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Forge in at bushfire Forge May 2018....

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I have Dates for the bi annual forge in at Bushfire Forge.
18th to 20th May 2018...

BushFire Forge on the Kent /London Border UK

 

3 Days of demonstrations, lectures and forging etc.

 

Demonstrations and Lectures by: (more information soon)

 

Jeff Helmes – Canada

Paul Macdonald – Scotland

James Elmslie – Scotland

Blenheim Forge– England

Mick Maxen – England

Grace Horne – England

Owen Bush – England

 

More info Here.
http://owenbush.co.uk/forge-in-may-6th-7th-8th-2016/

a year away but I am already looking forward to it!

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Looks England heavy.......I may have to come and heckle.

 

Ric

 

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Ric, come along....lots to Heckle!

Charles , email the email adress in the link....Happy to take bookings now.

 

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I will try my very best to be there again.

I had a lot of fun last year, and learned more than I thought was possible in three days.

 

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It will be great to have you all here.

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Bumping this one up. I have my ticket and hope to see some of our worldwide brethren here. Bring your beard, I’m sure Owen and the others will supply the fire.

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a New Years thought for the forge in.

Next year May 18th- 20th is my biannual forge in, 50 to 70 people from the craft , from many countries gathering to share knowledge and talk shop and drink beer on the weekend of the 18th 19th 20 May.The forge in has a cost of £150 which I use to cover some of the expenses of the gathering (Its a non profit event, I aim to break even but normally make a loss) 
Anyhow I am aware that for some people especially those struggling to make a living from the craft the cost of the event and getting to it, can make it too expensive to attend.
I have gotten a great deal from gatherings like this, from a technical POV as well as the camaraderie of my fellow craftspeople. I have found it invaluable knowing that I am not alone in my work and I have made some great friends.
So I guess this is a small way for me to try and give something back.
I would like to offer up 4 spaces at the forge in for free, and I am willing to cover travel expenses and a sum for food and drink at the event, so attending should cost these 4 people nothing .
I am really aiming this at people who have started in the craft, so students or Makers rather than absolute beginners.
So if you would like to come to a Major Bladesmithing gathering. but can't afford it or know someone who fits the bill, email me some details about yourself/them and your/their work at owen@owenbush.co.uk
This will only be open to people living in the UK (unless there are no takers in which case I may expand it)
I am not interested in knowing anyones financial situation (asking is enough) and will keep any correspondences and names private.

Wishing a happy new year to you all, may your fires burn bright in 2018. Hope to see a few of you in May.

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Someone better be taking a whole lot of photos to share from this.   For 2 years since the last bushfire forgein i've been trying to plan to get to this one, and everything was all set... but the big nor-easter storm we had this weekend exposed a leaky roof on my house and now I'm going to have to bail on a trip to london and use the money for re-shingling the house =(  

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21 hours ago, Justin Mercier said:

Someone better be taking a whole lot of photos to share from this.   For 2 years since the last bushfire forgein i've been trying to plan to get to this one, and everything was all set... but the big nor-easter storm we had this weekend exposed a leaky roof on my house and now I'm going to have to bail on a trip to london and use the money for re-shingling the house =(  

Thats a shame Justin......but a dry house is more important!

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