October 2013 Contest

Discussion in 'Farrier Photo Contests' started by ray steele, Sep 30, 2013.

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    ray steele Administrator

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    Michael Allen has suggested and is willing to judge the October 2013 contest.
    He will post instructions etc. later so stay tuned,don t touch that dial.........thanks Michael
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Modifications needed:
    Straight Bar shoe
    shoe fit with pad
    two forms of traction added
    toe clip
    quarter clip
    extended heels
    shoe to raise the angle
    trailer
    rolled toe
    rocker toe
    square toe hind
    hand made nail hole
    If i am missing one let me know. Trying to do this from memory

    you can have more then one modification per shoe.

    The Afa has some examples on there site under certification.

    Hand made,keg shoe, or mix of both.


    All fronts and hinds need to fit the same pattern.
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    All shoes will be judged to Afa standards, any questions about the modifications can be answered by the AFA cert. book. Or ask here and I will try my best to answer, or any other tester can answer as well. All judging will be by the AFA book.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Here is the 2008 Certification Study Guide in PDF format.

    Attached Files:

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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Thanks Tom. I could not find that online.
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Im in. be a tall order to get them all done this month. But I will try.
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    I bet you make most of these modifications on a daily basis. It won't be that hard for you at all.Enter any apprentices as well.
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    Western Hill Forge Active Member

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    What views do you want to see in the pictures?

    Regards
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    They used to have this posted on their web site for public download, but now they charge non-members for a copy.
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    ray steele Administrator

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    sorry if this is off topic, but are we fringing on any ones intellectual properties?

    Ray
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Ray Im not smart enough to be infringed on.:(
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Lets start with all the hinds together in one photo and fronts together in another. hoof and ground surface please. So we will start with just 4 photos. If i need a closer view of a shoe I will ask for it. Please include your template in the photos.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Ray, I downloaded that document from the public section of the AFA web site in 2008. Back then it was available for anyone for free.

    If the AFA sues me for distributing something they provided free to the public for several years the publicity that stupidity might just put the final nail in their coffin with me swinging the hammer.
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    The 2008 explanation of the modifications is correct. But other rules have changed, such as the rule on templates being required. So I would doubt the AFA should care about a non current document being posted. We can take it down if it would make you more comfortable.
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    Then it serves the purpose of this contest.

    Ray can delete it if he's uncomfortable.

    It has been and will remain on my web site for anyone who want's to see it.
    http://blackburnforge.com/images/AFA%20Certification%20Guide%2008-%20All%20Rights%20Reserved%20web.pdf

    Copyright is federal law and the federal government is shut down.

    Now can we get on with life or is this contest going to turn into a pissing contest? :ROFLMAO:
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    Michael Allen Champion spokesman for UK toolmaker!

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    Alright Tom. Full speed ahead. Will your shoe board be the first one?
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    No. My AFA CF shoe board was so good the AFA sent me two belt buckles . . .

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    Rick Burten Professional farrier

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    More government waist(sic). LOL!
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    Tom Bloomer Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of adding some string and making a pair of brass bolas . . .
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    david a hall Moderator

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    First evening in the forge for a while. Here is my bar shoe, rockered toe, side clipped heel extention hind shoe. I will make the front next week :) will I pass?

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