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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2010 05:02:00 PM »

I've found mechanical clocks to be a really rare find these days, too. (Watches are much easier.) Old (1970's or earlier) electric clocks (non-digital) clocks usually have a few. But they're not the only sources of gears: watch for electric drills, mixers, saws or other appliances with moving parts. The gears will be more industrial-looking than from clocks, but still useful. Any wind-up thing can usually be plundered for one or two, so don't pass up music boxes, baby mobiles, etc. Typewriters used to be readily available, but of course everyone buys them for the keys now, so they're usually expensive. Too bad, because there's always two or three lovely gears in there.

And don't forget about army surplus stores - you sometimes find old, military gizmos that contain real treasures. Often cheap, because nobody has a use for them.

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« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2010 06:05:30 PM »

Those are some great pointers Wulf thanks!
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« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2010 06:45:31 PM »

Wow, I have to say I'm surprised! I've seen some wind up clocks in 4 or 5 stores now that I've been looking. Maybe it's where I live? Central IL has lots of junk shops and antique malls on the side of the highways. If I see any more cheap, I'll pick them up and would be more than willing to share. I really thought they were plentiful Sad

Wulf, those are some other great ideas! Thanks!
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« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2010 09:33:16 PM »

hey guys, so i was looking through my spreadsheet and noticed that a few people havent been active in a while. has everyone heard from their partners recently? im wondering if some people are actively speaking to their partners but are forgetting to post on the board. if thats the case then i need to know.
also, as a general reminder- the next checkin will be before the 22nd. some of you have been awesome about this-and believe me it will show in your feedback-but some have not.


well, anyways, back on subject-i just threw out a wind up clock recently and now i am kicking myself for it!ahhh it would have been perfect Sad
oh well
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« Reply #174 on: January 13, 2010 12:59:23 AM »

Here's my check-in: I've got a medium finished and I'm in the midst of working on the rest.  This is my first swap and somehow I forgot the check-in.  I was happily crafting in my own little world... D'oh.  It's all coming together! 
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« Reply #175 on: January 13, 2010 04:07:27 AM »

I'm checking in. I know I've been MIA, on holidays without computer access but reading steampunk novels and getting ideas. now I'm home and ready to craft. Sorry if I've freaked people out. I am NOT flaking.

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« Reply #176 on: January 13, 2010 06:13:26 AM »

Officially checking in (though I think I've been commenting in the thread on a weekly basis).  Had to scrap my original idea for a large.  I have 2 items (smalls I guess) done, a med I hope to finish tonight and one other item.  If things go smoothly maybe I can send next friday when I get paid.
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« Reply #177 on: January 13, 2010 06:41:19 AM »

Checking in - working on another medium. Going well. Should be done by tommorrow.
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« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2010 07:14:35 AM »

I was at a stopping point until receiving supplies. Some showed up in the mail yesterday, and I got to the store for the others! Now all I'm waiting on is Aisy's measurements (ahem ahem ahem *wink*) and I'll be ready to go! haha Smiley

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« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2010 08:23:50 AM »

i'm going home next weekend to finish off my package  Cheesy
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