Dale Russell

OZ roll call

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G'Day ta all youse AUSSIE'S out there ( & youse know who youse are too ) :)

Seein' i's been with the site from almost 1 day & was the only AUSSIE for such a long time ( was the token AUSSIE for a LONG LONG TIME ) & in the last 12 - 18 months a HEAP of us ( AUSSIE'S ) ave joined the site twas thinkin' maybe we's should ave'a " Roll Call "

Tell us where youse is from , hobbist / full time ect

So come all you AUSSIE'S , add you name ta the list

Dale Russell
Wesburn
Victoria

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hobby only not interested in going full time I want to keep it fun & not become a job.
I'm from Minden Queensland.
I did a beginers course at Toowoomba Cob & co Loved it going back for more

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Hobbyist smith, although I did earn my keep for a while at a wrought iron works.
I too did the Cobb & Co course in Toowoomba (1993?), and since then use the skills mostly to make tools for myself. I use the the tools for metal and woodwork.
I teach workshop skills to sculpture students and although we have a forge I haven't fired that one for years.
I live on acreage near Cabarlah, on the range north of Toowoomba.

Cheers,
Makoz

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G'day blokes,
I am a wood butcher but I earn my crust as a steel fabricator, mostly building or repairing agricultural machinery and farm structures in Central West New South Wales.
I have been known to bash the odd chunk of hot metal sometimes into something artistic (10%) or useful (10%) but usually into scrap (80%).
I've been a member of the forum for a while but mostly as a lurker, using the principle that it is better to be silent and thought of as a fool than to open my mouth and prove it.
Good to see some dinkum Aussies on board!

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I am a hobbyist and also dabble in a bit of woodturning. I live at Kingsthorpe west of Toowoomba.

Not that far from Makoz, hey mate. Fancy seeing you on here.

Regards,
Ray

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G,day all I live in tassie , have been smithing for a few years now my passion is blades but will avago at anything that needs heat and a hammer.
cheers , phil

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G'day fellas I'm Carl.
From Ipswich Queensland. Though have moved around abit. Born in Sydney, Canberra for 6yrs, Forbes NSW for 6yrs. Bris for three, Townsville fifteen, Now here for eight. ( that adds up I guess)
Dads Dad Had a light engineering shop. so I spent a lot of time watching but he wasn't the most approachable of blokes so I missed a lot of opportunity there.
I have been working towards playing with hot iron/steel for quiet a while ( But then I never rush anything)
Did the basic course through the Ipswich TAFE last FEB. with Mark Kent. Been a long time since I learnt so much in such a short time.
So bodged up a forge last weekend got some leaf spring malleable ( Proof of concept)
and now chasing information so I don't have to learn everything the hard way.
G'day Matt small world hey?
Carl

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G'day there,
My name is Wayne & I'm from Wauchope on the mid nth coast of nsw.
I've been a full-time blacksmith/knifemaker for 5-6yrs. Started as a hobby with the ABANSW & then became the blacksmith at "Timbertown" for about 4yrs. Out in my own shop now called "Ironlord Forge". Good to see a few aussies here! :D

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Well that's 11 , gotta be a " few " more lurkin' in the " shadows "

& thanks ta those of youse who've already added youse names ta the " OZ Roll Call "


Dale Russell

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Carl phoned me today about this site, I had already registered about, well, 3 days ago.

I am more a knifemaker. I have made a few knives using stock removal and a couple by forging. I have just remade my gas forge (finally) and fired it up yesterday afternoon. Had some time with Karim at Thawra Forge in Canberra 18 months ago.

Wayne I think I have met you at a couple of Brisbane Militaria Shows.

Stewart

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Hello Stewart. :)


Hello Mark, I am obviously here learning about the "dark side" of knifemaking.

So 3 guys within one hour drive from Brisbane, but you are 1 hour south, carl is 1/2 hour west and I am one hour north, :confused:

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G'day lads.
My names Seb & i hail from Newcastle in the hunter valley.
I am a boilermaker by trade and met a grizzled old blacksmith at work one day and he took me under his wing and got me into blacksmithing, he has since past and so here i am, lookin for answers like everyone else. :)

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Another from the western district of Victoria , just starting out , just purchased our first anvil , heading up to do the Knife making course in the Tharwa Valley soon and likely to do another course in Melbourne next year....

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hi im rodger
im from south australia
im currently a butcher but looking to end up as a farrier so i ran in to bashing hot metal through that
i mostly make horseshoes and tools but enjoy attempting to make stuff that ppl like to look at (seems most ppl dont enjoy looking at shoes or mutilated rasps(!?!)
ive been a member for a while but i lurk alot .... been offline for a while but set to start educating myself some more now :)
nice to see lots of aussies ere

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G'Day Rodger,
welcome to the site ,,

A LOT of us AUSSIE'S gettin' in here of late ... Bring on the BEER i say

Dale Russell

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G'Day my name is Ian,
This is my very first post to any website, so I hope I do everything right. I live in Bowral NSW and work as a Horticulturist. I took up blacksmithing as a hobby a couple of years ago and love it.

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G'Day Ian , welcome to the site . Bring on the AUSSIE'S ... :)

Ok , that's 16 now ,, we's might need a BIGGER shop soon


Dale Russell

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Thanks Dale, I left a post on the events forum, shame I missed the weekend, if only I'd registered early last week. You're right , nothin beats a cold beer after your hot from hitting things all day.:cool:

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Ian , maybe next yr ?

What's this " after " a day in shop ??????????

Need ta ave's quiet talk ta youse bloke ......... :)


Dale Russell

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