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I have access to big cat enclosures from the zoo that were installed around 1909 and torn down about 20 years ago. Several tons of bars with the majority being 3/4" and a little 1" round bar. The metal that holds the bars seem to be wrought and it's 1/2" thick by 2.5" wide with 3/4" holes punched 1.2" between the edges of the holes. I'm still trying to come up with a price that will be fair to the current owner and my time to cut it up and ship. May try to buy it all from him or just sell it on percentage. He doesn't want to deal with any of the work or selling. Here's some pics of a 3/4" bar and a piece of the flat bar with the holes that holds all the bars in place. Would anybody be interested in buying some of this stuff? Does this even look like decent quality wrought?

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I will probably want to get in on this too, but might have to wait 'till Friday(because I am poor and get paid that day :D ).

-Joe

 

"If you do not pursue a genuine path to its consummation, then a little bit of crookedness will later turn into a major warp." -Miyamoto Musashi

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Looking at my work schedule, it's going to probably be Tues May 4 before I could get any of this stuff shipped. This whole "real job" thing can be mighty inconvenient sometimes.

 

Here's some just forged flat without twisting. The shiny area on the right is where it didn't get all the way submerged in the FeCl.

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I could always use a piece of wroght iron but I would have to have a quote on the price before I could commit.

 

Doug Lester

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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I'm still tied up with work, but it looks good to get a couple loads of this stuff on Monday. Anybody still interested at $2 a pound + $11 flat rate shipping? It's just nearly impossible to go cheaper than that with reiforcing the boxes, hauling, and cutting up this stuff. A 1 foot long bar weighs 1 lb, 7 oz so about 21 bars is 30 lbs roughly. Haven't figured out just how many I can get into a medium flatrate box yet, but will have that info by Monday. They guy I'm getting this from seems like a straight up guy and says it's all on track, but I've never had business dealings with him before so I will wait until I have the iron home in my possession before taking any money or firm orders. I'll publish my paypal info then. Thanks for you patience.

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Please put me down for 30 lb. I will be on vacation Monday, May 3rd through Monday, May 10th so if the shipping information is available next week please email me and I will paypal when I get back.

 

email: dkaschner at comcast.net

 

Thanks!

 

Dan Kaschner

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I'd be interested in 10 pounds.

-Joe

 

"If you do not pursue a genuine path to its consummation, then a little bit of crookedness will later turn into a major warp." -Miyamoto Musashi

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Ten pounds would do me for quite a while. I'll be looking for the final details.

 

Doug Lester

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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OK, got a load of the iron back to the house today and I can package it tonight and tomorrow and get it in the mail Thursday morning. I have to leave on a work trip Thursday afternoon so after that it will be Monday before I can send any more.

 

Price is $2 per lb + $10 shipping and it's all 3/4" round bar. What I thought was 1" bar turned out to be 3/4" solid bar with a sleeve on it. Not sure why they did that. I'll check just how much I can fit in a flat rate box later this afternoon.

 

Anyway, paypal is catfish@bigriver.net

 

Looks like about 60 lbs is the max comfortably in one box. The reinforced box weighs almost 3 lbs and the limit is 70 lbs so that works out pretty good.

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