Ad by google

Monday, 7 December 2015

How to beach metal detect- Part 1 choosing the right beach metal detector

Beach metal detecting guide.


Hi all, I thought I would put together a comprehensive guide about beach metal detecting. This is going to be a work in progress guide made up of quite a few parts hopefully covering many aspects of the hobby with tips and advice for beginners and seasoned detectorists alike

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Magnet fishing: How to make a magnet fishing rig.

Hello treasure hunters!



I have only managed to get out magnet fishing a handful of times but I have been asked in the comments to my videos numerous times if I could say what i used and where I got the stuff from to make my magnet fishing rig.

So this weekend I decided I would make a quick video for anyone who is interested  in making their own rig. I have tried to keep the video short but with enough for you too work out the basics, so i hope it helps someone, somewhere.

I hope you enjoy the video and it helps in your quest to get some magnet fishing loot!

Video is below :)






Sunday, 8 November 2015

Metal detecting, a first for me.

Hi all, got out metal detecting yesterday which was the first time in a while.

I went to my usual pasture permission and the cows were playing ball and keeping to one area over in the distance, perfect! I set the XP adx250 into d2 with minimum discrimination and sensitivity up just past 3 o clock.

I only spent 3 hours down there but had some real cracking finds including a religious pendant and my first ever cap badge and its a real beauty.

Here is the video, please thumbs up and share.


Saturday, 24 October 2015

One a the metal detecting dangers, bombs on the beach!

Hi all, bit of a change from my usual metal detecting video this weekend. Today I made a video to highlight the dangers that lurk out there waiting for us detectorists to stick our spades in.

I took a trip to a local beach to me which has a serious problem with old bombs, this beach is not really popular however the two beaches to the north and south are and bombs regularly wash up at them.

Check out my video, its quite shocking what is on a public beach, remember folks, stay safe and if an object looks suspicious please don't touch it.



Andy

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Do you struggle with knocking on doors to gain metal detecting permission?

Hello all,

I have not got much to say or anything to write about at the moment in regards to metal detecting. So I will share a link with you instead.

The link will take you to my buddy Dick Stout's metal detecting blog who has a great blog post that is aimed at helping our counterparts across the pond gain metal detecting permissions. Don't worry though all his points are still relevant over here in the UK!

Go check it out by clicking Here

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Marko Racer metal detector air tests with gold, silver and coins!

Hi all, as some of you may know I am getting rid of my racer and have replaced it with the XP adx250.

I thought before I got rid of it I would do some air tests using some of my old finds in the hope that it helps any potential new buyers of this machine.

I have also been asked on many occasions by lots of people what benefits you get by using the racer in all metal mode over 3 tone and 2 tone. Well in this video you will see exactly how much more capable it is in all metal mode!

Hope you enjoy it :)


Sunday, 27 September 2015

Magnet fishing attempt two, a brace of coins.

Well after my first attempt at magnet fishing produced little more than a flatfish ( oh the irony!) I had pretty much decided to give up on magnet fishing. However this morning I had a couple of hours to spare and a strange craving to give it another try!

So off I went to the local river foreshore. The weather was less than perfect with a cold eerie deep for sweeping in from the river which brought visibility down to around 15ft.

Sorry to any fish fanatics, there was non to be had. However I did manage to winkle out a brace of coins to compensate for it.

I hope you enjoy the video and give it a thumbs up to make me happy lol.


Happy hunting y'all!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Metal detecting, is that a gold coin ?!!

Well after a break from detecting for around four weeks I finally managed to squeeze a few hour in today, finally a chance to put the new XP Adx250 through its paces.

I had originally wanted to go over to my ploughed field permissions but unfortunately the farmer has already stuck the crops down so that was that idea out of the window! To the pasture permission we shall go then!

The settings I used were ones that I was recommended by forum members who know this machine inside out, the settings used were D2 with discrimination set just before foil and sensitivity as high as I could get without any falsing, this was pretty much maximum.

Please check out the video below to see how I got on and find out if I finally found my first gold coin !


Friday, 4 September 2015

Magnet fishing, my first attempt!

So after seeing and hearing about the art of magnet fishing a few times I thought I would have a crack at it.

I bought two 64kg pull magnets off eBay and attached them to a piece of slotted channel/unistrut that was in the work scrap bin using some 8mm threaded rod, washers and nuts. Too this I attached 30m of strong rope and also a bottle pointed up horizontally to keep the magnets facing the bottom when in the water.

For my first attempt at magnet fishing I headed to an old shipping channel which is now a drain, only half a mile from my house.

Oh the flippin irony, I go magnet fishing to try and find some treasures. Maybe an old musket or sword, even a tesco shopping trolley was a possibility. However this was not the case. Please check the video on YouTube by clicking Here to seesee what I found.

I will be back out magnet fishing this weekend with any luck so please check back to find out what I get this time around. Hope you enjoy the video :)


Sunday, 16 August 2015

My best few hours metal detecting ever !

