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 Post subject: hand steeling
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:25 am 
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Does anybody know where the guys than compete in the hand steeling competitions get there jumpers and jacks

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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:48 pm 
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there is an international mining games "MUCKING" competition that college teams compete in and hand steeling is one of the competitions. Its usually in a concrete block but this year when they held the competetion in cornwall england it was a granite block!! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Ha! you should be able to find a jumper at any hard rock or anty mine laying around... and for the jack.. flea markets have some nice sledges for about $2 :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:47 pm 
hand steeling. is that what they did when the holes for the explosive were drilled by hitting a long metal bar with a hammer like John Henry?


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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:29 am 
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Miner Dave wrote:
hand steeling. is that what they did when the holes for the explosive were drilled by hitting a long metal bar with a hammer like John Henry?


Dave, you need to go to a library and find a copy of the book "Blown to Bits in the Mine" by Eric Twitty/Western Reflections Publishing. If they don't have a copy, try interloaning one.
This will give you some insight into mining practices.

Chris
in New Zealand

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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:14 am 
Couldn't get one. Have been searching for it since you told me. even went to bargain (used) book stores.


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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:35 pm 
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You could try Caboose Hobbies in Denver or BookMine in Leadville. There was also a bookstore in Silverton but I don't recall the name.
If a copy is still on the shelves then those places are your best bet, I'd try the Caboose first. Surely your local library can interloan a copy?

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 Post subject: Re: hand steeling
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:53 pm 
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http://www.amazon.com/Blown-Bits-Mine-E ... 1932738827

There Dave, you can still get one for Christmas.

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