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Old 08-09-2019, 10:22 PM
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Was searching a wooded area today and got a solid signal. Dug down about 4 inches and hit a solid piece of metal and a bit of probing told me it was sizable.

Because thick roots were growing over it, I hiked back to my vehicle and grabbed my lopping shears and a 2x4 board. I removed the roots and located the edge and levered it upward enough to work the 2x4 under it. I worked it under my target and then knelt one knee on it to keep it elevated enough for me to determine the edges of it so I could clear the dirt off of it.

Thatís when I saw the serrated edge and realized I was liberating a large saw blade. Small saw mills were known to have existed in the area.

Finally I was able to wrench it from the ground. 24 inches across and over 30 pounds itís quite a trophy. I have a number of Early American farm tools. Axes, picks, hoes and wood mauls and this will make this collection even better.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:02 PM
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Dang thatís a very cool find!

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 PM
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Now that's a real sharp picture. And I get your point. It sounds like you had a good time. I always enjoy digging up those old iron tools myself. But I never found the saw blade.

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Old 08-09-2019, 11:10 PM
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Congratulations Chip . I see you're a sharp guy and on the cutting edge of detecting skills.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:18 PM
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Cool find!
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:55 AM
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Was searching a wooded area today and got a solid signal. Dug down about 4 inches and hit a solid piece of metal and a bit of probing told me it was sizable.

Because thick roots were growing over it, I hiked back to my vehicle and grabbed my lopping shears and a 2x4 board. I removed the roots and located the edge and levered it upward enough to work the 2x4 under it. I worked it under my target and then knelt one knee on it to keep it elevated enough for me to determine the edges of it so I could clear the dirt off of it.

Thatís when I saw the serrated edge and realized I was liberating a large saw blade. Small saw mills were known to have existed in the area.

Finally I was able to wrench it from the ground. 24 inches across and over 30 pounds itís quite a trophy. I have a number of Early American farm tools. Axes, picks, hoes and wood mauls and this will make this collection even better.
maybe you can afix it to a p.t.o on a tractor, and ya gut yaself a "buz saw!"
cut some wood!..super find! i'm just sayin'

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Old 08-10-2019, 01:00 AM
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Don't find one of those everyday. Congrats.

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:11 AM
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Wow, that's cool! I once found a 12" piece of a planer blade in my yard.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:36 PM
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People like to paint on such things using acrylics. Nice cabin in the mountains or like. Cool tool!

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Old 08-10-2019, 02:43 PM
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omgggggggg what an awesome find!! congrats, brotha!

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Old 08-10-2019, 04:13 PM
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Very cool.....old farm and saw mill equipment are fun to find. Congratulations.

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Old 08-10-2019, 05:51 PM
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Very cool! Iíve only found pieces of broken ones.
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Old 08-10-2019, 06:47 PM
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Neat! I bet that was a H of a signal.

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Old 08-10-2019, 10:31 PM
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What did it ring up as, and how deep? Just kidding. I would love to find one like that. That is awesome.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:36 PM
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What did it ring up as, and how deep? Just kidding. I would love to find one like that. That is awesome.
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I donít remember what numbers came up but it was a helluva signal. Nearly blew my ears off. It was about 4-6 inches deep.

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Old 08-11-2019, 12:02 AM
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I would hang it on the wall in my man cave and be very happy, lol..

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Old 08-11-2019, 12:30 AM
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That is too cool. Nice work
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:32 AM
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That's a biggun. Now run over to the local Home Improvement store and try and find a Skil saw large enough to bolt that sucker to.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:12 PM
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Nice big blade, that would look great hanging on a wall!

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Old 08-12-2019, 04:09 AM
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