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    Projects Club - Members Wanted

    Earlier this year I took an Automotive Spray Painting course at the South Metropolitan TAFE in Carlisle. It was a hands-on course one night a week between 6pm and 9pm for six weeks with about a dozen other peeps from all walks of life. I got an attendance certificate and everything. Anyhow it's one of a few automotive courses they offer with a similar format - I've signed up for Panel Beating, Welding and Restoration courses starting late May.

    It's this Automotive Restoration course that got me interested in an idea which might appeal to some of you.

    The lecturer was describing how it had previously become like a club: a group of folks bring down beers and whatever project stuff they were working on that needed painting. And beer. Six weeks at a time the group would knock out their projects together using materials, tools and facilities provided by TAFE as well as the help and advice of the lecturers. TAFE don't supply the beer. I don't know why I'm pushing the beer thing as I don't even drink but I've seen the results produced and they're excellent - you can easily use more in materials than you spend on the $500 course plus you learn mad skillz.

    Those guys have moved on and the course is struggling for numbers. So howzabout some of us PSBers getting together to work on our own stuff?

    Anyway that's my idea. I think it'd be pretty ace to have a bunch of guys & girls building stuff together out of their own interest. If you reckon this might be your thing then contact South Metropolitan TAFE on 1800 001 001 to sign up. Post here or PM me so we know who to look out for. Maybe later on we'll combine our skills and set up our own Hoonigan garage, who knows.






    Oh I still love potato and would recommend him to anyone needing to paint and repair their own pride and joy. And my bikes are still going to him. But some things you just want to learn and do yourself - I've got a Volkswagen and Fiat that fit that bill.
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    Hey loud, which campus is this held at? Wouldn’t mind a bit of a cruise down 1 night a week

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    I have an old car that is crying out for a Resto, might just be the thing that I need to get the ball rolling.
    Will give them a call on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Water pig View Post
    Hey loud, which campus is this held at? Wouldn’t mind a bit of a cruise down 1 night a week
    Hey mate, the Carlisle campus is just off Albany Highway in East Victoria Park. Bit of a way for you but I reckon you'd enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBoof View Post
    I have an old car that is crying out for a Resto, might just be the thing that I need to get the ball rolling.
    Will give them a call on Monday.
    That's pretty much my way of thinking. If I'm there once a week then the project gets moving and encourages me to put more time in to it. Three so far
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    That’s what I need.
    Could yo post a link on how to sign up.
    I am keen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyman View Post
    That’s what I need.
    Could yo post a link on how to sign up.
    I am keen.



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    Here you go bud.

    http://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/...ve-restoration

    Best way is to call the 1800 number in the first post.
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    Was at the campus last week on other matters and saw some lovely old cars in the workshop getting ready to be fitted up.
    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    Was at the campus last week on other matters and saw some lovely old cars in the workshop getting ready to be fitted up.
    Wanna come down and do one of your own?


    Anyone without a project is welcome to come down to learn, experience the camaraderie and pitch in to help whoever they'd like to.
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    love this, I'm just starting a car and would love to brush up on skills, I'm only around on weekends though All the cool shit happens during the week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud View Post
    Wanna come down and do one of your own?


    Anyone without a project is welcome to come down to learn, experience the camaraderie and pitch in to help whoever they'd like to.
    Cars? Two many wheels.

    Stopped working on them 25 years ago. I'll look at the nice ones and appreciate them but have little interest other than for getting from A to B.

    Haven't actually owned one for 25 years.
    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    Doesn't have to be a car chew Bikes, bicycles, decorative panelling, whatever you're interested in doing up
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    I am interested in this but I can't commit to more than a few weeks, I will be heading os for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonky View Post
    I am interested in this but I can't commit to more than a few weeks, I will be heading os for a while
    Up to you bud. I reckon I'll sign up to the course each time it runs this year as I see plenty of value in it, so don't stress if you miss out on this one. Are you coming back to Perth?
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    Yep , after August

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    very interesting. my old holden needs a bit of work. I think i did one of these about 30 years ago when i had very rusty old monaro
    will consider.
    thanks for the info/invite.
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    Time's a ticking - anyone else keen and signed up?

    I got a message from TAFE this week saying they're looking for numbers for the panel beating and welding courses if people are interested in those too.
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    I'll be onto it as soon as the doctors clear me for riding/driving

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    TAFE have deferred the Automotive Restoration and Automotive Welding courses for this semester.

    The good news is that they've decided to push ahead with the Panel Beating course, commencing Wednesday the 16th at 6pm.

    So if you feel like learning to bash dents out of cars then come on down with me. I know my Caddy needs some help, maybe they'll use it as a practical demonstration.
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    I was planning on doing the spray painting or welding course - unfortunately I'm away the first week so didn't end out enrolling. Definitely keen to do it! I like the idea of a restoration club - I've got no shed or project but really keen to learn the skills ...

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