could certainly swing a hammer for a tap or two...it'd give me more of an idea if I need to start ANOTHER hobby that would take up too much money and time I don't have (speaking of which, if my brain is working you'd be a sleepless new dad right about now - hope it's all going well)

fubar
7th Apr 2017, 07:00 AM
love to have a go haven't done any smithing since I was a teenager a long long time ago in a g..........

doug3030
7th Apr 2017, 07:27 AM
Its something I am interested in but have decided not to take up due to space and time constraints. Well, nothing bigger than what you can do with a gas torch and little else. Anything bigger and I would outsource it.

Having said that, I would like to attend and learn more about it.

Cheers

Doug

DSEL74
7th Apr 2017, 08:24 AM
I could certainly swing a hammer for a tap or two...it'd give me more of an idea if I need to start ANOTHER hobby that would take up too much money and time I don't have (speaking of which, if my brain is working you'd be a sleepless new dad right about now - hope it's all going well)
Yes we are 13 sleep deprived weeks in with our little girl.

DaveTTC
7th Apr 2017, 08:40 AM
I'm in and I'll swing a hammer if oppurtunity is there

DaveTTC

Turning Wood into Art

DSEL74
7th Apr 2017, 02:24 PM
Cava
Fubar
Gabriel
Doug
Dave

Thats five if we get about 8-10 I'll put something together as some usually can't make a date that the majority can.

DaveTTC
7th Apr 2017, 02:25 PM
Do you have a rough month in mind at all. I reckon simplicity might be in too

Dave TTC
Turning Wood Into Art

DSEL74
7th Apr 2017, 02:28 PM
Haven't really had a chance to look at the calendar and plan it but I'm doing a number of events in the next weeks so it would probably be in the last half of June.


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Gabriel
7th Apr 2017, 02:30 PM
Perfect weather to huddle round a red hot piece of metal!!

malb
7th Apr 2017, 03:07 PM
Would like to come down for the day if I can fit in into the schedule, things are a little uncertain at the mo, house build starting in abt 6 weeks, shed (big barn) going up at the same time then has to fitted out and occupied, her maj has just had the pre op clinic for a knee replacement, no date for the op yet but anticipated 2-6 weeks before and a fair amount of stay around required after. Once you set a date I should be able to say definitely yeah or neah about a month out.

justonething
7th Apr 2017, 04:37 PM
interested as well depending of time and place.

cava
7th Apr 2017, 06:02 PM
2nd half of June may just clash with SWMBO's birthday, so once a day has been advised, I will be in a better position to confirm (or otherwise).

Having never done any blacksmithing, I am only too happy to have a hands on go, and swing a hammer if I must. :D

What suburb will this be held in?

Simplicity
7th Apr 2017, 06:14 PM
I would be interested
Sounds like a bash

Great to see GTG happen

Cheers Matt




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DSEL74
7th Apr 2017, 06:16 PM
It will take place at Odenheim ..........well Lilydale but Thor will be here...ok would you believe I'll be here with a big hammer?


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Sturdee
7th Apr 2017, 07:38 PM
I'll register my interest but it will depend on when.

Peter.

DSEL74
7th Apr 2017, 09:17 PM
Cava
Fubar
Gabriel
Doug
DaveTTC
Simplicity
Sturdee
Malb
Justonething

CAG
9th Apr 2017, 07:06 PM
Sounds great. I wanted to jump the rope at Sovereign Hill and help the smithy two years ago. Put me on the list as a possible.

Craig

DSEL74
9th Apr 2017, 07:18 PM
Possible Dates.
April 29TH
May 21st, 27, 28th
June 17,18,24,25

Let me know what works


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Gabriel
9th Apr 2017, 07:23 PM
Would love for it not to be April 30 as it's my birthday and I'm sure family would get in my way of attending.....
But that's just me so if it is, so be it (just my wishes)

DSEL74
9th Apr 2017, 07:35 PM
What you have better things to do on your birthday than hang out with us blacksmithing???

DaveTTC
9th Apr 2017, 07:36 PM
Would love for it not to be April 30 as it's my birthday and I'm sure family would get in my way of attending.....
But that's just me so if it is, so be it (just my wishes)
Awww, I went to Matt's gtg on my birthday

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

DaveTTC
9th Apr 2017, 07:38 PM
Prob June works better for me but can likely make May work too

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

Simplicity
9th Apr 2017, 07:39 PM
April 29 may be a bit short of notice for some.
But for my self not that bothered it's coming in to the colder seasons so not as much going on.
I bring marshmallows any way.

Cheers Matt

Gabriel
9th Apr 2017, 07:39 PM
What you have better things to do on your birthday than hang out with us blacksmithing???

No, I dont,.... But I'm sure I will be told by swmbo that I do....

