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Post by Head Idiot on Fri May 15, 2020 7:30 pm

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Doesn't have anything to do with the gym, but made some shelves for the basement Wed afternoon to today. I decided to wait on the weight tree until I got the scraps from this project.

The red bag is still our Christmas tree.
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Post by Head Idiot on Tue May 19, 2020 3:31 pm

Delta, or anyone else- Know of any places that are actually shipping plates? I'd really like to get more, but most places are swamped or shut down.
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Post by 19delta on Tue May 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Head Idiot wrote:Delta, or anyone else- Know of any places that are actually shipping plates? I'd really like to get more, but most places are swamped or shut down.

That's going to be really tough. I've been looking and about the only plates I can find are calibrated competiton plates (like from Eleiko) but they are insanely expensive.

If you are really desperate, I have seen a ton of videos on YouTube lately that show how you can make weights out of concrete. Basically like the old Sears sets.
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Post by Head Idiot on Tue May 19, 2020 4:11 pm

Ya, I've seen those. I'm not that desperate. Yet.😀

York has recently changed their banner from completely shut down to check back in 24 hours. Their website also says they have some plates in stock. We'll see.
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Post by 19delta on Wed May 20, 2020 10:30 am

I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
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Post by Head Idiot on Wed May 20, 2020 10:48 am

19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?
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Post by 19delta on Wed May 20, 2020 11:22 am

Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?

I offered to buy them from him but he told me to just hang on to them and use them until the shutdown is over.

One set of 45lbs plates is from York. Rusty but super-smooth machining and a really tight fit on the barbell. When I saw they were old, rusty, Yorks, my heart skipped a beat because I thought they might be deep-dish plates but I wasn't THAT lucky (but still really lucky!). I have them soaking in some WD-40 right now.

So, we now have 3 sets of full-sized, matched 45s (albeit each set from a different company), 3 sets of Fitness Gear 45s, 1 set of York 35s, 1 set of Fitness Gear 35s, 2 sets each of Fitness Gear 25s and 10s and 1 set each of Fitness Gear 5s and 2.5s. Plus 2 barbells, a Texas Dead Lift Bar, the Intek trap bar, and a couple other odds and ends.

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Post by 19delta on Wed May 20, 2020 11:35 am

There is a couple my wife and I know through wrestling. About 2 weeks ago, the wife found out that the husband was cheating and she threw him out and then proceeded to drag him all over social media. Wife is volatile and was not going to take it easy on him...absolutely clobbered the guy publicly! Laughing

While doing this, she also started selling off all his stuff. He had a weight set at home with 300lbs of matched Olympic weights that were in good shape (he just bought them about 8 months ago). She posted up on Facebook that she was selling them and would take the first offer she got. I wanted to jump all over it but hesitated because I know the guy pretty well and didn't want to benefit from his misery. The first person to respond to her was the principal at the kids' school...obviously he wasn't troubled in the least! Laughing
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Post by Head Idiot on Wed May 20, 2020 12:33 pm

All's fair in love and swole.

I'd have jumped all over that stuff. If he took issue with it, I'd have told him he should have kept his dick in his pants. That is one thing I can't tolerate.
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Post by Teetime on Wed May 20, 2020 1:11 pm

19delta wrote:We have about 900lbs of weights now.


Let me know when you get up to a challenging weight.

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Post by Head Idiot on Wed May 20, 2020 1:20 pm

19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?

I offered to buy them from him but he told me to just hang on to them and use them until the shutdown is over.

One set of 45lbs plates is from York. Rusty but super-smooth machining and a really tight fit on the barbell. When I saw they were old, rusty, Yorks, my heart skipped a beat because I thought they might be deep-dish plates but I wasn't THAT lucky (but still really lucky!). I have them soaking in some WD-40 right now.

So, we now have 3 sets of full-sized, matched 45s (albeit each set from a different company), 3 sets of Fitness Gear 45s, 1 set of York 35s, 1 set of Fitness Gear 35s, 2 sets each of Fitness Gear 25s and 10s and 1 set each of Fitness Gear 5s and 2.5s. Plus 2 barbells, a Texas Dead Lift Bar, the Intek trap bar, and a couple other odds and ends.

