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Author Topic: Never hurts to ask  (Read 3626 times)
Lutra
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« on: February 17, 2008, 04:55:34 am »



 Grin Ask and you shall receive...So I went to a local clock/watch repair and told them my interests in creating steampunk items...they didn't know what that was but said I could have all the gears I wanted and proceded to load me down with about 80lbs of brass. Whole clock mechs, gears you name it...goes to show it never hurts to ask. Worst someone can say is no.  I'm making a special clockwork table for that shop to say thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 04:57:40 am »

Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 05:06:53 am »

I hate you sir, with a passion that is as deep as it is furious. Jolly good show!

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 05:15:17 am »

Egads!  I hope you brought enough to share with the whole class?
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 05:16:15 am »

By the stars! 80 pounds of the stuff?! I feel a strange urge to join in the hate.
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Lutra
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 05:22:00 am »

 *...takes slow steps towards the door while keeping an eye on the growing mob. Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 05:24:10 am »

*pulls out Gatling gun

Don't make any sudden movements. Put the gears in the bag and back away...
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 11:16:36 am »

*Starts filling pockets while the others waste time making threats* Lucky bugger, Paddy's gunna get his, oh yes, can't pull one over Black Pat, no sir, shinyshinyshiny.... *Mutter mutter*
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 11:42:26 am »

Wow. What an excellent haul! I just discovered I have a local clock repair shop as well. I was thinking I might go in and ask if they had any broken parts. Now, after seeing what you got, I am definitely going in.I sincerely hope we're not in the same town and you've already cleaned them out. If they tell me someone cleared them out of 80 pounds of stuff a few days ago, then I'm coming for you!
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 11:50:58 am »

You should build a clockwork dragon to protect that treasure of yours. I´m rather envious.
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 01:14:46 pm »

Shame! Shame!! Shame on you all for your shocking covetousness!!!
Do your own scrounging!
That's part of the fun.

Good work Lutra. You're a beacon of light showing others the way.

Kind regards,

Dr. Q.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 01:29:16 pm »



Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 01:44:54 pm »

but said I could have all the gears I wanted and proceded to load me down with about 80lbs of brass. 

Great scoop for you!

Around here a trove like that would go straight to the recylcer for its scrap cash value.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2008, 01:46:53 pm »

Is is just me, or does that dragon have a rather "Smaug" look on it's face?
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008, 01:48:43 pm »

what a haul ... you made out like a bandit
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2008, 01:49:47 pm »

Yeah, 80 pounds of brass must be worth some money.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2008, 02:02:51 pm »

I tried that and the cheap bastard said "We use everything, there are no scrap parts" This is a customer of mine too that I have given things to for free in the past (past!!).
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2008, 02:29:52 pm »

First thing I'd do would be to build a beautiful polished hardwood display box along the lines of  an old typesetters cabinet and sort all the treasure by size and type. I'd then throw away my T.V. and put my new box in its place so I could watch that instead.

Kind regards,

Dr, Q.
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2008, 02:35:15 pm »

If you do what Dr. Quack suggested, you should also categorise them by taste and smell.

Also, i'll BRB with a few heavily-armed zeppelins. And my gear-pinchin' hammer.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2008, 02:36:59 pm »

 Oh man... what an incredible haul. Lutra... I envy you.
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2008, 02:54:00 pm »

If you do what Dr. Quack suggested, you should also categorise them by taste and smell.Also, i'll BRB with a few heavily-armed zeppelins. And my gear-pinchin' hammer.

Oooh!! Scratch and sniff cogs!! I think I need a lie down!!

Man the custard guns and prepare to repel boarders!!
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2008, 06:15:17 pm »

The pictures have little x's for me but your words ring inside my mind- 80 pounds of brass cogs and clock parts ...
Okay now I'm definatley asking at ALL the clock/watch repair places I can find!
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Lutra
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2008, 11:52:24 pm »

Jingle I'll send ya a few pics as soon as I'm on MY comp, It's also just scratching the surface as this shop was just "keeping" this stuff because art teachers ask for it from time to time, they told me they clean out about once a year and that was six months worth....so I actually asked the question "is this common to have so much?" They said that yes there are allot of people that come in wanting a clock repaired and end up just buying a new one or that there are probs with the internal workings and they tear them apart and end up scraping allot of it because the customer likes the outside and they replace the internal parts completely. The scraping the surface is the fact that they also do watch repair and I tell you kind sirs and madams, That I went into their back room and I with my own fevered eyes saw a GIANT bin of old 1800's pocket watches just sitting in a corner. That was also just "stuff" I was not trying to be greedy but am building them a wonderful table with their logo on it and all, with lots of cogs, and rest assured when the time is right I will be asking them for a few pawfuls of their pocket watches as well. The true beauty is that it  is approx half a mile from my home. I had hit another place that does these modern art pieces and came away with allot of old 1880's pocket watch parts, hence the new Timex project, but this clock shop is a treasure trove and Jake of All Trades to answer your question if i brought enough for the whole class You live close by...Yes contact me and I'll give you what you need.
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 12:21:58 am »

Is is just me, or does that dragon have a rather "Smaug" look on it's face?

Ignores that dreadful pain. I love how Tolkien draws dragons ^^
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Dr cornelius quack
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008, 12:33:36 am »

Is is just me, or does that dragon have a rather "Smaug" look on it's face?

Ignores that dreadful pain. I love how Tolkien draws dragons ^^

Me too. He may have his faults, but I liked old Smaug.

Yours, In draconian "fellowship",

Dr. Q.
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