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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 27th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
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If by NH you mean New Hampshire, then I'm fairly near. I'm in Bawstin.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 27th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Yes sir, I am - I have placed a bid on a Canadian Production wheel in Hollis, NH. The seller is 75, and is willing to ship, but I don't know if she's capable of packing it up etc. It might be easier (if I win, of course) to pay someone to go over, pack it up, and hand it off to UPS. With compensation, of course.

The auction ends on Tuesday....I've got my fingers crossed (she's listed it 3 times, and no one's nibbled, so maybe I'll get lucky.)
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 28th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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Oooh. Got a link?

Hollis is an easy drive from here -- About 65 miles or so. Not quite as far as I go to go shooting so it's definitely in the No Problemo category.

I have no clue how to pack a wheel for shipping. Disassemble, put small parts in baggie and tie/tape to treadle or something, wrap in bubble wrap, put in box, tape firmly, mark "Fragile" and give to UPS?
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 28th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Here's the listing: Flax Wheel

You've got the basic idea - just make sure the flyer array/MOA is well protected, the rest pad with bubble wrap/foam peanuts (or "ghost turds" as we call 'em here) and let UPS take it. But...no "FRAGILE". They tend to toss it around that way. Insure it for...at least $1K. They don't wanna pay the insurance if they break it. *eg*
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 28th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh it's pretty. And definitely insurable as a valuable antique for at least $1K.

Just as well that (a) I don't have room for a 3rd wheel and (b) you're a friend of mine or I'd put in a bid on it.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:October 29th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
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Hey! *gg*

I'm hoping noone else notices it - this is the 3rd time she's listed it, and it's not in Spinning, it's in Antique Furniture. Fingers are crossed...

And, don't you mean 4th wheel? I mean, you haven't actually *ordered* your AA yet, but you're thinking about it.....:whistles innocently:

I'll let you (and everyone else) know if/when I get it. Then we can work out logistics/payment/etc.
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From:hugh_mannity
Date:October 29th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
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OK! I hope you get it, it's a pretty wheel.

No I haven't sent in my order for an AA, my walking speed and treadling speed have only just stabilised at their new post-op and therapy state. At least I think they've stabilised...
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