Simplicity
9th Apr 2017, 07:43 PM
No, I dont,.... But I'm sure I will be told by swmbo that I do....

Tell her for your bday this year you want to bond with some other males bashing steel.

Your just getting back to your primate roots
Its similar to hitting nails all day.

DSEL74
9th Apr 2017, 07:44 PM
Ok let work backwards is there anyone who can't make it in June or has a preferred date in June?

DSEL74
9th Apr 2017, 07:48 PM
Matt your Marshmallows better be Gluten Free!!!!!

Simplicity
9th Apr 2017, 07:51 PM
Matt your Marshmallows better be Gluten Free!!!!!

You sir.
Should not have time for gluten free marshmallows.
While making sure your guests are well catered for.[emoji52][emoji41]

Sturdee
9th Apr 2017, 07:58 PM
Here are the dates that will not suit me, whole of April, 27th of May (woodturning club meeting), 17th & 18th of June (Awtex exhibition) and the 24th of June (woodturning club meeting).

Any other dates are fine with me.

Peter.

doug3030
9th Apr 2017, 08:27 PM
Possible Dates.
April 29TH
May 21st, 27, 28th
June 17,18,24,25

Let me know what works

for me, not April. A Saturday in June would be best for me. But so far there's nothing in my calendar for any of the May and June that cannot be overcome.

The sooner the date is declared the sooner I can lock it in and make sure Jools does not triple book us for the day.

Cheers

Doug

Pagie
9th Apr 2017, 09:13 PM
Yes I would like a go..

justonething
9th Apr 2017, 09:29 PM
Any of the dates seems alright to me :)

cava
9th Apr 2017, 10:17 PM
Whilst I cannot confirm with any hard and fast certainity, as I may be committed with family arrangements that I know nothing about :? May appears to be the best option for me.

Hope this helps.

George

dai sensei
9th Apr 2017, 10:44 PM
Love to come and swing a hammer but I haven't a plan to travel down to Melb :-

DonP
10th Apr 2017, 08:47 PM
If there is still room, I would like to attend/watch/try blacksmithing.
Date is unlikely to be a problem.
If you like, I can borrow some of the other half's gluten free marshmallows to bring along.
Well maybe "borrow" is not quite correct but near enough.

thanks
DonP

Simplicity
10th Apr 2017, 09:00 PM
This seems to be building momentum


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Pagie
10th Apr 2017, 09:37 PM
Any dates should be ok with me
:bbq2:

DSEL74
10th Apr 2017, 09:50 PM
Based on the feedback I think we'll lock in Sunday 25th June.

Every one who has commented is welcome to attend.




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cava
11th Apr 2017, 12:22 AM
Based on the feedback I think we'll lock in Sunday 25th June.

Every one who has commented is welcome to attend.

Sorry All, I am out (SWMBO's Birthday).

Hope all goes well on the day.

DaveTTC
11th Apr 2017, 07:48 AM
Based on the feedback I think we'll lock in Sunday 25th June.

Every one who has commented is welcome to attend.




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Ok ... lock it in

Unless you change it 😂

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

Simplicity
11th Apr 2017, 07:55 AM
Sounds perfect Dale,
Will now proceed to hunt marshmallows.

Cheers Matt

DonP
11th Apr 2017, 11:28 AM
Getting GF marshmallows is not a problem.
Big question is the roasting sticks.
Bring our own or are they to be the first item blacksmithed on the day ?

seeya
DonP

malb
11th Apr 2017, 04:48 PM
June 25 should be fine with me, unless her maj has her knee replacement and gets sent home in the fortnight before, but I accept that we don't know when it will happen (the knee job), or what will happen immediately after discharge, straight home or off to rehab for how long. Happy to fit in with everyone else, particularly the host if the domestic situation allows, or miss out if needs be. Thanks.

issatree
12th Apr 2017, 12:48 AM
Hi to you all,
I suppose you know about The Blacksmithing Show in May 2017 on the banks of the Marribinong?? River at the Footscray Community Centre. Free also, & Lots of good food to buy.
Always a great show. Forgot the Date but Google Knows.

doug3030
12th Apr 2017, 08:59 AM
Forgot the Date but Google Knows.

Mother's' Day weekend :(

CHeers

DOug

Big Shed
12th Apr 2017, 09:19 AM
Hi to you all,
I suppose you know about The Blacksmithing Show in May 2017 on the banks of the Marribinong?? River at the Footscray Community Centre. Free also, & Lots of good food to buy.
Always a great show. Forgot the Date but Google Knows.

