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150aceboy
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« on: March 30, 2010, 12:16:29 PM »

Found these nut crackers on the 09/03/2010 Nr. Bridgend on pasture land.

Unfortunately one of the handles is missing, but if you look close at pics, you can see, where the nut was held, the little grips or teeth are as crisp as the day it was made.

They date from the 18th - 19th century.

Ace  Wink
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zorro
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 12:20:10 PM »

hey paul i found a nut cracker years ago when i was a kid and the family used them for years...better than the dross the missus bought from wilkinson's just before xmas...1st brazil nut  kapput!.
all xmas we litterally used a sledge hammer to crack a nut. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 12:23:06 PM »

lol Kev  Grin Grin , its certainly true m8, they don't make them like they used too lol
Ace  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 12:25:00 PM »

keep at that site paul wont be long until the big stuff is out then for the little hammies. Wink Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 12:26:52 PM »

Paul have to commend you on the quality of your photo's mate. talk me thro your set up, camera, lighting etc
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150aceboy
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 12:34:13 PM »

To be honest Kev, i just use a small table lamp next to item, and just put the camera into macro plus i use the flash.

No special settings at all Kev m8.

The camera i use is a Fujifilm FinePix  S5500,  i find it very simple to use and the preset settings have give me great results.

Hope this helps

Paul  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 12:41:03 PM »

so no expensive photo lab with photographic adjustable table and light sensors then?
my kind of set up
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 01:23:06 PM »

That little Ace does you proud Paul. Another good find mate. Smiley
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