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Old 07-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #21
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It looks an awful lot like the stud that holds a plastic caster on a desk chair to me.


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Hmmmm--it does, though no earthly idea how it would have gotten there-- maybe fell from the sky like the coke bottle in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movie :-)
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Hmmmm--it does, though no earthly idea how it would have gotten there-- maybe fell from the sky like the coke bottle in "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movie :-)
I think you may be right. It looks to be black plastic residue on the large end.
W/o a nice big hole in it, it certainly wouldn't have the wonderful whistling noise as it fell from the sky:-D

What a great movie, I haven't thought about that one in a while.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:36 PM   #24
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It looks an awful lot like the stud that holds a plastic caster on a desk chair to me.


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Yes! DUH. Something was so familiar and yet I couldn't place it.
I'm an owner of Answer Center - a call center, and my operators break chair casters at least once every two months - never connected the dots yet this thread nagged at me.

Whew. RIP.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:36 PM   #25
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I'm just astounded that you people don't know a "what's-it" when you see one!!!!
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Looks like a directional spool shuttle from a hydraulic control unit? Mine looks very close to that piece, more than likely came from the mill you had on site.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:14 PM   #27
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Bobby Joe, one of the guys who was running the mill had loaded a broken desk chair in his pickup 8 months prior. The caster fell off and remained in the bed of the truck that was used for servicing the mill equipment on your property. The black plastic part of the caster was crushed when it fell into the gap between the back edge of the bed and the bottom lip of the tailgate when one afternoon Bobby shut the tailgate with some difficulty. The stud fell free from the caster and dropped out on your property. The black plastic wheel is still stuck in the gap of Bobby Joes tailgate.

I am pretty sure this is EXACTLY how the stud came to rest on your property.




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I guess the jig is up...We were out tromping around the NC backwoods, hunting critters, when I tripped and dropped my AR-15...

I heard a 'twang' sound as some part of the rifle flew into the tall grass nearby...

We looked for 15 min's for the part without finding anything...

That danged rifle hasn't worked since..! I guess it's bad karma for tresspassing..!
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