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« Reply #675 on: May 26, 2010, 06:54:56 pm »

This isn't exactly a flea market find, but today the library at the school where I work cleaned out their witchcraft section.  I got 2 big boxes of free books.  I just needed to gloat.  Smiley

If you got any Gardner or Buckland, consider yourself lucky. Especially if you got the first (1980s) edition of Buckland's big blue.
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« Reply #676 on: May 26, 2010, 08:27:13 pm »

Well done Dr Celsius
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« Reply #677 on: May 27, 2010, 03:15:20 am »

I found both the flashlight and the stock at the San Diego swap meet


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« Reply #678 on: May 27, 2010, 09:29:59 am »

It's not steampunk, but I found a Korean War Air Force cap at the North Las Vegas flea market. I also got a dozen wonderfully weathered old tools for a project I'm working on.
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« Reply #679 on: May 27, 2010, 11:44:39 am »

Especially if you got the first (1980s) edition of Buckland's big blue.

You must be joking....  Buckland's Big Blue Book of Bippity Boppity Boo?  Possibly the worst witchcraft book ever.  That book is why no one respects Wicca. 

There's (along with a bunch of less interesting stuff)  a 1st edition Witch Cult in Western Europe, several history books on the Salem Witch Trials, and  Ritual Magic by Butler.  I love that book enough that I already had a copy, but now I have an extra for passing around.
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« Reply #680 on: May 27, 2010, 12:38:17 pm »

Especially if you got the first (1980s) edition of Buckland's big blue.

You must be joking....  Buckland's Big Blue Book of Bippity Boppity Boo?  Possibly the worst witchcraft book ever.  That book is why no one respects Wicca. 

There's (along with a bunch of less interesting stuff)  a 1st edition Witch Cult in Western Europe, several history books on the Salem Witch Trials, and  Ritual Magic by Butler.  I love that book enough that I already had a copy, but now I have an extra for passing around.

Buckland can be full of crap sometimes, but there's some practical stuff in the first edition of big blue that wasn't included in later editions.
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« Reply #681 on: May 27, 2010, 02:14:16 pm »

Especially if you got the first (1980s) edition of Buckland's big blue.


You must be joking....  Buckland's Big Blue Book of Bippity Boppity Boo?  Possibly the worst witchcraft book ever.  That book is why no one respects Wicca. 

There's (along with a bunch of less interesting stuff)  a 1st edition Witch Cult in Western Europe, several history books on the Salem Witch Trials, and  Ritual Magic by Butler.  I love that book enough that I already had a copy, but now I have an extra for passing around.


Buckland can be full of crap sometimes, but there's some practical stuff in the first edition of big blue that wasn't included in later editions.


Honestly, I'm pretty sure this is why no one respects the craft anymore:

http://www.amazon.com/SpellCraft-Teens-Magickal-Writing-Casting/dp/0738702250/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274965830&sr=1-8


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« Reply #682 on: June 03, 2010, 12:21:26 am »

I imagine it wouldn't thrill most people but the local thrift store had some old kick plates for 5$. Essentially two 1' x 3' sheets of 16 gauge brass. How could I pass that up?
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« Reply #683 on: June 03, 2010, 05:53:58 am »

I imagine it wouldn't thrill most people but the local thrift store had some old kick plates for 5$. Essentially two 1' x 3' sheets of 16 gauge brass. How could I pass that up?

Personally I'd be thrilled to bits. Good find.
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« Reply #684 on: June 03, 2010, 07:12:40 pm »

I imagine it wouldn't thrill most people but the local thrift store had some old kick plates for 5$. Essentially two 1' x 3' sheets of 16 gauge brass. How could I pass that up?

Personally I'd be thrilled to bits. Good find.
Ditto. I need some smallish brass plates not too thick and its surprisingly not so easy to find something suitable
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« Reply #685 on: June 03, 2010, 10:30:55 pm »

I imagine it wouldn't thrill most people but the local thrift store had some old kick plates for 5$. Essentially two 1' x 3' sheets of 16 gauge brass. How could I pass that up?

I believe I would contemplate mayhem to acquire those brass sheets!

