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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:54 pm

Picks are $100 dollars each. Can post Australia wide.[
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:04 pm

Gday Junkyarddog

Your picks look the part and can you tell us what size pick heads you have there and also the length of the handles?
Good job there mate!
Thanks
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:04 pm

G'day junkyarddog,

They look like a very sturdy and well made picks. I was just wondering have you got the prices for them??
Maybe a bit more info/sizes.
Very nice.

Cheers.

Mike.  cheers   santa   rendeer 

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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:43 pm

UNCLE BOB wrote:Gday Junkyarddog

Your picks look the part and can you tell us what size pick heads you have there and also the length of the handles?
Good job there mate!
Thanks
UB
Hi there uncle bob , the sizes vary , as each pick head is individually hand cut , no 2 picks are exactly the same size , but on average the length from scraping end to pointed end is 320 m.m. , 315 m.m. , 310 m.m. , 305 m.m. , 300 m.m. , the width of scraping end can vary from 100 m.m. , 110 m.m. , 115 m.m. , 120 m.m. , 130 m.m. , 140 m.m. , 150 m.m. , 160 m.m. up to 200 m.m. wide , handles are a mixture of American hickory , American white ash , English oak , and aussie spotted gum, each handle is hand fitted and riveted with either a 6 m.m. or 9 m.m. pin , the handles lengths are from 300 m.m. 400 m.m. , 500 m.m., 600 m.m. , 700 m.m. , 750 m.m. up to 900 m.m.  I have taken a few of my prototype picks into the goldfields close to my place and dug with them all day , I have purposely tried to break the handle spigot from the blade where it is welded ,I put the spiked end under a tree root and 2 of us levered on the handle for 3 minutes , backwards and forwards , it did not fail, it just sprung to and frow ,I hope this answers your question , regards , Andy .

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Post  Tunnel Rat on Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Ive had one for a fair while now,right place right time. Had it made to my shape and to my weight of steal with a hard as a cats head spotted gum handle to my choice of length. What can I say. Ive got models of all the known makes and they reside in my shed now happily rusting in retirement,geez its a good pick. Its good to see that they are out there,good luck with em Junkyard
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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:07 pm

Mike54 wrote:G'day junkyarddog,

They look like a very sturdy and well made picks. I was just wondering have you got the prices for them??
Maybe a bit more info/sizes.
Very nice.

Cheers.

Mike.      cheers    santa    rendeer 
Hi Mike , thanks for your interest , sizes vary , each pick is individual , length from scraping end to pointed end is from 300 m.m. , to 320 m.m. , scraping end varies in width from 100 m.m. , to 200 m.m. , handle lengths vary from 300 m.m. , to 900 m.m. and every thing in between , handles are a mixture of American hickory , American white ash , English oak , and aussie spotted gum , handles are hand fitted with either a 6 m.m. or 9 m.m. rivet , which is hand peened . One of my pre sale testuntil ths was trying to break the handle spigot from the pick head , at the welded connection , we put the blade end into a 8 inch dawn vice , and proceeded to bash on the handle spigot with a 10 l.b sledge hammer, we belted it up and down , left and right ,until the spigot was completely deformed , the welded connection did not fail , I am offering a lifetime replacement warranty on the welded connection between the spigot and the pick head , I am pricing all of my picks at $100 each , across the board , I have sold over 70 picks with no returns , I hope this answers your questions , regards , Andy .

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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:14 pm

madmax800 wrote:Rule 3 states you must have prices on each item sold,

Better update before the mods remove it.

They don't believe in Christmas. Wink  Very Happy  study 

Hi there , thanks for the heads up, I have just added the pricing , cheers .

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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Tunnel Rat wrote:Ive  had one for a fair while now,right place right time. Had it made to my shape and to my weight of steal with a hard as a cats head spotted gum handle to my choice of length. What can I say. Ive got models of all the known makes and they reside in my shed now happily rusting in retirement,geez its a good pick. Its good to see that they are out there,good luck with em Junkyard
G-day tunnel rat , I am glad you are happy with your choice of pick , hope to catch up with you one day out in the goldfields , cheers .

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Post  goldchaser on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:39 pm

They look awsome junkyard. Where you at?
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Post  junkyarddog on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:51 pm

goldchaser wrote:They look awsome junkyard. Where you at?
G-day gold chaser , I am in diamond valley , Victoria , thanks for your interest , cheers .

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Post  goldchaser on Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:27 pm

Cheers junkyard
I'll PM you soon,post to Kal is ok I hope?
Grab a couple next month sometime.

Merryxmas
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Post  junkyarddog on Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:26 pm

goldchaser wrote: Cheers junkyard
  I'll PM you soon,post to Kal is ok I hope?
  Grab a couple next month sometime.

   Merryxmas
G-day Goldchaser , I can send aust. wide , no problem , later on we can discuss head length , scraping end width , and handle length, seasons greetings as well , cheers .

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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:01 pm

Hi Junkyarddog
When a pick is turned to the side, I use it to scrape away dug up dirt to one side.
Now is there any chance to have the pick head made slightly straight to do this?

