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-====== Blacksmithing Cause ====== +====== Blacksmithing ​and Casting ​Cause ====== 
-Leader: Alan Webb+Cause Leader: Alan Webb
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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 maintain a cleansafe and organised smithy, there will be some small tasks that members ​will have to complete:+When finished using the cause area, members ​must:
  
-After each use, the user much: +  ​- Ensure that all tools/equipment is put away in their designated areas after use.
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-  ​- Ensure that all tools are put away in their designated areas after use.+
   - The casting furnace is covered to protect it from rain.   - The casting furnace 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   - 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 smithyForge welding+Inductions can be held by any member ​who has been inducted on the relevant equipment, in line with the cause operating policy.
  
-Future prospects: ​ 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.