Well what can I say. Yesterday I went down to my usual pasture metal detecting permission and was bored of digging buttons and shrapnal.
So I decided to bite the bullet and go knocking on some farmers doors. Well the first farm I went to the farmer was just coming up his track in his tractor so I took advantage of the situation and stopped to ask him for permission. Permission was granted as easy as that which makes a great change to the normal outcome for me!

I set off detecting right away as I only had a couple of hours spare and straight away started pulling up old relics and hammered coin. Unfortunately home time came around quickly.

The next morning I was up at the crack of dawn ready to get back to the permission. Again, straight of the mark i was into more relics and other amazing coins.

I won't spoil the video by telling all as I'm really proud of this one and cannot wait till next weekend to get back down there before the crops go back on.

I used the Makro Racer in three tone mode with gain set at 90 and id filter at 25 and a good ground balance.

Here is the link to the video.

Happy hunting all.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Metal detecting UK, Kiera gets a pocket spill including silver!

Well the Mrs was booked in to have her hair coloured today so Kiera told me she wouldn't mind coming metal detecting with me.
We got down to the usual pasture permission at around dinner time eager to find some buried treasures. Kiera was very generous and let me use my metal detector for the first couple of signals and then she decided I was on digging duties for the rest of the session.
There were not many finds made as we only stayed for a couple of hours due to the boiling midday sun but what was found definalty made up for it. Not only did Kiera find her first ever coin, she also found a pocket spill in the same hole, including a chunk of silver to boot!

I managed to get a final look in on the detecting whilst walking back to the car and found a little bit of silver myself in the shape of a 50% silver 6 pence.

If she wasn't hooked on this fascinating hobby already she bloody is now. Time to get her a detector of her own I think :)

Settings used on the Makro Racer were three tones, gain 95, id filter 25 and a good ground balance.

Enjoy the video and please click the thumbs up and subscribe as it will make Kiera's day :)

Here is the linklink

Happy hunting all.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Metal detecting today reveals possible ww1 goggles?

Hi all, I managed to get out metal detecting today on two occasions of around 2 hours per trip.

I went to my usual pasture permission which has been used in the past as a Victorian racecourse, ww1 army training base and runway.

To be honest I was gutted at only finding one coin and it was a modern two pence coin at that, however I did make some other nice finds which I am happy about.

One of my favourite finds of the day was a possible pair of ww1 goggles which I am not 100% sure about but I think it's a possibility.

I also found a few other old looking  relics. So all in all it was a gold and silver free day but I still had fun and it shows you don't have to be finding precious metals every time you detect to have fun.

I hope you all enjoy the video as much as I enjoy putting them together and if you do please comment, thumbs up and subscribe.

Settings used on the Makro Racer were my usual deep pasture settings of three tones, gain 95, id filter 25 and a good ground balance on a clean area.

Click Here for the video

Happy hunting all.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Some coins from pasture and a new tripod.

Hi all, I got out metal detecting this morning for a few hours and managed to get chance to use my new tripod for filming purposes.

Up to now I have been filming my detecting by hand and tobbe honest the videos have been quite shakey which I know can be annoying.

I hit my usual pasture permission with the Makro Racer with the settings if three tones, gain 95, id filter 25 and a good ground balance. The land is pretty clean so these settings do really well.

To be honest I dug a fair few bits of scrap but there were some coins amongst the rubbish which is always a welcome treat.

I hope you all enjoy the video which unfortunately I forgot to upload in hi res HD :(
Let me know if you prefer the tripod approach or if the hand filmed videos are better, and don't forget to subscribe haha :)

The video link

Happy hunting all

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Metal detecting with my Mrs and daughter.

Hi all, I managed a few short hunts metal detecting recently and also managed to get the Mrs and daughter to come down and show me how metal detecting should be done !

It was really nice to get the daughter detecting and she absolutely loved it and wants me to buy her a metal detector now so that she can come out with me. Maybe I will have to get her a Garrett ace 150 or something ?

I want to apologise in advance for the wind noise, it was blowing an absolute hooley!

I hope you enjoy the video and please give it a thumbs up and subscribe :)

Link to the videovideo

Settings used on the Makro Racer were three tones, gain 95, id filter 25 and the rest as standard with a good ground balance.

Happy hunting all.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Out detecting with a buddy rewards me with silver and a medal.

Hi all, today I had a good morning detecting session with fubar aka Tony who was the first person to take me out metal detecting on land. I had said I would repay him with a dig and today was that day a whole 3 years later!

We headed to my pasture permission early doors and after a brief chat set to work on making some finds. I had a few buttons at first and Tony started hitting the coins with some pre decimals and a nice local token.

I then got a really nice find in the shape of a queen Victoria coronation medal, my first one. It wasn't in the greatest condition but I'm chuffed with it.

After this we decided to hop over a gate and onto a different part of the permission where I managed quite a few more finds including a lovely bit of silver.

It was really nice to get out detecting again and to be able to repay the favour to Tony.

Please see the video below for all the finds that were made. Hope you enjoy it and subscribe to my channel.

Link to the videovideo

Happy hunting all.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Metal detecting UK, new permission and possibly an aircraft dial?!

