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Dallas

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763 days ago

I was given a large number of Horseshoe hooks and thought I would make them available to everyone.

These are well made hooks made from real St. Croix Forge size 0 lite Horseshoes.

All the welds are strong that I’ve found so far.

They are is pretty rusty shape so I’ve been cleaning them up by electrolysis and wire wheel.

Using a medium flat rate box I can get about 12 in a box.

I would like to get $10 for a set of 4 and shipping will be the standard flatrate fees.

I have a Paypal account to make payment easier.

PM me here or email me at dallyQ@yahoo.com. Include the word “horseshoes” in the subject line.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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#1 posted 763 days ago

FAQ:

Yes, there is some rust and junk left in the grooves and ridges. I spend about 15 minutes apiece with both a fine wheel and a coarse wheel to clean them up.
Before they go in the vat they get a rough wire brushing to remove the loose rust and debris.

I’ve been noodling the idea of doing some powder coating on them. I can do just about any color, but on hand I have Red, White and Black. I thought about doing some with silver, (I’ve never tried that before), or a rust color that I tried once and wasn’t a great match for what I was doing.

I’ve also thought about electroplating them with a thin layer of copper. I think that would look way cool. I just need to find the correct medium to make the transfer. I’ve done some electroplating, but not a lot.
For those of you who do electrolytic de-rusting, electroplating isn’t much different….. They did it 4000 years ago in Persia with nothing more than a potato and some probes along with a transfer medium.

Thanks for the overwhelming response, I’m going to be busy for at least a week getting these things cleaned up!

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#2 posted 761 days ago

I have 6 sets left to clean. Yay! Woo-Hoo!, Halleluiah!

12 sets sold, and there are 8 sets left. I think the rest will go on eBay and stay rusty.

Thanks all, this is bringing us closer to a goal we have until the end of July to pay for.

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#3 posted 760 days ago

Got my horseshoes today, Dallas. You did a real nice job of cleaning them up. Thanks again.

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#4 posted 757 days ago

Way cool Tim! I’m glad you liked them.

I went down and got 30 more sets, so if anyone is interested, I’ll clean them up and make the same deal.

It looks to me like these are all brand new horseshoes that someone cut and welded.

I may go down Wednesday and pick up as many as will fit in the trunck of the car then put them on eBay rusty and full of debris at this price or cleaned up for $16 for a set of four plus shipping.

This would be a good time to get them as I really think they are too cool to toss in the scrap pile for recycling.

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#5 posted 757 days ago

Dallas, if you leave them rusty, someone can use something like RustX to give them that rough, black finish.

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