big ol box of brass watch gears..i guess gears like me.

November 11th, 2008 in member junk     
ultrajunk ultrajunk, member
8 users recommend

Today at the scrap yard i found a crate full of old watch and clock gears..all brass and 15 pounds of them. Talk about the hard work already done. And there was even a aluminum letter D right on top..saying they are for Damon. I guess gears are my thing this month. I added another picture of them spread out on my workbench..did not think that there was that many in the box.  wow!


Pattern or design used: Junk Built It
posted in: member junk, artwork, brass findings gears clocks

Comments (13)

ultrajunk writes: Barefootartist....Sorry I have not logged into this site for quite awhile, but just now read your can email me @ Posted: 2:42 am on March 15th
barefootartist writes: How do I contact you? I don't see any contact info for any members here. How much for the box???
barefoot artist
under constuction
Posted: 5:55 pm on January 27th
ShaeLeigh writes: These would be awesome jewelry makings... Posted: 9:02 pm on January 8th
catbishop writes: I'm jealous of your scrapyard, mine rarely such cool things as you are finding. You inspire me to keep looking tho!

cat Posted: 1:13 pm on November 23rd
Doodler writes: Sorting through inherited jars of similar treasures - I came to the conclusion that its genetic. My dad and grandfather both squirreled away odd parts - just in case. Plastic tackle trays are way better than peanut butter jars for sorting. Posted: 2:40 pm on November 14th
italianpeasant writes: damon, you missed my show :( maybe next time :) Posted: 12:18 pm on November 14th
CottageElements writes: Wow, you hit the jackpot didn't you! You found the most unique junk. Still can't get over the large gears. The are so cool! Thanks for letting us drowl.

Lani Posted: 11:27 pm on November 12th
vecernice writes: What a great find, do you have any project in mind with these? I would imagine them to be used for toys of some sort. Very cool.
eva Posted: 8:30 pm on November 12th
csudderth writes: Great find. Did you say you found these at the scrap yard--is that a metal scrap yard? Those are my favorite places of all time and I have spent many a Saturday morning scrounging through the junk. Unfortunately, our local yard has banned us because of liability reasons. I even offered to work part time just to get to see the junk. I can still go there to sell metal and if I'm crafty I can pick up a few things while selling. Just have to make sure my weight isn't more when I leave than when I come! BTW--I love these gears. What do you have in mind for them?
Christy Posted: 8:11 pm on November 12th
shabbychick writes: Sparkles like gold!!! What a great find... Posted: 1:53 pm on November 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You know, Damon, you'll be known around here as "gearhead" from now on. It's taken on a whole new meaning.

Great find.

Candy Posted: 6:21 am on November 12th
LuAnn writes: There's some junkers out there who would fight for those gears to make jewelry out of. You may be someone's new best friend. Great haul.

LuAnn Posted: 6:23 pm on November 11th
MimiToria writes: Very cool. I love gears too! Posted: 6:14 pm on November 11th
You must be logged in to post comments. Click here to login.