Primitive hardware finds continuing

Dougie Webb

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Jun 14, 2019
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Fisher F5
Garrett Ace 200
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
They're just nails and screws, but I'm convinced they are pieces of a puzzle and that --- soon enough --- I'm gonna find something real cool. (I guess that's the delusion that keeps us all going, huh?). Regardless, it's still really neat uncovering them. These have all been thrown in a tumbler with some vinegar and bb's for a couple hours to clean them up. Someone speculated that some of them look like they could date back to the late 1800's. Which would jive with the history of this property.

Happy hunting!
 

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Digger RJ

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XP Deus 2
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They're just nails and screws, but I'm convinced they are pieces of a puzzle and that --- soon enough --- I'm gonna find something real cool. (I guess that's the delusion that keeps us all going, huh?). Regardless, it's still really neat uncovering them. These have all been thrown in a tumbler with some vinegar and bb's for a couple hours to clean them up. Someone speculated that some of them look like they could date back to the late 1800's. Which would jive with the history of this property.

Happy hunting!
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

villagenut

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I lean towards electrolysis to conserve my older nails and spikes.....but I like how yours turned out. Remember though, rust never sleeps. Even after surface treatments, rust can return. Just have to get them out and check them from time to time.
 
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Dougie Webb

Dougie Webb

Sr. Member
Jun 14, 2019
393
642
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Detector(s) used
Fisher F5
Garrett Ace 200
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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I lean towards electrolysis to conserve my older nails and spikes.....but I like how yours turned out. Remember though, rust never sleeps. Even after surface treatments, rust can return. Just have to get them out and check them from time to time.
Thanks VN. I've tried that too with good results, but my wife is growing tired of my science experiements in the garage!
 

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