Ditto. I need some smallish brass plates not too thick and its surprisingly not so easy to find something suitable

What are your needs? I may be able to help out.

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« Reply #686 on: June 03, 2010, 11:06:26 pm »

found this old pepper grinder for 50 cents. It has Arabic markings on it and would make a great SP part, but I'm not sure I want to cut it up.

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« Reply #687 on: June 03, 2010, 11:38:10 pm »

Any chance you could provide pics of the entire inscription ? Smiley
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« Reply #688 on: June 04, 2010, 12:22:12 am »

I believe it's a Turkish coffee grinder, but most people use them as pepper mills. They can be fairly costly in stores, nice find!
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« Reply #689 on: June 04, 2010, 12:19:36 pm »

I agree with Lord Jeffries, keep the grinder as a grinder Will - too valuable and too nice looking as is to modify.

It might make good coffee grounds too.
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« Reply #690 on: June 04, 2010, 01:15:52 pm »

Any chance you could provide pics of the entire inscription ? Smiley


I "unrolled" the inscriptions by rolling it across my scanner. It would be great to know what it says, though my guess is "God is Great"



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« Reply #691 on: June 04, 2010, 02:28:15 pm »

It's definitely not the takbir (Allahu akbaru) -> الله أكبر

I'll consult my books and my friend and get back to you Smiley
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« Reply #692 on: June 04, 2010, 03:02:34 pm »

It's definitely not the takbir (Allahu akbaru) -> الله أكبر

I'll consult my books and my friend and get back to you Smiley

Thanks so much, I'm very interested in knowing what it says. This is definitely a Turkish coffee grinder, when I Google the phrase I find pictures of others similar to mine. I even tried grinding some coffee in it - think I'll stick to my electric grinder. I guess this would be a handy thing to pack on your camel.
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« Reply #693 on: June 04, 2010, 03:05:56 pm »

It's very possible that the takbir is *part* of the inscription, but there's too much text for it to be takbir alone. Smiley

Any chance you could also take a series of pics ? Might be a bit easier to read. Smiley
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« Reply #694 on: June 04, 2010, 04:17:59 pm »

It's very possible that the takbir is *part* of the inscription, but there's too much text for it to be takbir alone. Smiley

Any chance you could also take a series of pics ? Might be a bit easier to read. Smiley

Here's a better image, enhanced and cropped to avoid repetition. I don't think I could get images better than this

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« Reply #695 on: June 04, 2010, 07:33:36 pm »

Nice Smiley I see 'akbaru' on left side, will consult a friend later in the evening. Smiley

Edit: Could you snap a couple of pics too ? Smiley As in, the thing standing up, just rotated differently ?
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« Reply #696 on: June 04, 2010, 10:42:58 pm »

Nice Smiley I see 'akbaru' on left side, will consult a friend later in the evening. Smiley

Edit: Could you snap a couple of pics too ? Smiley As in, the thing standing up, just rotated differently ?


Hope these help


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« Reply #697 on: June 05, 2010, 04:40:56 am »

Are you sure that's akbar on it? It looks more like it has the two dots to make it akiir, but that doesn't mean anything I know. I think the word before it is mudiir.
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« Reply #698 on: June 05, 2010, 04:52:16 am »

Are you sure that's akbar on it? It looks more like it has the two dots to make it akiir, but that doesn't mean anything I know. I think the word before it is mudiir.

quite possible, my eyesight's not what it used to be. o_o;
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« Reply #699 on: June 05, 2010, 09:15:03 pm »

Okay, so here goes. I've poked around my books a bit and consulted a friend, who's a native arabic speaker:

The text is written in an old calligraphic style, in which letters connect differently, and is therefore a bit more difficult to read.
One part that we both clearly deciphered is "There is no God but Allah." There appears to be a "Muhammad", a word "Galal" which
means greatness and a word "khaleel" which can be translated as partner. Neither of us is entirely sure about these words, though,
because the text itself is difficult to read. It's fairly safe to assume (even though assumption is the mother of all f#@%-ups) that
the text in its entirety reads:

"There is only one God, Muhammad is his messenger, there are no other gods but Allah"


It's possible, though, that we're mistaken, due to above reasons, so as the Islamic scientists always conclude: God knows better.
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