A big thank you to Peter, Diane, Kate, Jodie, Allan, Mitchell and Sara for sharing their beginners day work with us. Feedback comments are a mix of direct quotes and verbal comments as I remember them!
Peter and Diane – “Our first attempts at cabbing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time so far and are learning heaps. We found the marble easy to start first up but learned about different harnesses with the gympyite. On our second day we had some malachite, boulder opal and thundereggs from previous fossicking. Lots of fun and still learning lots from our mistakes”.
Mitchell – His first marble cab from the beginners day.
Speaking to Mitchell he was very enthusiastic, and gobsmacked by the results achieved. He said he thoroughly enjoyed the beginners day and the great instruction. Especially that he managed to complete his first piece using marble and start another in gympyite, showing the difference in hardness.
Kate and Jodie learning to sweat solder, on their first evening work session. Also learning about disc cutting and doming along the way.
By the sound of it lots of fun was had with this by both the new members and the instructors on the night.
Allan produced a stamped ring, and a simple pendant setting on the beginners day and then tried his hand at some sweat soldering at the next work session. Comments made were that he loved the day and was amazed at the results he came away with. He has been to a couple of work sessions and has started on chain making and still really enjoying it.
Sara – “Some pics of my work at the beginner’s workshop 🙂 It was a really nice day of learning to cab with other rock-loving newbies and seeing where everything is at the Club house”.