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

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…

 

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.

 

E&O Ypres 2016 Forge In

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A week ago Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions held a Forge In to make Poppies for the Ypres 2016 project.

The purpose of our little forging party was to help the Ypres 2016 project reach their target of 2500 poppies before the actual event in September 2016 in Belgium.Our E&O Blacksmiths (and friends) didn’t disappoint and easily forged 200 poppies on Saturday 24th October.

We had three power hammers running, two gas furnaces and a double hearth up to heat, with plenty of encouragement and guidance Master Smith Terrence Clark the job was complete with plenty of time left over to chat and catch up.

To see the photos of the event use this link to find the Ypres 2016 Forge In Photos

If you want to be kept up date with events like this please contact me with you Email address and I’ll add it to the E&O newsletter.

Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition call for last minute entries

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Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition call for last minute entries

Sunday 30th and Bank Holiday Monday 31st 2015

This year’s Show is nearly upon us, but there’s still time to enter both the Static and Live classes. There are still places available in all the Live Forging Competitions and we can always squeeze one more into the Static classes.

This year there is a brilliant ‘Figurine’ Class and a new to show ‘Student’ Class, as well as the usual Traditional, Contemporary, Gate and Industrial/Agricultural Classes. The Student Class is free entry.

The main NBCC Live Forging competition si to make a ‘Flower(s)’ in 90 minutes. The Pairs competition is to make ‘Sickle’ and as always there is the very popular ’20 Minute’ Class.

That’s 9 Classes in total! The Static Classes will be judged by Mr Paul Elliot FWCB and Mr Terry Clark FWCB is judging the Live Forging Classes.

For information on how to enter is at https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com there are links to it from our Facebook page too https://www.facebook.com/Blacksmithcompetition or you can download a entry form, Email it and pay on line. Or bring your completed form with your remittance to the Show on Saturday 29th August.

Its going to be a great Show and we hope to see you there!