To remove the rust, do you just soak them or wite brush them and then soak? Are you painting them after de rustification?
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Post by 19delta on Wed May 20, 2020 1:33 pm

Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?

I offered to buy them from him but he told me to just hang on to them and use them until the shutdown is over.

One set of 45lbs plates is from York. Rusty but super-smooth machining and a really tight fit on the barbell. When I saw they were old, rusty, Yorks, my heart skipped a beat because I thought they might be deep-dish plates but I wasn't THAT lucky (but still really lucky!). I have them soaking in some WD-40 right now.

So, we now have 3 sets of full-sized, matched 45s (albeit each set from a different company), 3 sets of Fitness Gear 45s, 1 set of York 35s, 1 set of Fitness Gear 35s, 2 sets each of Fitness Gear 25s and 10s and 1 set each of Fitness Gear 5s and 2.5s. Plus 2 barbells, a Texas Dead Lift Bar, the Intek trap bar, and a couple other odds and ends.

To remove the rust, do you just soak them or wite brush them and then soak? Are you painting them after de rustification?

Because they are not mine, I am just going to give them a WD-40 soak and wipe them off.

But, with the plates I own, which were pretty rusty, I had my oldest take them to work and he used a sandblaster on them to remove the surface rust and smooth out sharp edges. Then, I painted them using Rustoleum tractor and implement spray paint. I'm not overly concerned with appearance, more so with rust as my garage doesn't have great circulation and can get damp. I'm also wiping down all of our barbells 1x a week with WD-40.
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Post by Head Idiot on Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm

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Put in rubber flooring and made a weight tree over my weekend Thursday and Friday. Don't know that I have the energy to try it out now.😀
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Post by Head Idiot Today at 8:25 am

19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?

I offered to buy them from him but he told me to just hang on to them and use them until the shutdown is over.

One set of 45lbs plates is from York. Rusty but super-smooth machining and a really tight fit on the barbell. When I saw they were old, rusty, Yorks, my heart skipped a beat because I thought they might be deep-dish plates but I wasn't THAT lucky (but still really lucky!). I have them soaking in some WD-40 right now.

So, we now have 3 sets of full-sized, matched 45s (albeit each set from a different company), 3 sets of Fitness Gear 45s, 1 set of York 35s, 1 set of Fitness Gear 35s, 2 sets each of Fitness Gear 25s and 10s and 1 set each of Fitness Gear 5s and 2.5s. Plus 2 barbells, a Texas Dead Lift Bar, the Intek trap bar, and a couple other odds and ends.

Do you prefer the deep dish plates? Why?

Just interested.
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Post by 19delta Today at 11:23 am

Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:
Head Idiot wrote:
19delta wrote:I just scored four 45lbs plates and two 35lbs plates from a neighbor. He had them collecting dust and rust in the garage.

We have about 900lbs of weights now.
You suck.

What'd you get them for a lb?

I offered to buy them from him but he told me to just hang on to them and use them until the shutdown is over.

One set of 45lbs plates is from York. Rusty but super-smooth machining and a really tight fit on the barbell. When I saw they were old, rusty, Yorks, my heart skipped a beat because I thought they might be deep-dish plates but I wasn't THAT lucky (but still really lucky!). I have them soaking in some WD-40 right now.

So, we now have 3 sets of full-sized, matched 45s (albeit each set from a different company), 3 sets of Fitness Gear 45s, 1 set of York 35s, 1 set of Fitness Gear 35s, 2 sets each of Fitness Gear 25s and 10s and 1 set each of Fitness Gear 5s and 2.5s. Plus 2 barbells, a Texas Dead Lift Bar, the Intek trap bar, and a couple other odds and ends.

Do you prefer the deep dish plates? Why?

Just interested.

No, I don't prefer them. I just think they are really cool. Collector's item. They are worth a couple hundred bucks each.
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Post by Head Idiot Today at 5:45 pm

Oh. I wondered because York has them on their website for sale (whenever they actually start selling stuff). I didn't know if you thought there were advantages.
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