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 What do you do for a crust?(Read 55681 times)
Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #50 on: February 28, 2011, 17:44
Member of Victoria Police last 12 years.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Bounty Hunter, Minelab X- Terra, Minelab Safari
  • Oldest find: 1874 British Penny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #51 on: February 28, 2011, 18:52
Freelance programmer. Previously a rural fire fighter. I also do a little horticulture.

Life is busy with a confusing Brady Bunch like family and full time study.

cheers

  • Detector(s) owned/used: Minelab: Sov GT, Quattro. Tesoro Lobo, Tejon, Sand Shark, Amigo
  • Oldest find: 1844 Shilling
Adelaide Lost Ring Search
http://lostringsearch.com



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #52 on: February 28, 2011, 19:51
Tax reclaimer.

A Centrelink Apprentice..he he

Looking for employment..like to be a Kitchen hand.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Garrett GTI2500, Tesoro Cibola, Goldsnoop
  • Oldest find: 1872 Penny
Dare to be different.



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #53 on: February 28, 2011, 20:43
20 years RAAF (motor mechanic) now Ops Manager for fuel installation company. Liked my time in the RAAF, seen a few places both here and overseas but I like Darwin more and decided to settle in the Top End for awhile.



Backlash



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #54 on: February 28, 2011, 23:20
Run my own business from home for the last 12 years as a full time reed-maker in the bagpipe field. 90% of what I do is exported.
Cheers
Sodd

So Sodd, what pipe band are you with mate?? :)

TeeJay



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #55 on: February 28, 2011, 23:24
Reed maker for bagpipes, Now that does sound interesting. Sodd you would have to be Scottish??

When people put up their Posts and we answer them the logical thing is to say well done mate, but its surprising the Forum names that I thought were fellas turn out to be Shelia's.

So to all those Ladies I have called Mate, I apoligise ;D ;D ;D

Smurf, that's just not nice  ;D You can look up my "dress" any time you like and be surprised :o LOL ;D ;D

TeeJay



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #56 on: March 02, 2011, 21:23
Hey all just reading a few pages of this thread. Wow we do come from a diverse field.

I myself are a fulltime sales person at Fantastic Furniture in Shepparton. I used to have my own lawn mowing & gardening business before that. I recently hung up my badge from 12 years in the security industry. So I've done a bit of everything, but it all comes back to detecting & panning. Love the hunt.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Too many.
  • Oldest find: Roman coin
It's all about having fun.
www.aussiedetectors.com



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #57 on: March 03, 2011, 22:31
..That's a good question!...my crusts dried out a few years ago, but back then, I was a carpenter, working in Arnhem Land for 15 years...since then, I've spent a few years (forgotten how many) caring for my aged parents, and now, the crusts are turning to crumbs....must return to the workforce soon, (but I said the same thing this time last year!)
ohb1
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Tesoro Laser B1; Tesoro Cortes; Tesoro Sand Shark, Minelab 3030; Garrett Pro Pointer
  • Oldest find: George IV shilling 1825-1829
swing..sweet silver succumbs.... sorrow,scratched, still, sentimental... smile, satisfied,... search, somewhere, sometime, silver



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #58 on: March 05, 2011, 04:14
Business Owner/Manager- Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic, Electrician, Instrumentation technician, Accredited Solar power system supplier and Installer.

Keeps me very busy, sometimes not enough hours in the day to swing a coil as well.

I for one am in favor of a four day working week...hehehe.

Anyone else agree?

Long weekend to detect every week, can't see a downside there.

Cheers

Mad




Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #59 on: March 05, 2011, 07:56
Dept. of Defence
Hotel Manager/Poker Player
Vampire Hunter
eBay queen
Dental Nurse (lasted one day)
too many to mention lol!

Cheers
Sam
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Minelab X-Terra 705, Treasure Snoop, Garrett Propointer
  • Oldest find: 1921 Halfpenny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #60 on: March 06, 2011, 12:19
Kaz2y5, Vampire Hunter.  :o :o :o

Have you caught any??
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Bounty Hunter IV (Sold), Garrett AT PRO (Current), Garrett PinPointer, Minelab ProFind
  • Oldest find: 1863 ITALIAN 50 CENTESIMI, 1884 BRITANNIA PENNY,1881 BRITISH THREEPENCE, 1911 AUSTRALIAN HALF PENNY
Decimal Tally     Pre Decimal Tally      Silver Tally
$344.41           3 Pd / 6s / 1d             72

Total Decs          Total Predecs
   636                       262

detectorsmurf on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/DetectorSmurf



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #61 on: March 06, 2011, 17:53
No
Kaz2y5, Vampire Hunter.  :o :o :o

Have you caught any??
Nope they are too fast! Lol!
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Minelab X-Terra 705, Treasure Snoop, Garrett Propointer
  • Oldest find: 1921 Halfpenny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #62 on: April 13, 2011, 00:38
I work with young adults with Autism- I like to unwind by listening to coins at the end of the day.
Just been promoted to senior support worker and was nominated for WA support worker of the year award- didn't win but enjoyed the free food and drink at the awards dinner.
 I'm also lucky enough to be able to share my hobby with my clients and some of them like detecting- or finding coins anyway. ;D 
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Detector- Minelab Sovereign Elite, 15" WOT - awaiting the ressurection. Minelab Excal 1000 -blue headphone beauty, Anderson travel shaft, 1600mh Battery. XP DEUS. Makro pinpointer. Digging Tools- Lesche. Mirage diving knife. Beach Scoop - Stavr
  • Oldest find: 1838 Sixpence
Metal detecting - God's way of redistributing wealth.



