|524 forum posts|
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 1||05/07/2018 15:19:37|
541 forum posts
|Andrew Johnston||05/07/2018 15:36:20|
4855 forum posts
Forging for me too - preferably banknotes
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.
|not done it yet||05/07/2018 15:57:01|
|3358 forum posts|
I’ve already got more hobbies than I can handle. Perhaps clock repair for winter or CNC conversion for one of my mills.
|1314 forum posts|
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 3||05/07/2018 17:15:02|
390 forum posts
The ability to lie convincingly when the boss asks is that work you are doing?
|Mick B1||05/07/2018 17:37:30|
|1187 forum posts|
Hard and soft soldering.
|Howard Lewis||05/07/2018 17:40:52|
|2337 forum posts|
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
|103 forum posts|
The skill to travel backwards in time, partly to see the masters of old and also to give me time to actually finish something.
|452 forum posts|
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 1||05/07/2018 18:49:55|
|502 forum posts|
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.
3463 forum posts
CAD a loco or a car in 60 minutes
|2255 forum posts|
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 351||05/07/2018 19:42:40|
1326 forum posts
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 Lawes||05/07/2018 19:47:54|
324 forum posts
Glassblowing, and potting on a wheel I reckon.
|Neil Wyatt||05/07/2018 19:48:27|
16568 forum posts
Improve my welding (the bits on the left not the nice bit on the right)...
|Stuart Bridger||05/07/2018 19:53:53|
|346 forum posts|
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.
938 forum posts
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.
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