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          Just chuckin' myself into the Aussie roll call.

 I am James , up here in Cairns, FNQ. Hobby smithing at the moment , hoping to make something out of it in the future, once the kids leave and I move out to the sticks where the nearest neighbour is a .303 round away.

Got into blacksmithing because I needed to make a tow hook for the 4x4 and one thing lead to another .

I have a craving for of old tools and machinery , so anywhere in the bush where there is something quietly rusting away you'll find me { trying to drag it home }.

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G'day Mates, what a great Forum!

I'm from Barellan Point near Ipswich, QLD; God's country.

I have recently retired from Defence after close on 35 years and can now pursue a number of passions, Blacksmithing being the main one. I have completed the annex to the shed to act as the Smithy and am populating it with 'heavy' stuff. I will be making tools in the first instance and then hope to do some leaf work, baskets, decorative stuff etc. Not Dragons and such but Australiania if that is possible. I have completed a couple of weekend courses at the Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba and found them helpful. This is the first time I have ever posted anything on a forum and am finding it great.

Regards to all, Ned Kelly. And yes that actually is my name. And no I don't think I am related to the original. 

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Ned Kelly. And yes that actually is my name.

Ha ha, I bet you're sick of explaining that :) Parents had a sense of humour did they?

 

I wasn't aware of the courses at C&C Towoomba, bit far for me to drive (from Bundy) but could be worth it maybe.

 

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Rob

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G'day Rob, yes C&C Museum at Toowoomba run quite a lot of Blacksmith courses. Centred mainly on 'tasters' like beginners courses etc, however they run about three Project courses a year, which are more in depth and much more interesting. Terry Drennan is the lead Blacksmith and Tutor there and is a nice bloke. The courses cost a bit, but Smokos and Lunch are supplied as well as all the materials. They have a good web site so check it out. I don't think there is much now till next year as everything fills up quickly. I'm doing the Knife and Hatchet making one in November. Regards Ned

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G'day,

          Just chuckin' myself into the Aussie roll call.

 I am James , up here in Cairns, FNQ. Hobby smithing at the moment , hoping to make something out of it in the future, once the kids leave and I move out to the sticks where the nearest neighbour is a .303 round away.

Got into blacksmithing because I needed to make a tow hook for the 4x4 and one thing lead to another .

I have a craving for of old tools and machinery , so anywhere in the bush where there is something quietly rusting away you'll find me { trying to drag it home }.

 

hey james, I'm in gordonvale, i like your philosophy, and live by the same. i hope we don't tread on each others rusty toes ;)

woody.

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Hey, c'mon Rob! At Bundy you're only a stone's throw from Toowoomba!! I'm doing Terry's course in October and flying down from Cairns.
And Ned, good to hear you found the C&C courses useful. I'm sure I will find the same.

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G'day Mates, what a great Forum!

I'm from Barellan Point near Ipswich, QLD; God's country.

I have recently retired from Defence after close on 35 years and can now pursue a number of passions, Blacksmithing being the main one. I have completed the annex to the shed to act as the Smithy and am populating it with 'heavy' stuff. I will be making tools in the first instance and then hope to do some leaf work, baskets, decorative stuff etc. Not Dragons and such but Australiania if that is possible. I have completed a couple of weekend courses at the Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba and found them helpful. This is the first time I have ever posted anything on a forum and am finding it great.

Regards to all, Ned Kelly. And yes that actually is my name. And no I don't think I am related to the original. 

 

 hi Ned Im bit further west of you at Minden There is a group that meet twice a month in Brisbane also know of someone in Ipswich that has just started doing courses again. Let me know if you need any more info. Have fun with the addiction 

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Alextynan ,

            Denise is the person I was refurring to when I said I knew some 1 in Townsville , I was hoping she'd see this thread & chime in with an invite to her shop

 

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Hey Daniel,

How's things in the west? I reckon it would be good to post up a map of Australia with a few names on it, showing where the regular posters are. I don't have the IT skills but I reckon it would be possible. Haven't seen any postings from anyone in Tassie. Or the Territory for that matter.

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G'day Stump. Humpty Doo ay? Nice part of the country up there. I hear you're getting big rain. Wet season started here too. Hope you show us some of your stuff on the knife forum. Cheers, mate.

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On 2/15/2017 at 1:25 AM, Gorō said:

Hey guys anybody with a power hammer or hydraulic press?

G'day Peter. Next rally at Menangle is 20/21th May, 2017. ABA will be there, make contact with the hammer owners. Details at; www.csmm.com.au

regs, Andrew.

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