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TomH

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TomH last won the day on September 10

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About TomH

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  • Birthday 03/11/1916

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    peoria az
  • Interests
    Old cars
    Metal working
    Making stuff
    Breaking stuff
    Trying to figure out how to fix
    the stuff I broke....Trying to figure out how I broke the stuff im trying to figure out how to fix!
    ML5000
    151 Drywasher
    Home built trommel
    Digging in the dirt for rocks, nails,bullets and rusty metal

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  1. This FB page has over 1000 of them. Pretty interesting! Tom H. https://www.facebook.com/westernmininghistory/photos/?ref=page_internal
  2. Yo Frank! Hope you have a great one. Another one down....40 more to go! Tom H.
  3. Dang! Heal up bud. Prayers for you. Hang in there. Tom H.
  4. Dern...what a let down. Next time! Tom H.
  5. Man, you deserve that just for going out in this heat! Nice score. Tom H.
  6. SWEET! I still dont understand why people wear jewelry to the beach? Well its good for the metal detectorists anyway. Congrats. Tom H.
  7. Andy. That is fantastic that it helped your dad so much YES!!!!!!!! Tom H.
  8. Dino-bird is done! I let the copper pantina a bit and plated the beak and pointed tips with nickel. Sprayed it with clear and Whala! Tom H.
  9. Doc: Thats great that your overwhelmed with business. Hope you sell LOTS more! Tom H.
  10. Bob: The bath make up is 26 oz of copper sulfate 11 oz of sulfuric acid (that is by weight, not fluid oz) Also, if you use battery acid it will have to be 33 oz as it is only 1/3 strength. 1 gallon of distilled water. I get my baths tested twice a year, or if I start to have problems. The range for the copper sulfate is 22-26 oz per gallon and the acid is 9-11 oz per gallon. If it gets out of range the plating will suffer by being hard and rough. In the winter I heat my baths to 80F. Its rather warm here right now and they stay at about 90F without heat. When it
  11. Well after seeing Bobs last post about his scorpion/wood that was copper plated.......it got me thinking. This is probably more of a post to pass on to your plating friend to help her out. So.............. I took one of my seed pods that looks like a reptile, and decided to plate it. First thing I did was spray it with black lacquer a couple of times to seal it up. After that I put on robbers. What robbers do is keep the points from building up. I use thin safety wire just because that is what im used to. Any wire will work. After that I painted it with conductive paint. I used the rea
  12. Ok, that is super cool! You got me working on something now....Will post some pics. Got a few ideas to help her out so the pointed ends are not so blobby. Tom H.
  13. That first pic is really cool. Did you smelt it yet? Tom H.
  14. Haha....Dang guys! Hey, they cant hit everything Tom H.
  15. You might try contacting .. Steve. (cant remember the last name...think it was Whant?) He goes by El dorado Steve if I remember. He has not been on in a long time, but, he refines and makes jewerly. If you can contact him he may be able to tell you how to refine it. Hopefully someone else can chime in and get you his contact info. Tom H.
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