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Everything posted by steveg

  1. Thanks, Dan! 😉 GB_Amateur -- I totally agree with you, and know what you mean by "filling the slots" in the old coin books! 🙂 Yep, most coins that come out of the ground won't have any numismatic value, but it's the excitement surrounding the next find that keeps many of us going. I totally agree! 2Valen -- complaining? Not sure what made you think I was complaining! That was a fun hunt, and it's rare for me to have a "two Barber" hunt, OR a "four Indian Head Penny" hunt when hunting Oklahoma dirt, so I was very pleased... Thanks! Steve
  2. GB -- LOL! Unless it was an '09-S VDB, I don't even think much about "key dates" on copper coins; most of them come out of the ground in bad enough condition that they don't maintain any value, unfortunately... Steve
  3. GB -- LOL! Thanks for the kind words. I think the wheatie you are referring to is a 1915-D, BUT -- the magic wand that turns the coin into a Merc, should have no trouble changing the 5 to a 6, right?! 😉 Steve
  4. Thanks guys! Mark -- indeed; the dirt in this site (and many, in this area) is not particularly kind to copper coins... Steve
  5. ...a pretty good day by Oklahoma standards! These came from a grassy area between an old hospital, and an old church; my hunting buddies managed some other goodies -- including two Mercs, a couple of IHPs, several wheats, and a Buffalo nickel. Steve
  6. Dan -- TERRIFIC! Excellent job! Steve
  7. Steve and Dan -- Thanks guys! It makes me happy to know that you both are well-pleased with the shafts/counterweights! I appreciate you both! Steve
  8. kac -- I have been trying to get in contact with the production supervisor at Garrett. I've called, but haven't reached him yet. I'll keep trying... Steve
  9. kac -- I agree, I thought so, too. The solid yellow color there, is actually a tube I am experimenting with for a shaft for an MX Sport -- that's the exact color of yellow used on the Sport. I'd need to get the exact color of yellow used with the Apex, if I wanted to precisely match the Apex color scheme. However, like you said, that gold braided one seems like it would look good, with the Apex. Obviously, some waiting (for release of the unit) and some experimenting are in order. However, as I said, I am pretty confident that the shaft system on the Apex is the same as on the Ace/AT, and so I should be able to offer shafts for the Apex, as soon as it is released. Thank you for your interest! Steve
  10. Hi all! Yep, I COULD make something like this, but the gentleman who used to make them is still around; he goes by the screen name "khouse" on Dankowski's forum. I saw a recent post from him, where he mentioned possibly starting to make them again, so I will of course refrain, and respect his "intellectual property." Perhaps I can chat with him, and see what his intent is... Meanwhile, it has been on the drawing board to begin producing a carbon-fiber upper "S-shaft" for Garrett machines for awhile now, though there are some logistics -- that involve a sizeable up-front investment -- that have prevented me from doing so thus far. That's why I am only doing the lower two shaft sections for the Garrett machines, for now. However, if/when I do begin offering the upper shaft as well, I will certainly be extending the length of it (and would then offer the counterweight system that I've used with the Equinox shafts, as well...) Steve
  11. kac -- I am trying to get confirmation on that, but I believe that Garrett is using the same shaft system for the Apex, that they do for the Ace- and AT-series units -- so my tentative answer is YES, I do believe my Garrett shafts will fit the Apex. Once I confirm this, I plan to order tubes in a couple of different yellow colors, also, given the Apex color pattern (black and yellow), to add to my color options. I will attach a picture of a couple of these yellow tubes I'm working with... THANKS! Steve
  12. Sven -- THANKS! I was wondering why my Facebook page was active today... 😉 Thank you! Steve
  13. Rod, I'm so glad you are pleased, and I'm glad you found something to do with the dug .22 bullets! I'm sorry your daughter wasn't happy -- but maybe someday I can build her a red one of her own! 😉 Thanks Rod, I appreciate the kind words! Steve
  14. You are most welcome, sir! Steve
  15. This is because the Equinox is particularly sensitive around the edges of the coil, as well as the normal "center" portion of the coil. When you sweep a target like a coin, from a close distance, from left to right, you will get a beep when the right edge of the coil passes over the coin, again when the center of the coil passes over the coin, and then again when the left edge of the coil passes over the coin. This is normal, proper behavior. It won't happen, when the coin is 8", for instance, from the coil; you'll only hear the single beep, when the center of the coil passes over the coin. Steve
  16. Sandi, I'll send you a PM to see if there's a way that I can help you guys out. Thanks! Steve
  17. Sandi -- Yes, I produce carbon-fiber shafts for the Equinox. I will send you a PM, regarding a possible shaft for your husband's Equinox. Thanks for your interest! Steve
  18. maxxkatt -- I have confirmed that Miccus Bluetooth 5.0 headphones WILL work perfectly with the Equinox -- at least they do on my machine, and one of my hunting partners' machines. I'm not sure why you are having trouble with yours, but I don't believe it to be an overall incompatibility between Miccus 5.0 phones, and the Equinox. It could be a bad set of phones, or a mistake in the pairing process, not sure, but I don't think it's a universal issue of incompatibility. Steve
  19. Wow, what an INCREDIBLE hunt, for your brother, Gerry! Congrats to him, big time, and it's cool that you were there to experience it! Steve
  20. Brian -- most definitely, there are. That sounds like a lot of fun... Steve
  21. That's a terrific job, then, for the Equinox to give a good, solid ID like that on such a deep, small target. Wow! Again -- just an AMAZING hunt! And AU-55 on the gold coin?! WOW... It IS another really cool side note, as you mentioned, that both of the coins that have more substantial numismatic value are also the ones that happened to be in really nice condition! While you, like I, don't sell coin finds, it's still pretty amazing that you have a couple with that much worth. Did your friend tell you what the 1865-S Seated Dime might grade at? You might have a couple of $3000+ coins there... Steve
  22. Thanks, Brian! I'd love to hunt with Tom sometime, but I think his mind is pretty made up! Truthfully, I'd love to hunt with you both! Maybe someday that can happen. Thanks! Steve
  23. Yeah, and check out the value on the 1865-S Seated Dime...
  24. Brian, The word you used in the first sentence of your post, is the best one I can think of, to describe that...EPIC! One thing I don't recall from the video, is how deep you think the gold coin was...just curious, as you said the machine was rock-solid on the "12" VDI...I am wondering how deep the EQX can hold that solid of an ID, in the dirt, on such a small coin... Anyway, incredible job! Your persistence with this site really, REALLY paid off, in a big way! CONGRATS!! Steve
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