Off season/down time

Hello to everyone in Metal Detecting land. I was curious as to what others do when the ground has frozen tight and swinging the coil is an impossibility? How do you continue to fuel the passion?

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  • I enjoy the occasional puzzle as well. I spend some of the frozen months woodworking. I like to give something back to the landowners that have been gracious enough to allow me to rescue finds from their property. In some cases it's something as simple as a basket of my wife's cookies and some homemade jam but in cases where the finds are extra special I create handmade coin/button display boxes. Here is one that I'm currently working on and a completed one from early last spring.






  • CCDAMEEKCCDAMEEK Posts: 93 ✭✭✭

    Pretty handy there! Very nice display pieces.

    Oh how I LOVE this hobby!
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  • rickoricko Posts: 67,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice work. As far as downtime, I never have any, due to my several hobbies and also work. Although retired, I work at a Tactical Handgun Training school and also a modern, indoor gun range... So really no extra time...Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have lots of finds that need study, cleaning, etc. I am also trying to service an old beat up pair of WW2 6x30 Westinghouse binoculars for a friend. I cherrypick jars and tins of coins offered by friends who save their loose change. Oh what fun! Peace Roy

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 10,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, very impressive !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 862 ✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Very nice work. As far as downtime, I never have any, due to my several hobbies and also work. Although retired, I work at a Tactical Handgun Training school and also a modern, indoor gun range... So really no extra time...Cheers, RickO

    Well plus creating 63,000 posts will keep a person busy!!🙂

  • Downtown1974Downtown1974 Posts: 4,488 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, the display box is incredible. Very nice work.
    My downtime hobbies are music (piano/guitar), precious metals, coin collecting,.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like the antler knob! Peace Roy

  • rickoricko Posts: 67,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2019 8:54AM

    @No Headlights.... Well, being a forum member (Coins, PM's and MD) since 2001 (even for a few years before that - they made a software change and we all started over from zero) allows the posts do accumulate....Cheers, RickO

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 862 ✭✭✭✭

    Love your posts Rick. Hope to meet you in person someday so we can toll coins and metal detecting

  • rickoricko Posts: 67,203 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @No Headlights... Could happen... though I do not travel as much as I did when I worked...Then I was all over the country...and other countries as well. Cheers, RickO

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