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    The Thrill of the Hunt

    I don't know about the rest, but the scrap game is exciting to me. I had a guy call a week ago about a job cleaning up a farm he just bought. I've been waiting a week, and today he met me at the site. An old Ford Galaxy 500 4 door, 3 heating oil tanks, other miscellaneous junk, then I saw it. The Tie Master 40. I got so excited my wife was jealous if this rusty old beauty. Not a chip of paint left on her except the perfectly preserved name and manufacturer info, and she's all mine now. I get to save her from certain destruction at the scrap yard. I think sometimes finding cool things is more fun than payday, but my wife just doesn't get it....yet.


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    Good luck getting your wife to side with you on the cool stuff over the payday . I think a lot of us are waiting for that item to convince them , also welcome to the forum , I believe I missed your intro . If she is on board with the scrapping thou your allready ahead of the game . Galaxy pic plz
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    Did a google, no luck. What is a Tie Master 40?

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    Yep, I just did the same. I'm still excited for you even though I don't know what it is!!

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    Telemaster 40 is an RC airplane. Perhaps that's it?

    Taskmaster made tractors. Perhaps this is a reference to a 40hp tractor? That makes more sense in context.
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    I guess I wasn't thinking. A Tie Master was an electric tobacco stringing machine. Basicly a sewing machine to attach tobacco to sticks for hanging in the barn to cure. Before those it was all done by hand. I'll post some pics as soon as I can, might be a few days.

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    Flue-cured, Burley, or both...?

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    Flue cured. Burly was left on its own stalk to air cure.

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    Flue cured. Burly was left on its own stalk to air cure.

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    Most wives don't get the scrapping thrill . Nor are they happy to tell others about it . Unless
    you can continually hand them money from it . Not to sound sexist as many woman scrap also
    But i'd say if you won your woman over as a normal Dude and discovered scrapping on her watch
    you have a hill to climb . Same can be said of a woman who discovers it with a 9 to 5 husband
    who comes home each day to items beyond beauty sitting in the yard !!
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