Live Forging 90 minutes at the Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 2019 this August Bank Holiday… the 9th round of the NBCC championship and only a couple places left for Monday and not many for Sunday. £100 Cash prize for the winner and the Tommy Tucker Perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy… a win really counts at this Competition because its the toughest Live Forging competition on the circuit and offers you the chance to have your name on the trophy with arguably the best Live Forging Competition Smiths in the last 20 years.
For all details of the Live Forging competitions…..
F LIVE FORGING COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘Any item using materials from a list’. More details available at https://wp.me/P4HK6q-kz No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winner is awarded the Tommy Tucker perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy and £100 2nd £50 3rd £25
G LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a pitch fork’. Material supplied by organisers. More details available at https://wp.me/P4HK6q-kD No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winners are awarded the Burrows Lea Forge Pairs Forging Trophy and 2 x 1st £40, 2 x 2nd £30, 2 x 3rd £20
H LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 20 minutes ‘a finished saleable item’. Competitors are to supply own materials. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time is allowed. More than one entry accepted. Finished items will be auctioned for charity either at Show or at later date. £5.00 cash fee per entry and taken on the day. Entries accepted on the day time & space permitting. Winner takes all cash prize.
As a pair of Smiths, you are required to make a ‘Pitch Fork’ on the showground, you will be supplied the exact material sections and lengths that were used to make the sample ‘Pitch Fork’ head. You are to forge as closely as possible a matching ‘Pitch Fork’ head to the one in the photo attached. The original sample will be available from the Forging Area Steward for inspection throughout the Show. Any specialist tools will be supplied.
‘COLOUR’ is a new class for this year’s Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions. Where your entry to static Class C needs to be mainly coloured in any colour other than Black or Grey. You may use any method of construction and can be designed in any Artistic style.
Top tip – Present your submitted work in a working or idealized context. Such as candles in Candelabra, a doorknocker mounted on a timber backing and upright mounted, a broach pinned to a cloth, a mirror surround with mirror glass installed and brackets to hang it from, a gate on a freestanding mount….. Not only does it look good, it displays your work in its full glory.
Don’t forget there is a Best Gate Prize at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show and if you win its £100 CASH.
There’s no catch…. just enter your gate into one of the main classes Traditional, Contemporary or ‘Colour’ and you automatically get included in the Best Gate Competition and if you win its £100 CASH. The class is judged outside the NBCC competition so it comes down to the Judges’s fancy.
Top tip – mount your gate on a free standing frame so it can be viewed from every angle… presentation is everything when it comes to winning prizes.
Full details of this years August Bank Holiday weekend Edenbridge & Oxted Live Forging Competition is now available, its an interesting and fun one again.
You are required to make any item on the showground using at least three of the items from the list below. You can choose additional items from the list and you do not have to use all the length. You will not gain extra points for using all the sections and/or all the lengths:
50 x 6mm Flat – 300mm long 21.3mm (16.5mm Nom Bore) RD tube – 300mm long 10mm round – 600mm long 6″ Nails (roughly 5.5mm diameter) – as many as you need 12mm sq – 600mm long 40 mm solid steel ball
Last year we were fully booked for our Live Forging Competitions so if you fancy having a go don’t leave it to late, don’t forget you get free entry and lunch if you are competing in the Live Forging.
The Prize money is £100 1st Place, £50 for 2nd in addition to the NBCC awards and prize money…. get it right and you can come away with quite a bit of Prize money!
Devon Show Blacksmith Competitions 16, 17 & 18 May.
As usual the schedule for this one is late, vague and there is no direct way to access an entry form (not that I can see anywhere on the web?) I think the Live Forging is to make a ‘Working Hinge’ but I can’t find out how long you have to make it??? as for whats going on in the following classes M7 to M9 your guess is as good as mine!
So you will have to contact the show directly on this link
Set piece Live Forging at Three Counties Show 2014
The Royal Three Counties Show Blacksmith and Farriers Competition 14 Jun 2019 – 16 Jun 2019
Home of the Hereford Blacksmiths and Speed Chain Making! Check out both the Farriers and Blacksmith schedules because some classes are open to both Farriers and Blacksmiths like the Chain making; check your days too as some classes are held on a particular day.