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mick7005/07/2018 15:10:04
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had the annual list of training and courses come out at work last night.

got us to talking at brewtime about learning new skills.

if you could choose one new skill or call it what you want what would it be?

i'd love to try blacksmithing and forging.

mark costello 105/07/2018 15:19:37
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CAD.

Andrew Johnston05/07/2018 15:36:20
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Forging for me too - preferably banknotes smile

I'd like to be a much better welder than I am at the moment.

A skill I'd like to lose would be my ability to make scrap.

Andrew

not done it yet05/07/2018 15:57:01
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I’ve already got more hobbies than I can handle. Perhaps clock repair for winter or CNC conversion for one of my mills.

V8Eng05/07/2018 16:37:06
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A new skill:-

I would like an ability to find the time I need for all my outstanding jobs and hobbies which seem to be dropping further and further down the to do list!

Including moving the Myford from the old to new home before I get too old to use it.

Edited By V8Eng on 05/07/2018 16:41:30

Nick Clarke 305/07/2018 17:15:02
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The ability to lie convincingly when the boss asks is that work you are doing?

Mick B105/07/2018 17:37:30
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Hard and soft soldering.

Howard Lewis05/07/2018 17:40:52
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Regret not having taken up two opportunities to go blacksmithing. Don't know of any day courses within reasonable distance so must delete from the bucket list.

Pity, so satisfying to make steel plastic at red heat. Can't think of a use for the average twisted shank poker or toasting fork, either

Howard

Limpet05/07/2018 17:50:50
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The skill to travel backwards in time, partly to see the masters of old and also to give me time to actually finish something.

Lionel

HOWARDT05/07/2018 18:09:59
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Slow down time. Like many others have more hobbies than time to do them all, fishing, photography, model,steam, woodwork to name a few. Did blacksmithing, foundry and welding as a side to ordinary machine shop work in my first year at technical college many moons ago. All have been useful over the years when visiting customers worksites. Perhaps now would like to improve my cnc programming skills.

larry phelan 105/07/2018 18:49:55
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Would love to learn how to produce something useful,without wrecking the machine in the process.

Blacksmithing- yes Cnc ?,no,not really.,real lathework ? yes.

Ady105/07/2018 18:58:56
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CAD a loco or a car in 60 minutes

sooperCAD

Vic05/07/2018 19:41:03
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Posted by mick70 on 05/07/2018 15:10:04:

I'd love to try blacksmithing and forging.

I did a two and a half day Blacksmiths course with Peat Oberon and it was great fun. His enthusiasm for the craft is infectious!

XD 35105/07/2018 19:42:40
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The abillity to clone myself so i can send my double to work and i can stay home and play in the workshop 😄.

My problem is not learning new skills it is finding time to do so ..

Jon Lawes05/07/2018 19:47:54
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Glassblowing, and potting on a wheel I reckon.

Neil Wyatt05/07/2018 19:48:27
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Improve my welding (the bits on the left not the nice bit on the right)...

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Neil

Stuart Bridger05/07/2018 19:53:53
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Like many others too many hobbies and work is still getting in the way. Did a couple of hedgelaying courses a few year's back. That's a nice rural skill to keep going. Backed that up with a chainsaw skills course earlier this year. I had a go at welding during my apprenticeship many years ago. That would be nice to do properly. The same goes for CAD.

richardandtracy05/07/2018 20:58:27
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Building in cob, or welding, or blacksmithing, or sand casting. Those are the skills I'd like most. I'd also like to do slightly less rustic brickwork and plastering. Finally, silver/gold smithing. Then glasswork, enamelling, stone cutting. Oh heck, just 'making anything really well' would do me.

Regards

Richard

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