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  1. 6 points
    All natural, preservative free, free range goodness... Found by a friend yesterday.
  2. 4 points
    So today, I found myself with some free time and since my son was home from school, I decided it would be a good time to pay some friends a visit. I used to work in a great little machine shop in Tempe called Val-Tech Manufacturing. It's a short run production, prototype, fix and repair kind of shop. I learned all kinds of good skills from the old timers that used to work there. I hadn't been back to say hello in over a year and it had been over 5 years since I touched an engine lathe or Hardinge chucker. I had a project in mind that's been floating around on the forums for a good year or so. I can't imagine paying someone else over $150 for some simple parts I could easily make myself. Plus, I already had the Li-ion cells and the charger. I made the parts from some scrap UHMW and a small piece of brass rod. So anyways, an hour later, here's the results. Just like riding a bike.... Oh yeah, my SDC is about a 1/3lb lighter now and should get more run time, but I'll have to test that out later. Luke
  3. 4 points
    This thread has languished long enough. It was nice to take a short break from the project though! Received word the other day that my propeller is almost finished! So back to the grindstone. I'm hoping to have the engine up and running within the next month. Temperatures are also coming up, so work on the wings can begin as soon as overnights don't drop below 65° and impair glue curing. I'm happy to be working on it again, but the break was nice to refocus and concentrate on other things for awhile. Keep an eye open for new pics soon
  4. 3 points
    I'll settle for just finding a little more gold from time to time.
  5. 3 points
    It was outstanding, I ate, and took a two hour nap, that's what old folks do best! Ha! Ha! Grubstake
  6. 2 points
    Very nice! Has some cool character to it also. I will smack him on the back when I see him again Tom H.
  7. 2 points
    Making coils, battery packs ect, ect....pretty soon you will be making gold Nice inventive skills. Tom H.
  8. 2 points
    Good job it will get 2X more run time than the stock setup plus unlike the stock setup or alks it wont slowly lose its voltage-it holds its voltage till the end-Ive been running this setup for sometime now with no problems at all Mike C...
  9. 2 points
    Yo Tom...Yes, that's what we did...we had 3-ball mini-mill that we would grind material with mercury and then retort it...Nasty job but it worked very well...As far as drama, stuff going on there on the mine was plenty dramatic...Glenn had a partner who was young blonde and hot and who refused to keep her clothes on...I have some very interesting pictures of his Sterling operation! .... Cheers, Unc
  10. 2 points
    Okay, fellow Monster users, I'm very happy to be able to report that Chet is a Wiring Wizard (at least in my book) and that the adapter he makes has solved the problems I had between my Sun Ray Gold Pro headphones and my Gold Monster with the other adapters I'd tried. Not only am I able to hear through them now, but the external speaker on the monster stays quiet and I'm able to use the independent volume controls on my headset. Thank you, Chet!! Lisa
  11. 1 point
    The brass contact is .425" dia. Which just happened to be a convenient number since I cut them from 7/16 hex rem pieces. My SDC has never (not yet) had the issue with the intermittent contact. Also, the batteries don't wiggle. The Li-ion fits snug in the adaptor and the overall reduction in weight seems to reduce the tendency further. I might be tempted to make another set.
  12. 1 point
    Looks like the trip was worth while ... Nice nugget.
  13. 1 point
    Very cool, but believe it or not I like the stock headset
  14. 1 point
    Thats a good idea Luke One suggestion I'd like to offer is to increase the diameter of the brass contacts. The SDC suffers from a poor battery spring design...at least the early ones did. The small tip of the spring will pop off the battery nipple occasionally causing the machine to go through the initial startup process again and again. Alkaline batteries resist this effect because the entire top surface is the contact. The battery can wiggle around all day long and never lose contact. I know somebody that would be interested if you ever make another set. He hates those rechargeable C batteries.
  15. 1 point
    Sometimes "horsing" around isn't what it means.
  16. 1 point
    Yo All... This is a near 40 minute long video my old partner, Glenn, did ... It's long, but watch it and you'll know about the real deal of gold mining... He started the Sterling Creek Mine right after our Double Eagle Mine got thrashed ... He's done well...Watch and learn :
  17. 1 point
    Very Nice !! Congrats to your friend !!
  18. 1 point
    Harmonica played at Carnegie Hall!!
  19. 1 point
    I find ways in with google earth and then put the coords of different turns and stuff in my gps (Garmin 276c in the vehicle) which is loaded with topo maps of cal/ariz/nev. In the field I carry a handheld garmin, also with topo.
  20. 1 point
    seems like dealers should get first dibs so they know how to help the customers.... fred
  21. 1 point
    Hot date in Oklahoma A young Oklahoma man goes to a drug store and says to the pharmacist: 'I got a hot date tonight, an' I nede me some pertection. How much is a pack a' them condoms gonna cost me?' The pharmacist responds: 'A three-pack of condoms is $4.99 with tax.' 'TACKS!' the shocked redneck says. 'Gawd a' mighty, don't they stay on by themselves?'
  22. 1 point
    Just purchased a few of these for controlling water pump and motor on trommel. Inexpensive and installed in a plastic box they work great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071H2YQG5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 forward / reverse, twist knob on / off.
  23. 1 point
    Old Tom I think your talking about Liberty bell shrooms. but they grow around cow poop not on wood. I see them all the time in spring and fall while hunting.and yes the they are toxic, in large quantities but then again so is salt. AzNuggetBob
  24. 1 point
    To me that statement "gold is where you find it" was just an explanation of the gold we find out of the norm. Gold not on bedrock, sunbakers, gold on top of the hills, not in the washes or gullies. That lone nugget with nothing else nearby. I have only been detecting for a few years, but i have found several nuggets in areas that i thought had no promising look to them. Maybe I just don't know enough about geology lol. But yes Doc, what you said was articulated perfectly. PERFECTLY! I have met many "prospectors" that just randomly go to the desert or a creek and mine without ever doing research on the area. Chris
  25. 1 point
    Came across this today. Now I have a use for that old down shaft lawn mower engine. LOL This could keep the lights on. Run the Equipment. Recharge that truck battery when you sorta left stuff on too long and it won't start! LOL Yep, Going to be making me one!