2017 Blacksmiths Festival | Waterside Metal Art Studio (http://watersidemetalart.org/festival/2017-festival/)

DSEL74
13th Apr 2017, 05:08 PM
I have a stall at waterside Blacksmithing festival and was supposed to be demonstrating but I won't be doing any now for the next 6weeks[emoji30]. Looks like I should still be approved for our get together


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Woodbeatle
23rd Apr 2017, 11:58 PM
Dave TTC has suggested I hold a GTG regarding blacksmithing be it a demo session or a hands on have a crack intro.

So I'm putting it out there to see if there is actually any interest?

Sorry I'm a bit late joining the conversation on the hands on Blacksmithing, I would be love to come to the event, just not sure what is the final date of the event.
Regards Richard

DSEL74
24th Apr 2017, 09:08 AM
25th June. Is the GTG..

I've forged plenty of Toasting forks in my time. It is possible to forge one on the day.

Pagie
24th Apr 2017, 10:35 AM
Where is this going to be held?

doug3030
13th May 2017, 04:26 PM
Hi to you all,
I suppose you know about The Blacksmithing Show in May 2017 on the banks of the Marribinong?? River at the Footscray Community Centre. Free also, & Lots of good food to buy.

I went to the Blacksmith and metal art event at Footscray this morning. It is on tomorrow too.

I spent a bit of time with a gentleman who has set up a replica of an old viking forge and operating the bellows for him so that I could chat and find things out from him. It was an entertaining and informative time while he made a couple of nails and started making a knife blade.

They had a visiting blacksmith from the US demonstrating. Her name is Shawn Lovell and she did a demonstration for about an hour, starting out with a piece of steel rod with a flattened end which she split and made into a circle which she spent ages stretching out and smoothing. after all that time it turned out that she had made a bubble wand. After the final quenching she dipped it in soapy water and blew bubbles everywhere.

I could have made as effective a bubble wand in two minutes with a piece of coathanger wire, but this was a real work of art and she demonstrated some amazing skills to produce a bubble want the way she did.

Forum member Dale (Dsel74) - the host of the upcoming blacksmithing GTG was there with his display stand as well. It was good to catch up with you again Dale.

Here's some pictures, just to keep Crowie happy.

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DaveTTC
13th May 2017, 06:41 PM
All looking good for June 25 still?

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

doug3030
13th May 2017, 11:09 PM
All looking good for June 25 still?

Dale said it is still a goer when I asked. He may be a bit busy to log on to the forum this weekend to confirm it himself with a show stall to run and a young family. SO rather than leave everyone hanging for confirmation, just letting everyone know what he told me. :2tsup:

CHeers

Doug

DSEL74
19th May 2017, 01:56 PM
Yep, Still 6wks away and I'm still planning on having the GTG. I may be doing a bit less than planned but that just means you guys may have to do some hammering.

DSEL74
19th May 2017, 01:57 PM
Doug, where did you put that poppy?

doug3030
19th May 2017, 02:39 PM
Doug, where did you put that poppy?

I put it in Jools' backpack.
When she got home she put it here:

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It is right at home along with al the other poppy artifacts in our home.

Cheers

Doug

Simplicity
19th May 2017, 08:29 PM
Yep, Still 6wks away and I'm still planning on having the GTG. I may be doing a bit less than planned but that just means you guys may have to do some hammering.

Looking forward to it
Mainly just for the heat from the forge

But I'm sure the company will be nice too

DaveTTC
26th May 2017, 10:22 AM
I'll a hamma

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

DonP
12th Jun 2017, 09:24 PM
sorry peoples but I gotta cancel - family things have come up.

DonP

DSEL74
20th Jun 2017, 10:39 AM
Ok guys the time is nearly upon us.

DonP has bailed is everyone else still coming?

I'm proposing a 11am start so everyone has time to get here from all over.

Due to circumstances I'm making it a BYO event, BBQ & Kettle will be available for use.


In terms of safety, red hot and molten scale will fly at times. Please bring Safety glasses, leather shoes and wear no synthetic clothes, wool or cotton.



Any questions?


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DaveTTC
20th Jun 2017, 10:42 AM
Im still in

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

doug3030
20th Jun 2017, 11:47 AM
I'm in.

btw, anyone know where I could get some o1 tool steel?

Cheers

Doug

Sturdee
20th Jun 2017, 01:12 PM
Sorry, but I'm out as I can't comply with the safety requirements.

Peter.

Simplicity
20th Jun 2017, 01:39 PM
Fingers crossed I'm good
I use Dave or Doug as a shield
So I'm happy


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DSEL74
20th Jun 2017, 06:35 PM
Peter, what can't you comply with mate? Not a requirement just a precaution.


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Acco
20th Jun 2017, 10:28 PM
If I'm free I'll pop in for a sticky, if that's ok?

DSEL74
20th Jun 2017, 10:29 PM
Sure DJ. You know where I Am


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Gabriel
21st Jun 2017, 09:55 AM
I'm about a 90% chance..... Should be there!!

