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Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby cam_hardiman » Sun May 14, 2017 1:15 pm

Hi,

I'm a 50 year old from Melbourne, Australia. I have always had a interest in Japanese metal work, in particular the Tsuba. I think there is something magical about them, from the metals the craftsman selects, to the tools he uses, the designs he chooses and the final finish. Truely magical.

I now find myself wanting to do a little more than just admire them from afar.

I would like to learn the craft. I think I am in for quite a journey, and I am looking forward to every step.

Cam.
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Steve » Sun May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Welcome Cam! Look forward to seeing you progress and success.
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mac » Sun May 14, 2017 10:04 pm

Hello there , Mr. Cam.
I'm on the other side of the ditch.
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby cam_hardiman » Mon May 15, 2017 7:36 am

Mac wrote:...other side of the ditch.


Mac, as some would say, 'our eastern most State'.
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Mac » Mon May 15, 2017 10:26 am

Wash your mouth out with soap ! ;-)
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Chris A » Tue May 16, 2017 12:48 pm

You tell him Mac! - Cameron, welcome :) Wondering where Yorkshire fits into your geography? - and don't say you've never heard of it.
'If I see further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants' - Newton
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby cam_hardiman » Tue May 16, 2017 2:44 pm

Mac, it's been a while since someone threatened me with washing my mouth out with soap!

Chris, heard of Yorkshire, never been there. Maybe one day.

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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Chris A » Tue May 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Cameron, most people say 'yeah Yorkshire Tea' when you mention Yorkshire, - we all have our own plantations of course.

Seriously, you'll find enough good information here to keep you going for quite a while. :cheers:
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby cam_hardiman » Wed May 17, 2017 10:59 am

I don't think I'll run out of reading material here Chris. I have been spending a few hours a night going through a couple of the tutorial threads alone. It's only the tip of this iceberg. When I'm ready, I'll dive in and give the Basic Tsuba Tutorial 1 a crack.
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Re: Hello form Melbourne, Australia

Postby Chris S » Fri May 19, 2017 5:07 pm

Welcome to the forums!

Enjoy the journey and the discovery.

-Christopher
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