The Stormtrooper Detectorist

20 September 2014 — 5 Comments

I have sponsored many people on detecting forums over the last few years, from those collecting money for animals, fundraising for a child to have special surgery or doing a skydive for charity. But here’s something different … Keith collects money for charity by dressing up in white plastic!

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Modern Tweezers

Modern Tweezers © JW

Wedged between the antibiotic ointment and the toothpaste tubes in our medicine cabinet, you are likely to find a pair of tweezers. Likewise, a peek in yours will probably reveal a similar thing. In my last blog Jeff Hatt described them as an extraordinary ordinary thing and they are just that.

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A Guest post by Jeff Hatt

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One of my most popular posts – resurrected and updated.

When posting coins or artefacts on a forum for identification or to a magazine for publication, many detectorists still struggle with a camera for a decent image, little realising that most objects can easily, quickly, and effectively be ‘photographed’ by a scanner – assuming the objects fit on the glass platen, of course! I regularly use a scanner when posting pictures on detecting forums because I find it quick and easy, the final result is always more than adequate and does the job.

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CHAOS

5 September 2014 — 12 Comments

Human beings wouldn’t be human if they didn’t question the world about them. Many thousands of years ago, men must have looked out of their caves and wondered about what they saw. What made the lightning flash? Where did the wind come from? Man wondered about himself, too. Why did he get sick sometimes and eventually die? Who first taught him to use fire?

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photoTwenty years ago detectorist John Brassey put pen to paper (literally, I suspect) and wrote a hobby magazine article advising readers on how to write a ‘detecting story’ suitable for possible publication.

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Shucking Gloves

30 August 2014 — 4 Comments

A Russian official recently referred to Great Britain as ‘a small island to which no-one pays any attention’. Prime Minister David Cameron responded by challenging anyone to name a country with a ‘prouder history’… etcetera.

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The Lads looked at each other in disbelief and collectively wondered if what they had uncovered was Viking silver. They didn’t know at this stage what they had found …

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