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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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what's your best 'roadkill' recovery?

people around here just got too much money. was driving home sunday and picked up a nice craftsman table saw with extendable table. switch box had come loose and jumped into the saw blade underneath the table and cut the wires. guess it made a lot of sparks and smoke and they put it on the curb. about $3 fixed it. last year saw a college kid setting an injet printer on the curb and i asked if it worked. he said it was OK -- 'just didn't work with his computer'. took it home and was out of ink. i guess if his car ran out of gas, he'd just buy a new one.

what's your best score on the curb?
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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a turkey, ran him down, picked him up and had him for dinner, good stuff.

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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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Buckets. I stop and pick them up off the side of the road all the time.

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Unread 06-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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I always keep my eyes peeled for ground scores. Soo many people lose
things. My wife walks regularly at a park. We have always been the same.
She brought me a 14kt gold mother mary pendant the other day from a trail
she walks at a local sports park. I have found many dollars by keeping my
eye on the leaf piles in parking lots. paper is relatively the same weight.
If you notice where the leafs gather from wind, and pay attention these
are the places most likely to hook up on a dollar or 20 I am into metal
detecting and treasure hunting as well as prospecting for gold. Its a hobby
I usually keep to myself, but since you brought it up....Just thought I would
share a couple tricks lmao.

You can also buy rolls of 50 cent pieces. These are the most common
to contain silver 50 cent pieces. If you have common "clad" replace the
silver you find and sell it back to the bank with nothing lost, only gain.
You can do the same with dimes and quarters. If you collect other coins
such as wheat back pennies the same applies. All are worth more than
their more common counterparts.
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Unread 06-23-2009, 04:39 AM   #5
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Unread 06-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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There's got to be more to that story, Gueuze!
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Unread 06-23-2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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There is, but you're not gonna get it here.

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Unread 06-23-2009, 05:29 AM   #8
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Best Road Kill would have to be a Bangladeshi left on the side of the road for the EMTs. He tried and failed to outrun 4 lanes of traffic, got clipped by lane 2, bounced by lane 3 and under the wheels of lane 4. late night. lanes 3 & 4 were blind to the incoming.

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Unread 06-23-2009, 06:36 AM   #9
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I will admit to being a trash picker. I like to make things and at the price of wood I found you can remake rather then build for next to nothing. When the kids want something new for the house they will shop from my garage and always find something they need.

If you ever need to get rid of scrap tile post a add on Crags list. You wont have wait long to get rid of it. I got 23 responses and got rid of a boat load.
Freecycle works well to. You wont believe how many people want your TRASH.
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Unread 06-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #10
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I have tons of silver quarters and half dollars and whatnot are they worth alot? I can tell they are silver by the way they sound when you drop em. I collected when I was younger. I'm gonna go treasure hunting now.

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Unread 06-26-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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Lots of buckets. The next "true"road kill skunk I see is going in the truck for a prank I have in mind. Trask is getting a treat.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #12
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I was out early on a Saturday morning and found a hand dolly on the road. I almost ran over it but was able to get around it, stop and load it on my truck. I saw the Coka Cola sticker on it and looked up the road and seen the Coke truck. I tried to catch the guy but he caught the light green and I didn't. That's been about 10 years ago and i still use that dolly.

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Unread 06-26-2009, 07:59 PM   #13
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Yes I have found my share.... found a broken floor dolly, screwed a block underneath and use it for tile all the time...I have found tons of good materials in dumpsters on jobsites, especially big condo projects. Found 300 LF of shoe and 10 new screen doors, and a 800 foot roll of THICK brown paper-- that lasted me a year for protecting floors.

Funny thing is that my Pops loved to pick trash when I was a kid....I hated it-- Once he made me get out on broadway to pick up a roll of Toilet Paper
he Said "But its a big roll of that comercial paper that will last me 3 months in my wharehouse! Yep I hated him for it--

But now we trash hunt together, LOL
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Unread 06-26-2009, 08:19 PM   #14
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"true"road kill skunk.
I was wanting to make some handmade paint brushes and skunk's have such great tails I would always keep my eye out for one that wasn't smashed. When I found one I did not have my clippers to cut off the tail so I grabbed the whole thing.Even covered in plastic 4 times trash day did not come soon enough, The fur did make some of the best brushes I ever made though.

One of my dogs was a curb side find. A friend in the country found her On his property.She just sat at the side of the road waiting for her owners to come and get her. After 2 days He went out to put her down and found he kind of took to her and called to ask if she could stay with me tell we could find her a home. She has never left and we adore her.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 03:09 AM   #15
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150 " eight point buck that my wife totalled her car on......we r talkin road kill....
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