Edenbridge & Oxted Competition Schedule 2017

Time to get forging…. check out the one off best Gate cash prize £100 and the Live Forging prizes!

The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2017

All entries must be received by 18th August 2017

Judge for all classes (except C) – To be confirmed

Judge for class C – Mr Owen Bush AWCB

£5.00 entry for each class (see entry form for more detail)

Static classes:

A       TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)

B       CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)

C       ‘DAMASCUS’ (Any method of construction, material must be maker derived.)

D       INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E      A FIGURINE – (Any method of construction)

F       STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS – A pair of hollow bit/bow tongs to hold 20mm round. Any method of construction maybe used BUT should be primarily made using hot forging techniques.

A one off special Cash prize £100 is awarded for the Best Gate in Show (any method of construction).

 

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 100/100 COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 100 minutes ‘To reproduce from a sample supplied on the day’. Any special tools will be supplied. No extra cleaning up time allowed. Winner is awarded the Tommy Tucker perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy and £100 2nd £50 3rd £25

H       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a hook and staple’. Material supplied by organisers. Scaled photo available at http://wp.me/p4HK6q-h6 No extra cleaning up time allowed.

I       LIVE 20 MIN COMPETITION (Time allowing, winner takes all cash prize) – 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.

To download a schedule use this link E&O schedule 2017

To download an entry form use this link E&O Entry Form 2017

Edenbridge and Oxted Show Results 2016

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Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmoiths Group Photo 2016

This years results for the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show can be viewed at this link Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition Results 2016

Well Done to Rhys Harlin who won both the Reserve and Show Champion in the NBCC Static Competition and congratulations to Edenbridges’s Richard Bradshaw for winning the Live Forging Competition.

 

A walk round this year’s E&O marquee.

A short clip of an informal walk around the marquee at this years Static Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. Did you know that Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition has a YouTube channel? Well it has, if you want to check it out you can use this link E&O YouTube

Live Forging Competition at Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2016

A nice Clip of Henry Rogers a local Blacksmith having a go at the NBCC Live Forging Competition at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Show. Henry has a Forge in Edenbridge, which probably make him our most local Smith and well as the youngest.

Last call for Edenbridge and Oxted entries 2016

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Last call for Blacksmith Competition entries 2016

Last call for entries at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, there’s still time to enter Static pieces and take part in the Live Forging Contests. A schedule can be downloaded using this link https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… along with an E&O Entry Form 2016 https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…

E&O Show 3 1/2 weeks away..

In the interests of getting things going (and nostalgia on my part) here’s a great ‘walk about’ video taken by Remuna Picard of Tiki Forge last year.

There’s still time to enter the Competitions (details at The Competition page) but if that’s not your thing just come along for a chat and to soak up the unique experience of Blacksmith Competitions…. The rest of the Show is quite good too!

Edenbridge & Oxted 2016 Schedule

Here it is the official Edenbridge & Oxted 2016 Schedule I can also announce that Mr Kevin Boys is our main Judge and Mr Owen Bush is judging our specialist Damascus Class.

You can download a Entry form at either http://tinyurl.com/gwyvddj or Entry Form 2016

Don’t forget we’d like to have all the entries in for 18th August 2016, but if you forget or are just late we’ll try to fit you in right up to the Saturday before the Show. However if you leave it that late its unlikely we’ll be able to get you complimentary entry and parking tickets. Hope to see you at the end of August?

Edenbridge & Oxted schedule 2016

Here’s the provisional schedule for the Edenbridge & Oxted Show on 28th & 29th August 2016, we’re still waiting a few details before we publish the official document but this will help everyone prepare a bit.

Static classes:

A      TRADITIONAL (Made by hammer and hand)

B      CONTEMPORARY (Any method of construction)

C      ‘DAMASCUS’ (Any method of construction)

D      INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL (Any method of construction)

E      A FIGURINE – (Any method of construction)

F       STUDENT/APPRENTICE CLASS – A par of hollow bit/bow tongs to hold 20mm round. Any method of construction maybe used BUT should be primarily made using hot forging techniques.

Live forging classes:

G       LIVE FORGING COMPETITION – To forge on the showground in 90 minutes ‘an item that is described or depicted in one of William Shakespeare’s plays’. Competitors are to supply own bar and sheet materials. No preformed/shaped material allowed. No Striker. No extra cleaning up time allowed.

H       LIVE PAIRS – To forge on the showground in 45 minutes ‘a pair of tongs to hold 6mm flat bar’. Competitors are to supply own materials. 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 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.