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Post  CostasDee on Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:52 pm

Hi Uncle Bob,
I bought one of these picks some time ago and am very happy with it. I used to use a Walco and did what you are saying, turn it on it's side to sweep a bit of dirt in one hit, but that's because the Walco has a skinnier front end and I have found with this pick, being a lot wider across the front scraping end, that it scoops plenty of soil so I do not miss the side straight edge of the Walco. Don't get me wrong, the Walco is a damn good pick, and a picks' job is only to dig, but this one that I bought off Junkyarddog just feels a little bit better in my hand and is more of a pleasure to use.
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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:21 pm

CostasDee wrote:Hi Uncle Bob,
I bought one of these picks some time ago and am very happy with it. I used to use a Walco and did what you are saying, turn it on it's side to sweep a bit of dirt in one hit, but that's because the Walco has a skinnier front end and I have found with this pick, being a lot wider across the front scraping end, that it scoops plenty of soil so I do not miss the side straight edge of the Walco. Don't get me wrong, the Walco is a damn good pick, and a picks' job is only to dig, but this one that I bought off Junkyarddog just feels a little bit better in my hand and is more of a pleasure to use.
Yeah Costasdee
I know what you're saying but I still like the idea of having to scape dirt to the side when digging deeper holes and the spade of the pick is not enough, just want it to be my ultimate pick....!


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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:40 pm

hum they look good m8 I may have to buy one off ya when I meet you hopefully sooner than latter  Very Happy 

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Post  junkyarddog on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:28 pm

UNCLE BOB wrote:Hi Junkyarddog
When a pick is turned to the side, I use it to scrape away dug up dirt to one side.
Now is there any chance to have the pick head made slightly straight to do this?
G-day uncle bob , I do also make straight sided prospecting picks , the straight sided picks I have at present are , 1 x 150 m.m. wide , 335 m.m. long, handle length 680 m.m. , 1 x 150 m.m. wide , 330m.m. long ,handle length 670 m.m. , 1 x 170 m.m. wide , 300 m.m. long , handle length 670 , 1 x 140 m.m. wide , 260 m.m. long , handle length 605 m.m. , and 1 x 135 m.m. wide , 305 m.m. long , handle length 440 m.m.  , but if you require a straight sided pick 150 m.m. wide , 320 m.m. long , with a spotted gum handle 900 m.m. long , I can soon make  it to your requirements , I will soon upload some pics of my straight sided picks , regards , junkyarddog .

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Post  junkyarddog on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:32 pm

gold finding wrote:hum they look good m8 I may have to buy one off ya when I meet you hopefully sooner than latter  Very Happy 
no problem , I have plenty in stock at the moment , many various head sizes and handle lengths ,just contact me when you want to catch up , cheers .

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Post  goldchaser on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:33 pm

junkyarddog wrote:
goldchaser wrote: Cheers junkyard
  I'll PM you soon,post to Kal is ok I hope?
  Grab a couple next month sometime.

   Merryxmas
G-day Goldchaser , I can send aust. wide , no problem , later on we can discuss head length , scraping end width , and handle length, seasons greetings as well , cheers .

Cheers JY,
Been meaning to turn our walcos into something like yours but yours at $100 a pop well I couldn't be bothered.  Laughing 
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Post  junkyarddog on Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:43 pm

goldchaser wrote:
junkyarddog wrote:
goldchaser wrote: Cheers junkyard
  I'll PM you soon,post to Kal is ok I hope?
  Grab a couple next month sometime.

   Merryxmas
G-day Goldchaser , I can send aust. wide , no problem , later on we can discuss head length , scraping end width , and handle length, seasons greetings as well , cheers .

Cheers JY,
           Been meaning to turn our walcos into something like yours but yours at $100 a pop well I couldn't be bothered.  Laughing 
G-day goldchaser , thanks for your interest in my custom made picks , hope to hear from you soon , cheers , junkyarddog .

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Post  junkyarddog on Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:07 pm

CostasDee wrote:Hi Uncle Bob,
I bought one of these picks some time ago and am very happy with it. I used to use a Walco and did what you are saying, turn it on it's side to sweep a bit of dirt in one hit, but that's because the Walco has a skinnier front end and I have found with this pick, being a lot wider across the front scraping end, that it scoops plenty of soil so I do not miss the side straight edge of the Walco. Don't get me wrong, the Walco is a damn good pick, and a picks' job is only to dig, but this one that I bought off Junkyarddog just feels a little bit better in my hand and is more of a pleasure to use.
G-day CostasDee , I am glad that you are happy with your pick , and I also appreciate your feedback , hopefully catch up one day in the goldfields , cheers .

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Post  junkyarddog on Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:19 pm

UNCLE BOB wrote:Hi Junkyarddog
When a pick is turned to the side, I use it to scrape away dug up dirt to one side.
Now is there any chance to have the pick head made slightly straight to do this?
G-day , uncle bob , I have uploaded the pics of a few of my straight sided picks , cheers , junkyarddog .

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:19 pm

Hi Junkyarddog
I've got the measurements for you for my ultimate pick.
Pick head - 150mm wide and 430mm long with a straight side. The handle to be 900mm long and of spotted gum.
How does all that stack up for you?
I've tried a few picks but this size works really well for me as I am a tall guy

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Post  junkyarddog on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:04 pm

UNCLE BOB wrote:Hi Junkyarddog
I've got the measurements for you for my ultimate pick.
Pick head - 150mm wide and 430mm long with a straight side. The handle to be 900mm long and of spotted gum.
How does all that stack up for you?
I've tried a few picks but this size works really well for me as I am a tall guy
G-day uncle bob , width of scraping end is no problem , it can be from 100 m.m. to 250 m.m. , but pick length from scraping end to pointed end is at its maximum at 335 m.m. And 900 m.m. handle length is no problem ,regards , Junkyarddog .

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Post  tack on Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:16 am

Hello junkyarddog, does your picks have magnets in the handles. Cannot see them in the photos. Also do you post them out and the cost of postage. There is two models , do they have names or model numbers.

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Post  ollyb64 on Tue May 09, 2017 5:39 pm

Hello all. I am new to the site so excuse my lack of knowledge. I am wondering if the junkyarddog picks are still available. Can anyone please let me know if they're being made still. Really need to get myself a good pick. Thank you all.

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