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i'm still looking for this mysterious ''shriners'' page...............
It's busted. Yay FTL 2.0
http://freetalklive.com/shrine

works for me. . .

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 29, 2010, 03:45:39 AM »
Oh, and as far as copper goes, pre 1982 pennies are worth more in copper (almost .03c)

I've got hundreds of pounds of copper, it's mighty hard to get rid of them at more than 1.4x face. Things are worth what people will pay, and people won't pay 2 cents. At least yet.

What I mean is, If I melt the pennies, I might be able to get more. . .

Get some price quotes from scrap dealers in your area first. You'd be surprised how little they pay vs. spot price.

I would imagine if I refined the metal myself that I could get higher scrap price. . .but I get over half spot for aluminium  .50 a lbs, spot is .92

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 29, 2010, 02:45:31 AM »
Oh, and as far as copper goes, pre 1982 pennies are worth more in copper (almost .03c)

I've got hundreds of pounds of copper, it's mighty hard to get rid of them at more than 1.4x face. Things are worth what people will pay, and people won't pay 2 cents. At least yet.

What I mean is, If I melt the pennies, I might be able to get more. . .

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General / Re: Using the FTL Wiki for activist reputation
« on: January 29, 2010, 02:32:35 AM »
One idea would be to make it invite only, so that we don't just get a mass of haters to bombard us.

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General / Re: Alex Libman was wrong.
« on: January 29, 2010, 02:00:21 AM »
good on you libman,  I would say that this is was a very decent thing for you to do.

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 29, 2010, 01:48:45 AM »
Acetylene?

I think so. Although it may be tough to do anything with platinum since that is about the maximum temperature of the flame itself (or so I read).

You do need a way to measure the temperature of the mixed metals so you can achieve the ideal ones, and keep the temperature steady until you are thru with the process. That shouldnt be too difficult though.

Ya, that's the one.  My spellings garbage. . .I always say it as set-a-lean, so that's about how I spelled it :P

About the temperature, I'm sure i could think of something.  Oh, and as far as copper goes, pre 1982 pennies are worth more in copper (almost .03c)

For the melt values of coins, this is a good site:

http://coinflation.com/

For melting points of metals, this is a good site:
http://www.muggyweld.com/melting.html

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General / Re: 1/3 of Women in Military Say They've Been Raped.
« on: January 29, 2010, 12:15:23 AM »
Anyways, it's their own fault for enlisting. . .

Is this one of those times rape is funny?

No, but it is true, they did put themselves in that situation, with a bunch of sex deprived men in an environment that is designed around killing. . .

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General / Re: faces to go with the names...
« on: January 29, 2010, 12:12:17 AM »
I don't "use" the Internet, I "am" the Internet - and so are you!


What is the Alex Libman?  It's a series of tubes.

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 29, 2010, 12:09:17 AM »
I have a very large setaline torch, that should work, right?

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I really don't see what the big deal is.  Isn't Robin entitled to her opinions without being ridiculed for them? If anything, this thread and it's counterpart at FreeKeene proves her point. . .

Thanks for revisiting us just to pretend to participate for awhile and then tell us off. Very FSP of you.

Wait, what?


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General / Re: The F is an iPad and why would I want one?
« on: January 28, 2010, 05:00:10 AM »
I've heard it is a cross between and iPhone and laptop. It looks far to large to fit in my pocket so little chance it would replace my blackberry. What the fuck is it? Steve Jobs just pisses me off so much.


I think I'll stick with my tablet. . .even if it is dying a slow painful death due to HPs ignorance.

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 28, 2010, 04:48:06 AM »
I've done zinc quite a few times on my kitchen gas stove.

Ya, zinc isn't very high on temperature, as far as metal goes. 

The more I look at this, the more I'm convinced that I can melt the metals in a graphite crucible on a charcoal fire. 

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Photoshops / Re: The New Hampshire Currency Exchange Company
« on: January 28, 2010, 04:30:01 AM »
Not really sure how that last picture had anything to do with anything, but I'm glad that this topic has made some good discussion.  If I finally do come up (Ya, I know that I said I'd be up in two weeks last year, shit happened)  I'd definately be buying a crucible and melting coinage.  

Anyone know how to seperate silver from baser metals?

It depends on the metals. It is has a higher melting point than silver, then you heat it up until the silver is melted then strain it. There are more complex ways than this that involve heating, chemicals, etc.

Well specifically, I was thinking of:

1) Sterling Silver which can have copper (which I'd like to save), Germanium (don't know anything about) Zinc (garbage) and Platinum (Definately keep)

2 Silver Half Dollars 1965-70 ( %60 copper)

Melting Points of these metals:

1 Silver-1760F
2 Copper-1981F
3 Zinc- 788F
4 Germanium- 1702F
5 Platinum- 3214F

So, I suppose just do a round of heatings, first to 800F, strain out zinc.  then to 1702F strain out germanium, then to 1760F strain out silver, then to 1981F strain out copper. . .

What sort of investment am I looking at to get an oven to get to the temperatures needed to do this?  I'm sure that a normal fire couldn't do this.



I just found this kit:

http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/hmkit.html

$200. . .doesn't seem too awful expensive.

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I really don't see what the big deal is.  Isn't Robin entitled to her opinions without being ridiculed for them? If anything, this thread and it's counterpart at FreeKeene proves her point. . .

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General / Re: faces to go with the names...
« on: January 28, 2010, 12:32:04 AM »
I was speaking in terms of keyboard usage.  In terms of anal grammatical correctness, a hyphen is shorter than a dash and is used to join compound-words and separate syl-la-bles of a single word.  That distinction has disappeared with the advent of typewriters, however, because no one wants to use "-" for a hyphen, "--" for a minus sign, "---" for a regular dash, "----" for a decrement operator, "-----" for an en dash, "------" for an em dash, "-------" for a horizontal bar, "--------" for a double decrement operator, and so on.  :roll:



Ya, now I see why everyone says fuck you libman. . .they are being nice.

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