How do you store and display your finds?!

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Stage 3 - levers and an angle grinder with slitting wheel to cut through the lock.
Stage 4 - now open, the tools are not in bad condition. The smell of oil takes me right back..... big sigh.
Not sure if I want to use it for finds now....
Plus, Mrs Shaggy has returned and given my a telling off - ‘that’s not coming into the house, if it does, it’s going back in the loft’
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shaggybfc wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:32 pm Stage 3 - levers and an angle grinder with slitting wheel to cut through the lock.
Stage 4 - now open, the tools are not in bad condition. The smell of oil takes me right back..... big sigh.
Not sure if I want to use it for finds now....
Plus, Mrs Shaggy has returned and given my a telling off - ‘that’s not coming into the house, if it does, I am going to be sleeping in the loft
I fixed your post for you shaggy, you must have been distracted when you wrote the last bit, so i put it right for ya :lol:
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Oxgirl wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:11 pm Excellent idea - can’t wait to see that :D
me too!
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That’ll clean up well :Star:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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I really need to sort out a proper display and decent storage for other odds and ends... at the moment I pay a visit to the local Chinese takeaway for the solution :lol: :lol:
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Vosenos II wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:57 am I really need to sort out a proper display and decent storage for other odds and ends... at the moment I pay a visit to the local Chinese takeaway for the solution :lol: :lol:
I had to think about that for a moment. Nothing wrong with plastic boxes :D
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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As OG said, nowt wrong with plastic boxes. I’ve had to eat copious amounts of ice cream to be able to get my plastic storage boxes for mine :thumbsup:
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A few displays from over the years.
The old chaps bottle shed ain't there no more & the good bits detecting finds cabinet has now gone, awaiting a new bigger one which will have better led lighting to get rid of shadows
Clint :thumbsup:
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Wow Stanslad that is phenomenal!
I have a display shelf I bought at a flea-market and painted up. It isn't just for metal detecting ...its a kind of display of curiosities. Some pottery and bottles as well as fossils, and shells.
A bit of medieval tile, some samian, an interesting jug handle with a stamped mark, a fossil of a dragon fly and a few small ammonites etc.
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"The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them."
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stanslad wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:42 pm A few displays from over the years.
The old chaps bottle shed ain't there no more & the good bits detecting finds cabinet has now gone, awaiting a new bigger one which will have better led lighting to get rid of shadows
Clint :thumbsup:
I have seen that black and white photo of your Pops somewhere before . :thumbsup: What a great collection . Only last week I was given the same Aylesbury blue top ginger beer bottle by my neighbour . Lovely bottles and a great array of finds .
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My Chaotic finds cabinet with all sorts of bits and pieces .
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The Artists Porters sit on an old reclaimed builders board we found in the garden . I let it dry out and then cut it up to the size I needed for the fire surround . Gave it a sand over and then some raw umber paste and wax and it came upon a treat .
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Some lovely display methods on... er... display :thumbsup:

My own offering is what was a knackered old wall-mounted display case cleaned up, given a new felt liner, shelving and new lease of life for the medieval bits, and a case made from old floorboards, felted, and stuffed into the coffee table for the Roman finds. Something for the hammered coins is currrently under review (viz, when I can be bothered to sort something out). :D
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Some great displays here..... :clapping:
Shows up my laziness for sure :lol:
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figgis wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:07 pm Some lovely display methods on... er... display :thumbsup:

My own offering is what was a knackered old wall-mounted display case cleaned up, given a new felt liner, shelving and new lease of life for the medieval bits, and a case made from old floorboards, felted, and stuffed into the coffee table for the Roman finds. Something for the hammered coins is currrently under review (viz, when I can be bothered to sort something out). :D
Is that a pint glass? :shock: :D
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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:38 pm Is that a pint glass? :shock: :D
Naturally, old chap. What else would one use? Strange question, if you don't mind my saying :lol:
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