Live Forging update for E&O 2017

Here’s a Competition update for the Live Forging Competitors at this years Edenbridge and Oxted Show.

Class G LIVE FORGING 100/100 COMPETITION– To forge on the showground in 100 minutes. First prize £100. ‘To reproduce from a sample supplied on the day’.  You will need to bring the following specific tools in addition to your usual kit.

  1. A pair of tongs to hold 30 x 10mm flat (either 30mm on edge or 10mm on edge or both)
  2. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold 12mm round and square section.
  3. A sharp hot set/chisel (a hand held chisel is preferable to a rodded or handled tool)
  4. All materials will be supplied by show organisers.

Class H LIVE FORGING 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. You will need to bring the following specific tools in addition to your usual kit.

  1. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold 20mm round.
  2. A pair of bow/hollow/bolt tongs to hold a nominal 16mm square.
  3. A punch to facilitate a final drift of 16mm round.
  4. All materials will be supplied by show organisers.
  5. Please note. contrary to schedule the competition is to make the hook only (as photo below); staples are NOT required.
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Live Forging Pairs Competition 2017

 

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Still time to enter this years E&O Blacksmith Competition

Still time to enter this year’s competition or just put the date in your diary and come along and see what its all about….
Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions 27th & 28th August 2017
or check out the E&O Facebook page

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

Blacksmith Competition dates 2017

Here we are again! Hope you all have had a good rest and ready for some Forging?

As usual I’ll post each Competition’s schedule as I receive it, blag it or beg for it. Some show schedules are pretty much the same every year so you can perhaps prepare a bit in advance; others like Edenbridge and Oxted change every year. The one thing you can be sure of is that a well designed, expertly made and nicely finished piece will always do well.

This year’s Blacksmith Competition dates are as follows:

National Blacksmith Competition dates 2017
The North Somerset Show 1st May (1 day)
The Devon County Show 18th to 20th May (3 days)
The Royal Bath and West Show 31st May to June 3rd (4 days)
The Royal Cornwall Show 8th to 10th June (3 days)
South of England Show 8th to 10th June (3 days)
The Royal Three Counties Show 16th to 18th June (3 days)
The Royal Welsh Show 24th to 27th July (4 days)
The New Forest and Hampshire Show 25th to 27th July (3 days)
The Edenbridge and Oxted Show 27th & 28th August (2 days)
The Dorset County Show 2nd & 3rd September (2 days)

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!

E&O Show 28-29 August 2016

Video courtesy of Remuna Picard, Tiki Forge.

One month to go before the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show this August Bank Holiday weekend.
There’s Static and Live Forging Competitions Sunday and Monday and there’s always room for ‘Display only’ (PM me for details).
More info at https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com/ or or you can download a schedule https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… and and entry form https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…