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Images and accounts of relevant equipment made or owned by members or the club.
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Currently focussing on fossicking sieve stands.
There is no particular type of fossicking sieve stand that is suitable for all conditions. When searching for specimens by walking to different areas and sampling then just a sieve, small shovel and a small pick is suitable. However also carrying a lightweight dry sieve fossicking stand is common.
When someone has found specimens then it is common for others to join in a few meters away and set up lightweight dry sieve fossicking stands straightaway.
If an extended amount of time is to be spent at some location then having a lightweight sieve stand is less of an issue than having a more efficient way to sieve, such as attempting to use a sieve with water.
Water capable sieve stand Water capable stand fabricated by Damian
Stands Tim Franklin arranged for the stands below to be fabricated by a boilermaker.
2 stands for large (17 inch) sieves 1 stand for a small (12 inch) sieve 3 poles 1.3 meters Sieves and Pans 4 large (17 inch) fossicking sieves - 2 x 1⁄8 inch, 1 x 1⁄4 inch, 1 x 1⁄3 inch 3 small (12 inch) fossicking sieves - 1 x 1⁄8 inch, 2 x 1⁄4 inch 1 garden sieve (14 inch) 3 plastic pans with riffles 2 metal pans Donated to club Sieve set donated to club by Trevor Hannam.
Image of aluminium sieve stand top, lightweight and foldable Made by Craig Walker. Owned by Craig and Peggy Walker
The bottom image shows the sieve stand disassembled with a standard steel tent pole
There are two standard sieve sizes, 33 cm and 45 cm. The sieve stand is for 45 cm sieves.
The parts are:
Two lengths of vice folded flat bed aluminium (5 mm thick, 25mm wide), horizontal length 44 cm, side vertical lengths 8 cm and slightly over 90 degrees from horizontal.