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So I went out to try Car catcher this Saturday, with some people from my dorm.
We didn't catch anything really exciting, but it worked almost perfectly. There were some minor design flaws, like I should have thought about making some holes in the pan, so the water were able to run through it, making it less heavy, but the main thing is that it worked!
Below you are able the see the things we caught, nothing crazy
Yeah that's right, I just named my newest magnet.
Why Car Catcher you ask? I will tell you:
I've put 3 magnets with a strength of 130 kg each together, giving my new magnet a straight pull of 390 kg.
I know, I know, a car weighs a lot more, but in water, I think car catcher would be able to move a small car.
Enjoy the pictures below, I'm going to test it out this Saturday!
So I haven't been doing so much with the site the last 6 months, for that, I'm sorry :(
Hopefully I will get the time to get out there and catch some nice stuff I can put on the site :)
For this post I have some old pictures which haven't been uploaded before, enjoy :)
Through the last year, we have caught a lot of tools.
In this post I have gathered them all, check it out!
So Hans, a metal detector contacted me using the contact information on the page.
He send me some pictures and his story, so here they are, story first, then pictures :)
Hello, Here are the pictures and the story.
I obtained permission to metal detect a farm that has been owned by the same family for almost 200 years here in Indiana. While scouting around I came across the original well that was used up until the 1950's. An interesting thing about it is that the two cement slabs that were put on top to keep anyone from falling into it actually have horse shoes in them. This was done while the cement was wet and serves as a handle or anchor so that they may be moved more easily. The next week I went to a hardware store and bought a retrieving magnet that can pull up to 250 lbs. (sorry we don't use the metric system here in the states. Not sure what that calculates to where you are from.) And some nylon parachord. I got to the well that next morning and managed to move the cement slabs a bit so that I could get my arms in. I then tied a battery charged light to one of the horse shoes and lowered it in so that I could see. I found an old plank of wood floating in there that was just out of my reach. I used my machete and stabbed it and pulled it out, it was so water logged that it was very soft. It ended up being about 7' long. Now I was ready to drop the magnet. I tied it on using a slip knot and sent it in. I have about 100' of parachord tied to it and it just kept going and going. when it finally hit bottom I pulled it back out to get an idea of how deep the water was. From the top of the well to the water is about 6'. From the water line to the bottom I'd say its about 30', so 36' is what I was dealing with. I jigged it around finally latched on to something. When I finally got it out I was excited by what it was. It's an old hoe. I showed it to the old man who is in his 70's and he said it's probably about 150 years old and said it looks like a lot of the other old farm implements that he still has. The head was made by a blacksmith who the family bought tools from and the shaft was the original. He showed me is collection and we compared it and it's a perfect match to that era. By the way, that was the only metal item in the well and the wooden shaft will end up coming off. It is dry rotting but that is ok because I will put the hoe head through electrolysis and preserve it. I hope you enjoyed this story and the pictures. I already have other locations to try this new hobby out on and I will share those stories too if you are interested.
Thanks and happy hunting!
So the same day we caught the safe we also caught some other stuff which you can see below
So my sponsor, www.supermagnete.com gave med 40 euro to shop for, and I bought 3 130 kg magnets, which I want to put together in some sort of way. Two of the new magnets got stuck on each other, and it was a tough match getting them apart again! :p
Here are some pictures:
I know it's a looooong time since you guys heard from me, my Internet has been a pain in the ass, but it should be fixed now!
This Sunday my friend Jeppe and myself went for a fishing trip for real fish. But the real fish weren't hungry, so we decided to try some magnet fishing instead, and it payed off big time!
WE CAUGHT A SAFE!!!!
Below you will be able to see pictures of it and a small, not very good video of it :)
As you will be able to see, it was open, but still it was pretty exciting!
Sorry for the crappy format :(
Here's some pictures :D
It had been screwed into the wall, before it was stolen
Another hole for a screw
Two very proud guys! :D
So my internet connection on my computer is fucked, so I'm writing this from my iPad.
Some days ago Katie sent me a video of her and her friends magnet fishing and they get a pretty exciting catch, so check it out!