 

New Forest and Hampshire Show July 26th, 27th and 28th 2016.

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New Forest and Hampshire Show is held mid-week on July 26th, 27th and 28th 2016. This years schedule and entry form can be downloaded at New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule

The Competitions this year are:

Class One: Set Piece
Design and make an ITEM OF DOOR FURNITURE, item should be
primarily of forged construction.

Class Two: Under £250 in value
Traditional or Contemporary design, item should be primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Class Three: Over £250 in value
Traditional or Contemporary design, item should be primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Class Four: Industrial
Industrial or general metalwork (eg Forged or fabricated component parts), Jigs, Tools etc MMA, MIG, TIG etc allowed but item should be primarily of forged construction.

Class Five: Artistic/Sculptural
Any method of construction.

Class Six:  Live forging.
Competitors are required to make on the showground in 90 minutes an item featuring some reference to “ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL” Please note: Clean up time of five minutes is permitted away from the fire. A striker is permitted.

Class seven: 20 minute live forging
Competitors are required to make on the showground a saleable object in 20 minutes

Show Champion: cash prize Reserve Champion: cash prize

New Forest Grand Prix
For the overall winner on aggregate points including live competitions

Class Eight: Military “Artisan” Blacksmiths Competition
Two Hour “open class” (open to service personnel only)

All classes judged by Mr Merv Allen FWCB

This years schedule and entry form can be downloaded at New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule

Wrought Ironwork Schedule for Royal Bath and West Show 1st June to 4th June 2016

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Here’s this years official schedule for the Bath & West Show. Be aware Entries Close 5th May (Paper) & 13th May (Online). B & W are quite strict about this so try and get organized so that you get your entry in on time.

Very excited to see a change in this years Live Forging…. Chain making! Not quite like the Three Counties Speed Competition but still good fun and a chance to practice some traditional skills. 12mm round (opposed to RTCAS 10mm) so it will be a bit more tricky to get presentable welds, but unlike the RTCAS competition there is no restriction on tools and a generous 30 minutes to make at least 3 joined links…. so plenty of scope to make a proper chain! Top tip – look at old hand made chain and try to copy some of its unique characteristics, the judge will be looking for that, along with consistency and a clean finish.

There’s still the usual 90 minute ‘make what you like’ competition running and the 20 minute challenge ‘to make a salable item’ (don’t forget to make full use of your 5 minute cleaning up time on this one? Speaking from experience if you win all three live forging competitions at the B&W you walk away with a considerable pot of prize money… making your efforts more than worthwhile. Here’s the schedule, PDF links to B&W online coppy and entry form at the bottom of the page.

 

The 2016 B&W schedule

Class WI1

Any item suitable for display in/around the home, a Stone Fireplace to be

the focus, and which has the following dimensions:

EXTERNAL INTERNAL
H 1320mm

W 1560mm

D 210mm

H 900mm

W 915mm

 

 

Class WI2

Any item, any size, for EXTERIOR use, must incorporate forging

techniques.

 

Class WI3

LIVE BLACKSMITHING.

Produce any item within the timescale of 90 minutes.

Materials optional, to be provided by the competitor, wooden shafts are

permitted. NO STRIKER ALLOWED. Competition to be held daily from

Thursday to Saturday and judged on the Saturday of the Show.

 

Class WI4

LIVE BLACKSMITHING,

Produce something saleable within the timescale of 20 minutes. Materials optional, to be provided by the competitors. Competition tobe held daily from Thursday to Saturday and judged on the Saturday of the Show.

 

Class WI5

LIVE CHAIN MAKING, Minimum of three linksin continuous chain. Time allowed 30 minutes. Materials to be mild steel 12mm round bar 200mm long for each link, to be provided by the competitor. A striker is allowed, but is

not mandatory. The duties of a striker (if employed), are restricted to tending the

fire and use of the sledge hammer. Competition to be held daily from Thursday to Saturday and judged on the Saturday of the Show.

 

Notes for Live Forging Classes WI3, WI4 and WI5 :

(a) Pre-heating is allowed but NO material to be pre-worked.

(b) Five minutes brushing, sanding and polishing time after “time” is called.

(c) No tools other than forging tools allowed.

 

Notes for classes W11, W12, WI3, WI4 and WI5:

All items entered must include hot forged techniques and must be forged predominantly from iron and steel.

http://www.bathandwest.com/media/Wrought-Ironwork-Schdule.pdf

http://www.bathandwest.com/media/Wrought-Ironwork-Entry-Form.pdf