Pagie
21st Jun 2017, 10:35 AM
I should be able to get there, are you still in Mt Evelyn?

DSEL74
21st Jun 2017, 12:56 PM
Same place Pagie


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Sturdee
21st Jun 2017, 01:06 PM
Peter, what can't you comply with mate?


Dale, I have plenty of face shields but I only wear sneakers and comfortable woolen and cotton clothes.

I won't be hammering close up to the forge so if that's okay I'm in.

Peter.

DSEL74
21st Jun 2017, 01:14 PM
As long as you don't drop hot metal on your feet you should be ok.

issatree
21st Jun 2017, 08:26 PM
Hi Dale,
Seems I missed your address, but I'm still in.

Sturdee
22nd Jun 2017, 11:03 PM
Dale, I need your address as well.

Peter.

doug3030
22nd Jun 2017, 11:11 PM
me too

Simplicity
24th Jun 2017, 05:50 PM
I'm bailing out Dale.
Sorry for the very late notice I really wanted to be there, because it's quite cold and I was going to stand next to the forge all day lol.
I'Ve just got to much work
Sunday just became another work day !!!
Hope it all goes well and I hope the slag is flying all day [emoji12][emoji106][emoji106]have a great day everyone.

Cheers Matt.

DaveTTC
24th Jun 2017, 05:52 PM
Awww

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

Gabriel
24th Jun 2017, 06:11 PM
I'm gonna start sounding like simplicity.

I'm working tomorrow now so can't attend. Bloody annoyed coz I really wanted to learn something about this forging thing, and meet some new faces/catch up with some old.

Very sorry dale

doug3030
24th Jun 2017, 06:18 PM
Well I will still come if you tell me the address in time :?

Cheers

Doug

DaveTTC
24th Jun 2017, 06:38 PM
You guys will regret not coming. I have in mind to make a hold fast foe the work bench I dont have yet. Oh yes I do have it. Its just not ma hined and assembled.

I can make a bench to suit my hold fast.

Does Dale have your # Doug?

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

Pagie
24th Jun 2017, 06:43 PM
I'm bringing a couple of swords to beat into tools

doug3030
24th Jun 2017, 06:50 PM
Does Dale have your # Doug?

probably not

DaveTTC
24th Jun 2017, 06:51 PM
probably not
I sent you his address. Trust you have it now

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

DSEL74
24th Jun 2017, 06:57 PM
Doug, address sent via PM.

Gabriel & Matt, that's a shame.

Peter, Swords are fun.




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doug3030
24th Jun 2017, 06:58 PM
Well I will still come if you tell me the address in time :?

Got it! I will be there :2tsup:

malb
24th Jun 2017, 09:23 PM
Sorry guys, but I won't make it either, currently dueling with a poisoned foot that makes the trip both ways and a few hrs on my feet at the GTG just a little awkward. Sorry for late notice, held out in the hope that I might get it sorted in time, but it's still biting. Have fun, keep warm.

Sturdee
24th Jun 2017, 10:03 PM
I'm gonna start sounding like simplicity.

I'm working tomorrow now so can't attend. Bloody annoyed coz I really wanted to learn something about this forging thing, and meet some new faces/catch up with some old.



Both of you missing in action:sad1: and I have some pen blanks for you both.

Peter.

Gabriel
24th Jun 2017, 10:18 PM
Both of you missing in action:sad1: and I have some pen blanks for you both.

Peter.
I'm not dead.... Ya can't get rid of me that quick
:roll:

Simplicity
24th Jun 2017, 10:58 PM
Both of you missing in action:sad1: and I have some pen blanks for you both.

Peter.

Peter
Will the pen blanks keep [emoji12]

Cheers Matt
(Coughs Box RSL Monday)

justonething
24th Jun 2017, 11:08 PM
Sorry guys. I have to bail. Illness in the family.

DSEL74
25th Jun 2017, 12:17 AM
Looks like it will be an intimate gathering all but four have pulled out.

When you arrive there will be gates on the drive way guarded by the puppy, continue along the fence until you get to the cyclone mesh gates for safe passage.


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doug3030
25th Jun 2017, 12:27 AM
guarded by the puppy

I take it that the "puppy" is not to be messed with?

DSEL74
25th Jun 2017, 12:31 AM
He's a Doberman with his balls intact, if he does let you in it will be because he intends to make you his bitch..........just ask simplicity how many times he's been humped since Duke decided he was allowed through the gate, but he still won't enter unless I escort him in.


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DaveTTC
25th Jun 2017, 06:20 AM
Im just about ready to bit the road. See you in 5

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

DaveTTC
25th Jun 2017, 09:36 AM
I forgot my glasses. If someone happens to bring a spare set 👍

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art