View Full Version : Forge a leaf for the Aussie Bushfire Memorial
28-02-09, 02:34 PM
Blacksmiths from around the world are forging leaves (from stainless steel or copper) for a memorial for those who fell in the recent fires:
I'll be making a few leaves at the weekend.
28-02-09, 03:05 PM
But according to your link it is not for the victims: It is to honour all the volunteers Fire Fighters.
And it is a great symbol for a very worthy cause
28-02-09, 03:48 PM
Thats a great idea, Im in.
Bump for this.
I've not forged stainless, copper let alone made a leaf but I'm intending to try.
A very worthwhile project.Im in.
17-08-10, 06:50 PM
My leaves are shown in the UK leaf gallery along with many others:
I though my effort might have been subtly tucked to one side as it's not the best :lol:
If I had known I had this long to get it to them, I may have spent a bit longer on it!
I thought this worth a bump as things are really progressing on the tree front.
They have recently forged the main trunk and are in the process of forging the brances. There are some impressive looking presses & hammers that were being used!!
I'll post some video clips across.
Forging a 75mm branch on the Bradley hammer
Bruce on the Massey
The finished trunk!
Overall Forge team and members of the Australian Blacksmiths Association (Victoria) in front of the Davy Press that forged the trunk of the Tree.
That thing is huge!!
20-08-12, 08:58 PM
I'd never heard of this before, what a brilliant project and tribute.
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