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  1. #16
    ca
    Dec 2018
    Alberta
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    I second the coloured golf tees. Use Green for good, orange for sounds good but not solid signal, and pink for probably not worth it but depends on how much I want to dig. Although it would depend on your terrain as I have picked up the little flags on wire for deeper grass.
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  2. #17
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    The only time I have ever marked a target was when I was retrieving something and I was swinging the detector there or back and shovel wasn't with me.
    After 5 decades of swinging the coil, if a digable target I don't/can't wait to dig it up to see.
    Just old school, I use the stubble, wind rows, drag the shovel, acorns, pine cones, foot prints sticks if needed.
    In a grassy park, never used anything ever either.
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  3. #18
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    May 2013
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    i use (when i use them)bambbo skewers that i painted neon pink and orage so they stand out
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccombs View Post
    Snow stakes .....fiberglass, orange, 4 foot long, you can cut them into lengths you desire. Super cheap....I use them for Go Bars.
    Attachment 1892103
    Good tip on the go bars.
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  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Good tip on the go bars.
    I read this as "go to the bars".

    What is a "Go Bar".
    Don't have a lot of use for snow flags down here but they seem like a great idea for easy visibility and retrieval although they might be awkward carrying. I had that issue with the bamboo skewers yesterday.

    Some really good ideas here but I think I'll keep my eye out for some poker chips at Goodwill or the dump.
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  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetesPockets55 View Post
    I read this as "go to the bars".

    What is a "Go Bar".
    Don't have a lot of use for snow flags down here but they seem like a great idea for easy visibility and retrieval although they might be awkward carrying. I had that issue with the bamboo skewers yesterday.

    Some really good ideas here but I think I'll keep my eye out for some poker chips at Goodwill or the dump.
    Would you now like the "solution" ? ? ?

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    Welding rod holder.

    Hangs from belt... waterproof.

    Yep... I am a Wizard. :P
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  8. #23
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    ARC

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    Wanna get fancy... cant see em ?... lay out skewers... spray em with neon paint.
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  9. #24
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    Wood Butcher

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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
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    Welding rod holder.

    Hangs from belt... waterproof.

    Yep... I am a Wizard. :P
    Thank you.
    Pay attention to this man behind the curtain!!! He's on loan to us from across the rainbow.

    The neon paint was what I was thinking as well.
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  10. #25
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    Hint... get the Harbor Freight one... it has a loop (or the ones I have do which are now eons old... sheesh they may not even sell em anymore for all I know) to tie cap to lanyard line... this way cap can hang whilst using.
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  11. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetesPockets55 View Post
    I read this as "go to the bars".

    What is a "Go Bar".
    Go Bars are bendable rods that put pressure on the braces (inside guitar body) while gluing them to the top and backs of unassembled guitar bodies.
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  12. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Go Bars are bendable rods that put pressure on the braces (inside guitar body) while gluing them to the top and backs of unassembled guitar bodies.
    Ah, thank you Rusty.

    Even though my family is grateful I never took up an instrument, I can relate because some remodeling projects required small braces, under tension, to allow glued parts to set up.
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  13. #28
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    I’ve used plastic tent stakes before.
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  14. #29
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    Dec 2013
    Central Oregon
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    I like the poker chip method. There is time lost transitioning from swinging to digging, so marking targets can be helpful. But the big drawback I see is if you are trying to learn what a target sounds, or reads you won't remember what this chip was saying through your detector. In a area where I want to dig every target it works well, can go back with just a shovel and pinpointer.

 

 
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