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-====== Blacksmithing Cause ====== +====== Blacksmithing ​and Casting ​Cause ====== 
-Leader: ​Alex Wixted +Cause Leader: ​Alan Webb
-Members: +
-  * Matthew Costa @mattcosta18 +
-  * Brendan Halliday @nogthree +
-  * Will Stobo @nezara +
-  * Chang­yi Yao @subzerofusion +
-  * Colin houltham @firedrake +
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-The main purpose of the blacksmithing area is to provide a self maintained and intuitive area to practise the art of blacksmithing,​ metal forging and sand casting.+The main purpose of the blacksmithing area is to provide a self maintained and intuitive area to practise the arts of blacksmithing,​ metal forging and sand casting.
-To reach this goal we have to complete ​the following items:+When finished using the cause area, members must:
-  ​- Protect the area/​equipment from the weather. +  - Ensure that all tools/equipment is put away in their designated areas after use. 
-  - Establish a viewing zone for observers +  - The casting furnace ​is covered to protect it from rain.
-  - Clean and organise the area +
-  - New hanging tool rack +
-  - Set up a gas forge for aluminium smelting along with a larger crucible (preferably 2L+) +
-  - Build fume extraction hood +
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-To maintain a clean, safe and organised smithy, there will be some small tasks that members will have to complete: +
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-After each use, the user much: +
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-  ​- Ensure that all tools are put away in their designated areas after use. +
-  - The anvil is covered to protect it from rain. +
-  - Embers are either put out, or scuttled+
   - Clean up any mess caused by work   - Clean up any mess caused by work
 +  - Gas cylinders are removed and locked in cage
 +  - donations for fuel/​consumables use left in donations tin/ through spacebucks
 Weekly tasks will include: Weekly tasks will include:
-  - Tool stock take +  - Sweeping the floor 
-  - Extensive clean +  - emptying bins (steel recycling/​aluminium recycling/​rubbish)
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-Monthly takes: +
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-  - Space maintenance. +
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-As for requests for the space the forum will be checked on a daily basis and all purchases with an overall price of $50 will be decided in a vote.+
-Meetings will have to be announced and will happen on Tuesdays when announced.+Monthly tasks: 
 +  - stocktake of fuel 
 +  - stocktake of tools 
 +  - identification of improvement areas
-Appointment classes: Inductions on the blacksmithing and forging equipment. 
-Monthly classes: How to draw and round a steel rod How to make a rail-road spike into a fire stokeHow to cast sand moulds+Meetings will  be announced with 7 days notice, ​and will happen on Tuesdays.
-Inductions can be held by any inducted ​member ​of the smithybut other classes for now will be hosted by Geoffrey Lean.+Inductions can be held by any member ​who has been inducted on the relevant equipmentin line with the cause operating policy.
-Future prospectives:​ Shed: Install a gutter Casting: Casting box + trays Ramming tools Cutters and Risers High temperature forges such as: Induction furnace Oil forge Smithing Power hammer Horizontal gas forge Misc Increase tooling (tongs for smelting) 
-Ideally we would also like to move into building an oil forge or induction furnace. This would allow us to melt/​recycle higher temperature metals such as bronze and steel.