Here it is… this years Schedule for the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show 30th & 31st August 2015.
Note there is a new Class F this year for Student and Apprentices. There is also a really nice opportunity for everyone in Class E to sculpt/forge a ‘Figurine’, the possibilities in the class are huge, so why not have a go?
The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2015
A TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)
B CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)
C GATES (Any method of construction)
D INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)
E A FIGURINE – (Any method of construction)
F STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS (new for 2015) – Any original piece, designed and made by competitor. Any method of construction maybe used BUT should be primarily made using hot forging techniques.
The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competitions encourages and promotes the hot forging of Iron, Steel and other metals. All of the static competition entries (except Class A) may use any method of construction, BUT should primarily be designed and made using hot forging techniques. Class A is strictly a ‘by Hammer & Hand’ class, thereby encouraging ONLY the use of hot forging techniques in the design and construction of the piece.
Live forging classes:
G LIVE FORGING COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 90 minutes a ‘Flower(s)’. Competitors are to supply own bar and sheet materials. No preformed/shaped material allowed. No extra cleaning up time allowed.
H LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a sickle’ to a sample supplied. A 600mm length of 25mm round mild steel and any specific tools will be supplied to each Pair by organisers, not all the material is to be used. No extra cleaning up time allowed.
I LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION (Time allowing, winner takes all) – To forge on the showground in 20 minutes ‘a finished saleable item’. Competitors are to supply own materials. 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.