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steveg last won the day on May 16 2018

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    Norman, OK
  • Interests:
    Sports, Metal Detecting, Hunting/Fishing
  • Gear Used:
    Minelab CTX 3030
    Minelab Equinox 800
    Minelab Equinox 600

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  1. NICE digs, Dan! You have FAR more patience than I do! 🙂 But, it's paying off for you, with some nice keepers, no doubt about it. NICE! Steve
  2. Hi all!I wanted to give an update on the GARRETT shafts (middle and lower sections) that I've been working on, at Steve's Detector Rods. The first batch of 10 prototypes are complete (I made them in four different colors -- black, green/black, red/black and blue/black), and I am VERY pleased with the result -- I think they have turned out great! The two shaft sections are connected by one of my heavy-duty clamp-type cam locks (as used on my Equinox shafts), which eliminates the twist-lock and the spring button/button-hole design that is used for attachment of these two shaft sections, on the Garrett shaft.AS A RESULT, my shaft offers four benefits over the stock middle and lower shaft sections... LIGHTER WEIGHT. My carbon-fiber middle and lower shaft sections offer a 20% weight reduction over the stock Garrett middle and lower sections. (My two-piece shaft weighs 5 ounces +/- .1 oz or so, whereas Garrett's two sections weigh 6.1 ounces +/- .1 oz or so). FASTER/EASIER INSTALLATION AND SHAFT LENGTH ADJUSTMENT. With no twist lock and no spring button/button holes to fumble with, attachment of the lower shaft to the middle shaft is quick and easy; simply flip open the clamping lever on the cam lock, insert the lower rod section into the middle shaft section, and lock the clamping lever closed! UNLIMITED ADJUSTMENT LENGTH OF THE LOWER ROD SECTION. Again, with no spring button/button holes on the shaft, you can quickly and easily adjust the lower rod to ANY desired length, as opposed to having your lower rod adjustment length confined to pre-determined button-hole locations. IMPROVED AESTHETICS/VISUAL APPEARANCE. The high-quality, attractive look of carbon fiber offers an upgrade the look of your Garrett machine. And, you can add even more visual appeal -- making your AT- or Ace-series machine really "stand out" from the crowd -- by choosing one of a number of custom colors for your carbon-fiber shaft. A green/black prototype shaft is pictured, below! If you have any interest in upgrading to a carbon-fiber shaft for your AT- or Ace-series machine from Garrett, contact me via PM, by email at steve@stevesdetectorrods.com, or via Facebook message (www.facebook.com/stevesdetectorrods).THANKS!Steve
  3. Dan, GREAT job fighting through all the mid-tone trash, to recover the goodies! NICE! Steve
  4. Holy cow! THAT IS TERRIFIC, Peg! What a nice surprise! Steve
  5. Cal -- I can provide you with a good, light two-piece shaft that will result in ZERO wobble. I know there are shafts that are very slightly lighter than mine, but this is accomplished by thinner tube wall diameters. I try to strike a good balance between strength, and weight. Steve
  6. Hey all! Just for clarification's sake, I assume, relicmeister, that when you say "telescoping shaft," you are referring to shafts like the "Tele-Knox," that are comprised of several small tubes that "slide into each other" telescopically, through the use of multiple cam locks? I ask, only to perhaps clarify, for some folks. Reason being, I personally call nearly ANY shaft for the Equinox a "telescopic" shaft, even just a two-piece shaft, since the smaller tube "telescopically" slides into the upper tube. So I have always called two-piece shafts, or even the stock three-piece shaft, "telescopic" shafts, since they all have at least one piece that "slides into" another, larger piece above it. But I don't THINK these types of shafts are the ones you are specifically referring to, right? I think you are asking about shafts that are designed with MULTIPLE telescopic sections, which then collapse down to a very small length, correct? Steve
  7. DigsAlot -- understood. The cuffs are made by Jeff Herke (hence the name), and Jeff has been making that cuff for various different machines, for many years. The one which I offer, for my Equinox shafts, is the same design as the ones he offers for various other machines; the only difference amongst all of his cuffs, is that he slightly alters the sizing at the connection point, to fit the different models of shafts he designs them for. The cuffs are black powder-coated aluminum, and thus can be bent slightly to fit your forearm. There is also an optional, padded neoprene cover which can be purchased; overall, it's a very heavy-duty, comfortable cuff, that some people really like. Thanks! Steve
  8. Yes, sir -- I have Herke arm cuffs for sale. Is that something you are interested in, or need some more information about? Thanks! Steve
  9. Nice digs, Peg! It looks like you had some fun, and did a good bit of digging! No idea, on that "silver sandwich..." Steve
  10. Maybe not what you were expecting/hoping Gerry, but NICE finds, in any case! Steve
  11. NICE dig! Not what you were thinking at first, maybe, but nice dig anyway! Steve
  12. Thank you, Randy! Same to you, and to everyone here! Merry Christmas! Steve
  13. Rich -- THANK you for the feedback, and the kind words! I love it that you are pleased with the feel, and the build. Sounds like the counterweight is doing what is intended -- giving you better balance. SUPER! I'm glad to have helped! Steve
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