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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2011 3:07 am    Post subject: April Forge in at Bushfire forge         Reply with quote

It gives me great pleasure to announce the fourth annual.............

Forge in at bush fire forge

friday the 1 st april from 5.30pm -- till sunday the 3rd

welling Kent UK

demonstrators on saturday and sunday...
Jake Powning
Peter Johnsson
Petr Florianek
Leo Todeschini
Jeroen Zuiderwijk
Hyllyn
and others tba....
I am working on an idea for a smelt roaster ?????

May I announce announce .....a late night saturday drunken metalurgy lecture from our very own Jack Hobson.......and his most glamorous assistents!! This will be a hands on participation event to once and for all setltle the age old dilemma of weather to get drunk or learn metalurgy .lets do both!!!

I will cook food on Saturday eve there will be revelry around the fire ..............
The forges are open for you to bash and grinders to grind.....(yes yes the ht room too so rack em up) .I hope John N is bringing the woodpecker again but if not there will certainly be magic glowing metal with no fire.........
If you want a cutting comp thats fine but I wont organise it!!! i will get in 2 by 4s and have ample cardboard tubes and bottles etc.I would need a volunteer?

I open up the studio here for people to crash in and one of the out buildings too so there is ample simple crash space , we do have a garden with trees and space for a tent or two....
there is a list of hotels on my web site ....
this is a very friendly event so feel welcome to come along .
I charge a fee for this event of 70 . this covers demonstrators flights , bog hire , food for Saturday nite etc and fuel and the like . I do not make money on this event (nor do I wish to).......
to partisipate I need either a cheque sent to me or paypal......
email me if you would like to come along.....
more as I think of it .
If anybody is free to help me out shifting stuff around during the week of the 14 to 18th march that would be most usefull we can pick a day...

thank you all

forging soul into steel .

www.owenbush.co.uk the home of bushfire forge school of smithing .


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2011 6:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tod .. AKA leo Todeschini will be demoing as well .

its going to be a good weekend.

forging soul into steel .

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen Bush wrote:
get drunk or learn metalurgy .lets do both!!!

That there is some serious multi-tasking. Wink

Sound like a great time for those located in or near the UK!

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

mmm....Looks like a flight would be about $700 that time of year....

Ric

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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2011 12:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ric,
It would be damn fine to see you.......hmmn think about all those museums!!
if not maybe see you at ashokan or hanks ?

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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am really looking forward to this. I have tried to come for the last 3 or 4 years and other commitments have kept me away, but not this time.

Not sure what I am going to demo yet but I think it is likely to be scabbard making for eating knives or daggers, covering cutting, sewing and decorating.

It will be good to see the other demonstrations too.

Tod

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeroen Zuiderwijk has confirmed that he will also be demonstrating......
and so it builds.....

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb, 2011 11:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This will be so much fun.
Great to meet all these scattered friends and colleagues in one place, doing what we love most.

Big Grin
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Mhm, now how to combine that with the opening of certain exhibition in Oxford on 07.04? Would need to find a place to loiter about in UK for the mid week...
Still the event seems to be too tempting to pass it up.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Feb, 2011 2:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

whats opening in oxford ?
you would be most welcome here.
a week in england........let me see.........museums ,castles, armourys.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Feb, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen Bush wrote:
whats opening in oxford ?
you would be most welcome here.
a week in england........let me see.........museums ,castles, armourys.


Huge exibit on Alexander the Great in Ashmolean museum inculding artefacts from tomb of his father, which, I hope, will include the famed quirass and sword.
Aye, there is a LOT to see, no doubts, but at current ecconomical situation the accomodation prices and such are, sadly, a limiting factor.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm tempted...
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

oh go on !
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr, 2011 2:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well that was a fantastic weekend.

Aside from the fun and interesting conversations and 'how do you do that?' chats with everyone there, my personal weekend ran like this.

Friday night was beer, curry and chat

Saturday. coffee, Celtic, Saxon and Norse decorative styles lecture by Jake Powning, I did an eating knife scabbard making demonstration, followed by Petr Florianek doing an antler carving demonstration, followed by a short carving tutorial by Jake (thanks Jake), followed by more beer, roast pork and a smelt by Jeff Pringle.

Sunday. Coffee, more coffee. All about Seaxs lecture by Jeroen Zuiderwijk, grip making and decorating by Peter Johnsson. Metal carving demonstration by Hyllyn.

It was in incredibly interesting and positive weekend and I went there excited by what I might learn and I left excited at what I did learn - fantastic.

Thanks to Owen for organising it and everybody who attended and took part.

Tod

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr, 2011 3:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can only echo Tod's feelings about this great week end, which I immensly enjoyed too.

Being personnaly a bit obsessed with sword related leather work (grips&scabbards) I could not have hoped for more suited demos than your scabbard making one and Peter's wrapped and tooled grip.

Tod provided an extra treat by unloading a dozen albion from his truck along with scabbards he made for some of these, along with 30 or so of his daggers, ballocks, rondels, eating knives and crossbows, so thanks again for that!

A big thanks to you Owen for taking the time to organize and host these great events.

Cheers,

Julien
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Apr, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bugger. Sad

It was my fiancee's 30th on Saturday, so I couldn't come. Cry

Will be keeping an eye out for the next one though.

Any pics from the day?

Ant
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Apr, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm really sorry I had to miss that Sad and equally happy that you guys had such a good time - though I myself was quite busy at my own forge then.

Next year....maybe....

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 2:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ant Mercer wrote:
Bugger. Sad

It was my fiancee's 30th on Saturday, so I couldn't come. Cry

Will be keeping an eye out for the next one though.

Any pics from the day?

Ant


Yup, here are photos that I took:

http://1501bc.com/page/bushfireforgein_2011_4_1-4/index.html

Few photos from during the real forging activity, as then I was hammering continuously myself too:)

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 4:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks Jeroen!

Looks like you all had a good time: I'll have to get myself down there next time.

Cheers,

Ant
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing the photographs. Cool You have just very clearly defined my dream vacation! Time to start saving money now...
...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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