Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Blacksmithing & Forming

SFT Search:
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-26-2021, 06:24 PM
allessence's Avatar
allessence allessence is offline
Gadget Girl
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MA, 01543
Posts: 7,100
Default Fitchburg Forge In competition 2021

This past saturday I went to do the forging competition in Fitchburg MA.

I took a 1st and 2nd place but did not finish on item 3.. I mean I handed it in, but it was not done.

The comp this year was all about art.. The judge Ellen Durken is kinda famous for body art..

Art is not my go to.. Was extremely challenging and session 3 was a wearable.

I challenged myself though I was fried from item 2..

I haven't been forging much since 2/2021 like 8 times so not enough practice to get in shape. This factor really had me.. I would putter out then regroup.

At the end I made some mistakes like shearing the head of the rivet off for the hinge while I was forging it.. Nearly done.. So had to do it again and then my hands were not working well on small parts so dropped a rivet 6 times till I used my scroll tongs to hold it.

And lastly the rivet in 1 scroll set (tendril) came out 2 times during working them.

I could have finished if I had another 5 to 8minutes but even then I was looking at the item as 2 dimensional vs 3D and I never put the curve into the shoulder straps..

Overall I'm happy but would have loved to have taken champion again..

But a lack of getting out and forging and getting in shape played in..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20210926_191903.jpg
Views:	358
Size:	200.5 KB
ID:	161574   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210926_191929.jpg
Views:	361
Size:	203.9 KB
ID:	161575   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210926_191958.jpg
Views:	367
Size:	198.5 KB
ID:	161576   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210925_163930.jpg
Views:	362
Size:	191.0 KB
ID:	161577   Click image for larger version

Name:	20210926_192012.jpg
Views:	331
Size:	197.7 KB
ID:	161578  


If I defend myself I am attacked.

My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.

My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

My google+ page

DoALL 36"
Another Johnson model J Project
Lathe? Maybe..... 1958 SBL 13"
Yeti Esseti Aka running welder on 3phase.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.