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Old 02-14-2012, 07:51 AM
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I am interested in coming over to the meet, when is it?
Welcome to Metalmeet. This years the meet will run from Tuesday October 16th to Sunday October 21st. Of course you are welcome to come early and help set up.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:24 PM
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Some ideas that could be worth trying...
Weekend to weekend isn't a bad thing if the meet is organized.
Sat & Sun set up.
Newbies arrive Monday for some instruction and basic projects. I would suggest one instructor per 6 or 8 beginners. You could have multiple groups doing different things. After a pre determined amount of time everyone would rotate to the next instructor/project.
Tuesday would be more of the same, but more complex procedures would be taught.
By the time Wednesday rolls around the veteran metal shapers would start arriving. Newbies would be assigned to one of several group projects to work alongside experienced people. Each project would have a leader to keep everyone on track. Once everyone is assigned to a project, the project leader would take a little time to explain the scope of work, find out the abilities of those in the group and assign work accordingly.
Thursday-Saturday would be more of the same. As peoples knowledge and skill level increase the project leader could rotate members of their respective group so everyone has a chance to learn different procedures.

I would also suggest that seminars be given every morning before everyone splits up into groups.
Seminars in the evenings after a dinner break might be a good idea too.
Individual projects could be worked on in the evenings by those that aren't interested in the seminars.

The instructors and project leaders could be paid. Even if that means raising the price of attending the meet.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:44 PM
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A lot of good ideas here. Thanks for your input.


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Some ideas that could be worth trying...
Weekend to weekend isn't a bad thing if the meet is organized.
Sat & Sun set up.
Newbies arrive Monday for some instruction and basic projects. I would suggest one instructor per 6 or 8 beginners. You could have multiple groups doing different things. After a pre determined amount of time everyone would rotate to the next instructor/project.
Tuesday would be more of the same, but more complex procedures would be taught.
By the time Wednesday rolls around the veteran metal shapers would start arriving. Newbies would be assigned to one of several group projects to work alongside experienced people. Each project would have a leader to keep everyone on track. Once everyone is assigned to a project, the project leader would take a little time to explain the scope of work, find out the abilities of those in the group and assign work accordingly.
Thursday-Saturday would be more of the same. As peoples knowledge and skill level increase the project leader could rotate members of their respective group so everyone has a chance to learn different procedures.

I would also suggest that seminars be given every morning before everyone splits up into groups.
Seminars in the evenings after a dinner break might be a good idea too.
Individual projects could be worked on in the evenings by those that aren't interested in the seminars.

The instructors and project leaders could be paid. Even if that means raising the price of attending the meet.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:28 AM
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Some ideas that could be worth trying...
Weekend to weekend isn't a bad thing if the meet is organized.
Sat & Sun set up.
Newbies arrive Monday for some instruction and basic projects. I would suggest one instructor per 6 or 8 beginners. You could have multiple groups doing different things. After a pre determined amount of time everyone would rotate to the next instructor/project.
Tuesday would be more of the same, but more complex procedures would be taught.
By the time Wednesday rolls around the veteran metal shapers would start arriving. Newbies would be assigned to one of several group projects to work alongside experienced people. Each project would have a leader to keep everyone on track. Once everyone is assigned to a project, the project leader would take a little time to explain the scope of work, find out the abilities of those in the group and assign work accordingly.
Thursday-Saturday would be more of the same. As peoples knowledge and skill level increase the project leader could rotate members of their respective group so everyone has a chance to learn different procedures.

I would also suggest that seminars be given every morning before everyone splits up into groups.
Seminars in the evenings after a dinner break might be a good idea too.
Individual projects could be worked on in the evenings by those that aren't interested in the seminars.

The instructors and project leaders could be paid. Even if that means raising the price of attending the meet.
I like these suggestions!

I'm a newbie and willing to contribute however I can. I really want to learn how to fabricate with metal and this meet sounds like a great way to get started. I can come down ready to start the weekend prior, or on Monday. I would love to help set-up and hopefully get started on learning the basics early so the rest of the week isn't over my head. Please let me know if this is possible.

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Old 09-18-2012, 06:16 AM
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Hi Steve,

There will be a lot of things for a newcomer to do. Craig is going to have one of his metalshaping school projects and training FOR FREE. There will be groups of shapers working on Mark's Daytona coupe project and anyone who wants can join in. Working along side and with the direction of talented shapers is an excellent way to learn. Bob should have a '32 Ford grill shell buck to copy for those who want to copy it. Rusty is going to give a seminar on welding sheet metal ............ the list goes on and on. Come join us!
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:00 PM
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Wow, thanks Jim, this sounds amazing! I'm excited and can't wait to meet others with the same interest and get started.
Are the projects and training done indoors or outdoors? Little of both? I'm just asking so I'll know if I should pack extra stuff so I can come prepared in case it's going to be cold, wet, and muddy that week.
I'm planning to take pictures and/or short videos of the work and projects too.
Unfortunately, I'll have to leave Friday afternoon because I have drill (Army NG) that Saturday and Sunday (20-21). I'd love to stay for the whole thing if I could though.
I can still show up early to help get it set-up and started or whatever else you need.
When should I show up?

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Steve,

The shaping is all done indoors. It can still get cold though . I don't know about arriving early though as I don't know who will be around. I'm sure some set-up could be done.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:44 PM
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Hi Steve,

I did some checking. If you show up on Monday there will be people around the fairgrounds setting up and getting things underway. The entry form is here: http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10000. Pre-registering is the best way.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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Thanks Jim. I've got a room reserved for the week and I'll be pre-registering after this weekend.
Is there a schedule of events/classes anywhere yet, or is that posted at the meet?
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Hi Steve,

The schedule for Craig's class has been posted in another post. There will be a schedule at the fairgrounds.
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