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New sifter
Posted by: tvr
Date: August 18, 2019 07:12PM
Lately, I've been finding more than my share of pop rivets that have broken loose from chairs and stuff that people take to the beach then rush to pick up when the high tide starts to overtake where they set up. I haven't very often used a sifter of any sort, but since the rivets have been going through my scoop, I figured it might be time to use a sifter.

I found a fish basket in the restaurant supply store that looks promising and it is inexpensive. It is part number PLFP0001. It is 18 inches in diameter. If you search on the part number, lots of sellers show up. You need to watch the shipping charges if you order on line.

I may need to go with a bigger noodle float ... but as is, it is pretty easy to carry. I can clip the tow line to the basket side or one of the tie wraps and just throw the loop over my shoulder and go, with the detector in one hand and the scoop in the other.

Not sure when I'll go try it, but the rivets are not going to fall through this sifter. The split shot and BB pellets I sometimes find won't fall through this sifter either. If you look at the picture, there is a penny and a small wire connector in the sifter. I just hope it lets the sand and dirt through in sufficient quantities. It is all plastic so I should be able to use a pinpointer with it.
Cheers,
tvr




Re: New sifter
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: August 18, 2019 08:45PM
Looks good and light, so you better get out there and use it! The bay is calling you!



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Re: New sifter
Posted by: Daddy
Date: August 27, 2019 05:26PM
Nice.



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My Revamped Sifter After 15 Years Ago
Posted by: Mike K (Ohio)
Date: August 31, 2019 11:07PM
I started out that way but here is my sifter as of today....




Re: New sifter
Posted by: OldBeechnut
Date: September 01, 2019 10:05AM
tvr..you should be able to tell those small targets with the excalibur if your hunting in PP. Rarely do I dig the quick chrips. And if I do 99% of the time it's junk, and this is at the older beach's. Fresh drop spots which I rarely hunt, one might be best digging them. I'll be out the day after Labor day at a few (fresh drop) beach's that are closed during the summer, see how that goes. I never do well..

You have any plans for the storm coming? Right now OC Md might be good Saturday, but also here...which to do, is the question.

If you do plan on going with a big noodle sifter check amazon for the big 5 inch noodles, I just got one to replace my smaller 3.5 inch.



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Re: New sifter
Posted by: tvr
Date: September 01, 2019 02:17PM
Just got back from trip to south central Virginia for grandkids birthday. Youngest daughter had two of her three babies days before and days after Labor day so we had a combined party.

Thanks for the notes. I think I have a bigger noodle buried in a corner of the garage.

I'll be watching the storm path. If it comes up the coast, the wrap around may drag a lot of water out of our parts. Will wait and see.

I normally hunt pinpoint / autotune. If those pop-rivets are shallow, they sound pretty good to me until they drop through the scoop; then I know they are small and I just want to get them out of the way so I don't dig them again the next time through. Your ear is probably more in tune than mine!
Cheers,
tvr

Re: New sifter
Posted by: goodmore
Date: September 01, 2019 03:38PM
I like seeing things like this being made. Arts and crafts time.