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    Title? old fart

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    You just have to be smarter than the equipment that you are working with

    I heard this a lot from my grandfather when I was a kid. He was usually referring to using something simple like a shovel, a broom or even a hammer. The first time, he was speaking about an engineer cousin(very successful) who could these great things and yet couldn't figure out how to get stuck mud off a shovel. Then it was while watching a young person in a store trying to sweep up a big mess. this person was making everything even worse as they tried to sweep it up in just one or two sweeps. Then, the kid with the straight clawed roofing hammer... he was hammering and raised the hammer back for a hard swing and stuck the claws into the top of the back of his head. Oh, that one would be me, when I was about six after being told to quit beating on an old pot. yep, hurt and bled pretty good and I hid it from him after I got the bleeding to stop and washed up. My wife has heard this a multitude of times over the years, always about something very simple to do or use and mostly about someone else. Naw, I'm not that stupid and she has whopped me hard for just thinking about it. I did hear my grandfather say that to my brother one time after he cut his leg while whittling on a piece of wood. Now, while I never cut my leg with a knife, I do have a few scars on my left hand and fingers. Now, I manage to do stupid things pretty regularly, kind of embarrassing if you know what I mean.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    And you have to be especially careful with metal detectors, as sometimes they "lie" to us. Today I dug a silver dime that sounded terrible, very scratchy and showed a mid tone on the VDI. It acted like aluminum, and a small piece at that, but was about 5" deep and on edge. And old silver. Detectors do lie. And they won't help you get the mud off your shovel.

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    Rook

    Nov 2013
    Mississippi
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    Yea,and mine even falsed on a wooden nickel last Saturday. I'm tired of it.
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    Eddie

    Apr 2013
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    Yep, I think I'm the king of stupid, if not the king at least the prince. My wife calls me Tim the Toolman...
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    OzarksDetector.com

    Sep 2013
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    Yeah, I'm not going to publicly admit to ripping a hole in my pants and almost drilling into my own leg while trying to make my own plastic hand scoop.

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    Jan 2017
    Western ny
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    I managed to hit myself in the face with a hammer once...... took out half of a couple teeth.

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    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox
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    Metal Detecting
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    A wise man (Forest Gump) once said, "It happens."
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    And I won't admit (again), after a rest on the beach to start swinging with the detector off.

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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
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    One word: Lenscap. 😖
    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

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    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox
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    Metal Detecting
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    don't you love it when people open up and admit something that they might feel is a little stupid or embarrassing. I do recall a time of detecting for about ten minutes and thinking that this area was free of trash...or any signals. had to go back and do it all again.
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola
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    I will never admit to falling in the hole in the beach sand I was in the process of digging. Never. And yes, I always fill my holes in, even the ones at the beach.
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    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox
    6,791
    7615 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    I dug this hard hitting signal only to lose it, I searched everywhere with my pinpointer and then stood up and searched with my detector. it was gone and I was stupidfied as I stared at the plug and the hole. it was such a good signal and so I looked out way to the side to see if it might have flipped way out. then, it hit me and I turned the Sampson over and there it was, stuck to the shovel....DUHHHHHH.
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    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Well, I’ll never admit that when I was 16, I was walking by two bus loads of Jobe’s Daughters who were trying to get my attention but I was trying to be “cool” and as I looked over at them I walked into a metal streetlight pole and it made the loudest Bong sound. The two bus load of girls almost raised those buses into the air with their laughing.
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    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Sometimes they are stuck to the pinpointer if it's muddy enough.
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