myloh67

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    Russborough, Wicklow, Ireland,

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    human most of the time, normal sometimes
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    full time smith

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  1. That's a good one. You can enter it into the exhibition if you wish by forwarding an image to #herefordanvils via instagram and then post it over to England for the exhibition before March You can cut it
  2. The rules are that starting stock are as mentioned. I drew the 20mm sq to 320mm of 25 x 8 ish and took it from there. Instagram #herefordanvils or #150mmchallenge. Ambrose Burne has an interview on the blacksmither podcast, its his idea and he talks about it.
  3. Hello, long time no see.. Maybe you know of the 150mm global challenge to forge something from 6 inches of 3/4 square, or in metric 150mm of 20mm square. I think its a fun way to realise the craft, apologies if yere already aware somebody might shift this post into the appropriate category if so, ive more info if you need it. Cheers Video 28-12-2018, 17 21 35.mp4
  4. Do as Jeremy suggested with the addition of a top tool thats the same profile as the inside of cresent. The top tool is shafted or has welded handle attached, it will keep forged material in place when struck with hammer. Keep the majority of heat to the centre of stock initially.
  5. Nice to see it out off the lane and into the work shop, hammering all the way thru to the new year ? Congrats Michael
  6. Thanks to you both,,, George ,, yes its copper on steel, the twins are 85 euro and the single 40. Cheers M
  7. Green was used as a colour on the whole for industrial machinery because out of all the spectrum it's properties help reduce fatigue enabling higher productivity.
  8. To let you know whats going on here in Ireland in the world of blacksmithing currently. The Irish Artist Blacksmiths Association have been invited to exhibit 50 works in the gallery of The Titanic Museum. Titanic Inspirations started in Russborough Wicklow and looks really good. With a minimum of 1700 people per day walking through the exhibition offers brilliant exposure for the craft..
  9. Very lovely work Brian, I especially like the free standing work on the tri-foot. Thanks for the time and effort.
  10. Frosty, to see more images take a look here at the Irish Artist Blacksmith Assoc webpage http://irishblacksmiths.com/about.html. There is no more work to view re the Titanic exhibit but there is good number of images of members work. Cheers Michael
  11. The telescope was for exhibition organised by the Irish Artist Blacksmith Association of which I am a board member. The aim was to have members exercise creativity, the idea was to have a competition with professional and amateur categories, and to tie it all in we created a theme, the Titanic. The results were diverse and exciting. All work on display had a paralell, all work was not known about until delivery and set up of exhibit. I hosted the forge-in and exhibition called "Titanic Inspirations" and made the skeleton of a life boat 4ft in length. This I prepared in advance. The smiths that came had to complete the boat over the course of the weekend. The work will travel for an 8 week exhibition to Titanic museum Belfast at the begining of November this year. This year is the centenary of the demise of the vessel and the musuem has a footfall of 4,000 people per day. The museum has a huge exhibition space and has asked the association to place as much forge work into the space as we wish. It's a great opportunity and we are well pleased.. Please find images of some members work from Titanic and a link to our facebook page for a taste of what we are about. Cheers Michael http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.438803752836498.120111.112222472161296&type=1
  12. Cheers all of you.. The telescope was for exhibition organised by the Irish Artist Blacksmith Association of which I am a board member. The aim was to have members exercise creativity, the idea was to have a competition with professional and amateur categories, and to tie it all in we created a theme, the Titanic. The results were diverse and exciting. All work on display had a paralell, all work was not known about until delivery and set up of exhibit. I hosted the forge-in and exhibition called "Titanic Inspirations" and made the skeleton of a life boat 4ft in length. This I prepared in advance. The smiths that came had to complete the boat over the course of the weekend. The work will travel for a 8 week exhibition to Titanic museum Belfast at the begining of November. This year is the centenary of the demise of the vessel. I will replicate this post in a different category with links to our facebook page and throw some images up as I know you all love pics.. quite partial myself. Best M
  13. Attempt number two, hello to you..