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    Great story! Funny after it happenes Im sure.

    Great story! Funny after it happenes Im sure.
  2. I have used the wooden vice technique many times...

    I have used the wooden vice technique many times with success. Using the vice frees up both of your hands so you have lots of control.
  3. Put a few drops of penetrating oil or lube around...

    Put a few drops of penetrating oil or lube around stopper then clamp stopper in wood jaw vise and grab bottle firmly and try wiggling it out by twisting/pulling bottle.
  4. Do tell us more, and unwrap those beauties.

    Do tell us more, and unwrap those beauties.
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    That sure is alot of bottles. Based on the pics...

    That sure is alot of bottles. Based on the pics they look to be from the 1920s thru 1940s. I would say you have a mega dump site on your hands.
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    Sounds like you have some good spots to dig. I...

    Sounds like you have some good spots to dig. I suggest when you start getting deeper than 4 feet have somebody with you for safety and use a 5 gal bucket and rope to haul dirt out of hole. Post some...
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    Thanks for the reply. Yes, yes I recently heard...

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, yes I recently heard about using a waterpik from another.
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    Nope, no pontil on that one, but a nice example...

    Nope, no pontil on that one, but a nice example just the same.
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    Nice find! I love it when construction workers do...

    Nice find! I love it when construction workers do all the digging and expose stuff.
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    You might try soaking it in acetone to see if...

    You might try soaking it in acetone to see if that will help dissolve or break down the resin.
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    Hence the term..."Going in style"

    Hence the term..."Going in style"
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    After tumbling cleaning

    Hey gang I was wondering if anybody's come up with some good cleaning techniques after a bottle is tumbled.

    Specifically for what I called" blackheads" I suspect it's the polishing compound that...
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    From my experience the only way to know what's in...

    From my experience the only way to know what's in a privy is to dig it,sometimes it's a joyous thing other times and major disappointment. As far as regionally do New England privies have bottles? ...
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    Oh those pesky black heads left behind from...

    Oh those pesky black heads left behind from tumbling. Yup muriatic acid does the trick.
  15. Very interesting. Did you dig it? If not its hard...

    Very interesting. Did you dig it? If not its hard to say what age it is. It has the crude look if an old bottle, yet there are some things that look to new. There are so many decorative bottles made...
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    Maybe a light coating of shelac may help...

    Maybe a light coating of shelac may help stabilize it.
  17. Bottle Tumbler just in time for x-mas

    Hey gang,

    I just wanted to share my excitment. Today I got my tumbler from the Jar Doctor. What an excellent piece of engineering! I got the two canister system and shes off and running. Have a...
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    Awesome finds!! My recent privy dig was a bust,...

    Awesome finds!! My recent privy dig was a bust, so I'm hopeful the next will produce something. Thanks for sharing.
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