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #63 on: April 13, 2011, 06:56
I'm a chalky teaching Science in a secondary school .................and metal detecting settles the nerves and keeps me sane  ;)
  • Detector(s) owned/used: X-Terra705, Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II, Garrett Propointer & Vintage Bounty Hunter Red Baron7
  • Oldest find: 1826 George IV penny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #64 on: April 13, 2011, 07:52
Interesting thread very diverse range of fields

My working career has been fairly diverse
Started as an Oyster Hatchery Manager (I'm a marine scientist), Professional fisherman, Roadie, 14 years as a set builder/rigger working in the feature film industry and large sporting events, dropped out for a few years (owned a copra plantation in Vanuatu), currently finishing off a Property Valuation qualification.
I have no idea what I'll do next but I'm sure I can fit it around metal detecting!
Lets get our priorities right here!

Cheers

Bazza
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Minelab CTX3030, Excalibur II
  • Oldest find: 1797 Cartwheel Penny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #65 on: April 13, 2011, 14:21
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm to many to list ? annoying people i am good at that but it dosnt pay to well  ::) ::) ::)

but my fall back is a trades plasterer yukko!!

worked with metal cutting and joining, resort cleaning, welfare worker, tree lopper, brickies labourer, net trading, delivering papers, salesman................bla bla bla work yuk much rather be detecting or fishing or thinking about them  ;D ;D ;D

i can do anything that i want too its just the want that sometimes alludes me  :o :o :o :o

seems we have many people from  many walks of life thats got to make it fun  ;D
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Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #66 on: April 13, 2011, 15:05
I've just applied to do volunteer work, to drive elderly people around..wont be problem for me to get..waiting for police checks on me and all systems will be go. ;D
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Garrett GTI2500, Tesoro Cibola, Goldsnoop
  • Oldest find: 1872 Penny



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #67 on: April 14, 2011, 19:51
Hi I have been waiting to write something here as was between jobs
have worked in Irrigation and horticulture and landscaping industry for last 18 years,
 landscaping then onto paving contractor
then workshop installation technician  installing pumps ,irrigation mainline (PVC ,poly pipe) building and rebuilding centre pivots, gearboxes for travailing irrigators.pipe fabrication welding stick MiG tig poly welding etc. rebuilding house pumps water plaster (eg gerni positive displacement pumps) large flood lifters, submercibles ,wind mills blar blar blar  all pumps  ;)....10 years
last 3.1/2 years irrigation sales  and design from water source to application sprinkler drip line or pop up sprinkler ,also purchasing officer for same company to many hours bringing work home not good  >:( >:(
Quit 3 weeks ago picked up job at local council Parks and Gardens playing in flowers mowing controlling the irrigation etc ,9 day fornight roster day every fortnight ,5 weeks holiday 10 days sick days not that I use them buggars much And money is the same
PS knock off 3:30 / 3:00 Fridays ;) stress free detecting ticket to detect on all parks and gardens but wait my Boss has a Whites detector
and loves detecting  ;)
also knows some old camp late 1800's in local emerald that has had predecies and a Sovereign Suxed from the ground which he has not found time to detect but he said he will show the secret squirrel site so I can meet owner (still kicking nice old fella)
cant wait
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 20:09 by jeffaust68 »
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Explorer SE. SEF 10X 12 COIL(silver coin vacuum), X-terra 705(goldie coin vacuum), XT1700 Minelab(first detector can't sell it ), Garrett Pro Pointer LESCHE Digging Knife
  • Oldest find: 1881 Victoria threepence & chinese coin mid 1835
http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffaust68 
:):)           Coin Hunt  PB $56.35



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #68 on: April 15, 2011, 18:49
x chippy xfirefighter x nearly everything
  • Detector(s) owned/used: m/l 505 705
  • Oldest find: 1961 shilling
seek and ye shall find (with luck!!)



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #69 on: April 18, 2011, 12:06
Jack of all trades/ recently six years land surveyor before that electronic technician Agilent Technologies

Tasyankee
  • Detector(s) owned/used: whites di pro
  • Oldest find: 1816 shilling,1818 half crown (aus)



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #70 on: May 23, 2011, 16:17
Just thought I'd 'bump' this to the top considering all the new members signing up.

Sambo
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Teknetics Omega, Minelab Explorer II
  • Oldest find: 1826 King George IV Penny ; 1843 QV Four Pence (Groat)



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #71 on: May 23, 2011, 17:30

The trouble with being retired................

No paid holidays or sick leave. >:( ;D ;D ::)

CP
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Whites DFX + 5 Coils (retired)- Currently, ML Safari with RNB Battery,Whites MX5
  • Oldest find: 1817 George 3 Shilling
If I can't handle it, I'll go & have a few beers, or a red wine....or both.... & go from there!



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #72 on: May 23, 2011, 18:01
The trouble with being retired................

No paid holidays or sick leave. >:( ;D ;D ::)

CP

And... begging for a handout from a working wife :'(


Veg.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Whites MXT, Tesoro DeLeon, ML Excalibur 1K x 2
  • Oldest find: Gothic Florin 1851 / 1923 Half Penny
Say NO to foreign landlords!!



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #73 on: May 23, 2011, 18:06

Yeah! went through that bit too, Veg.

Don't you get good at it, though! :'(

CP
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Whites DFX + 5 Coils (retired)- Currently, ML Safari with RNB Battery,Whites MX5
  • Oldest find: 1817 George 3 Shilling



Re: What do you do for a crust? Reply #74 on: May 23, 2011, 18:16
Yeah! went through that bit too, Veg.

Don't you get good at it, though! :'(

CP


Fraid I don't have a choice CP, what is IS!


Veg.
  • Detector(s) owned/used: Whites MXT, Tesoro DeLeon, ML Excalibur 1K x 2
  • Oldest find: Gothic Florin 1851 / 1923 Half Penny