Hello all, I only got back from my holiday at 11pm last night and was totally knackered today but I'm never one to pass the opportunity to get out detecting so I went down to my local pasture permission.

Whilst setting up I noticed the farmer on the adjacent field bailing a load of hay and thought I would go have a chat and try secure permission on his field. Well as soon as I set off the walk to him he was off in his tractor, I was not letting the opportunity pass though as I have wanted permission there for a couple of years. So I sprinted down the field along a track for about half a mile lol.

By the time I reached him I must have looked like something out of a horror movie. After a good chat he allowed me permission to detect there and we talked about the history of the land. In the past it bordered a railway track, was a Victorian race course, had army training and was then a grass runway for a while.

Anyway I excitedly started detecting there and got a few nice finds, one being a possible aircraft dial which I could do with an id on. I also had a nice military button and some other stuff. Please check out the video as I have put some good still pics on it for the identification.

Here is the Link to it

Happy hunting.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Metal detecting UK, triple silver day

Well after yesterdays gold ring I was chomping at the bit to get back out metal detecting again. However I'm off on holiday tomorrow and I'm supposed to be packing and getting everything ready, so waiting for the evening tide back at the river Humber was a no-no.

So I ended up settling for a couple of hours at my pasture permission. What a difference a day makes, yesterday was calm with zero wind, today it was blowing a right hooly.

Anyway, I set up the makro racer to my usual settings for pasture which are three tones, gain 90, id filter 25, ground balanced and the rest as it comes from the factory.

It was a very productive couple of hours with a nice key and also triple silvers in the shape of a thimble and also a spoon and American quarter dollar. A nice holed token and a few coins were also recovered.

Click here for the video.

Hope you enjoy the video and don't forget to subscribe, thumbs up and share.

Happy hunting all.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Finally some more gold, metal detecting at the river Humber.

Hey all,
I got out metal detecting again today although I nearly cancelled it as an hour before I planned to go the heavens opened and it started raining. I thought I would give it a go anyway and packed my emergency metal detector water proofs (sandwich bags) and headed out the door.

Today's location was Hessle foreshore next to the Humber bridge, an area where I have had lots of nice finds in the past. For a change the wind was non existent and the rain was only light and occasional so I felt quite optimistic of my chances.

The finds were pretty sparse today which is very unusual for the area I was detecting as there is usually loads of modern clad coins. A thick layer of slimey silt was covering everything including all the iron that there so it was pretty hard to separate all of the signals the detector was giving.

I used the Makro racer in its beach mode due to the high mineralisation that there is down there, I also had to lower the gain to 60 and everything else I kept as it comes from the factory.

I won't spoil the video that I put together of the outing but let's just say that I have finally after a long drought hit gold and an absolute beauty at that.

Click here for the video


I hope you enjoy the video and please feel free to comment, like and subscribe.

Happy hunting everyone.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

A few coins and things off deep pasture with the makro racer metal detector.

Hello world, it has been quite sometime since I last managed to sneak a couple of hours detecting time in. Today though I packed my metal detector into the car and hit my local pasture permission.

The ground was quite we after all the rain we have had over the weekend whiched made all the difference as the last few attempts of detecting there have been difficult with how hard the ground was.

I used the makro racer metal detector set with three tones, gain 95, id filter set to 25 and the rest as it comes from the factory.

I made a few coin finds and also got some bullet cases and other bits and pieces. All in all it was great to be out and about in the fresh air especially since it has been so long.

Here is the link to the video which I finally got to use my new video editing software on. Let me know what you think and don't forget to hit the subscribe button :)

For today's video chick here

Happy hunting

Monday, 18 May 2015

Metal detecting on my deep pasture permission 17/5/15, coins and a ring thing.

Hi all, its not often that I get out metal detecting two days on the bounce but this weekend has been one of them times!

Granted both sessions were only about a couple of hours each but with lovely warm and sunny weather I could hardly complain.

Anyway today I completely missed the tide so the beach and river were both out the equation so that left me one option, my deep pasture site.

I used the Makro racer detector with my usual settings of 3 tones, 90 gain, 35 I'd filter and the rest of the settings as per the factory. I find these settings to be very deep on clean pasture.

Today's session turned out to be a bit of a coin shoot with quite a few pre-decimals coming up from a good depth and also so other bits and pieces. One piece that does intrigue me is a bronze ring which I don't think is a finger ring but it does look to have some age to it, I have heard of ring money but I don't know if this is one of them. Any ideas anyone?

Anyway here is the video with all the finds made.

link to video

Many thanks all and happy hunting

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Small coin spill today, metal detecting at the River Humber.

So today I had a list of jobs to get done including washing, waxing and servicing the girlfriends car. So metal detecting was right at the bottom of the pile of things to do.
By 2 oclock I had managed to get all the jobs done and the mrs said why don't I pop out metal detecting for a couple of hours as she was off into town to get her nails done, I was out the door in a flash.

I decided to head up to Hessle foreshore on the River Humber just upstream from hull. Upon arriving I noticed that a large new section of foreshore had opened up as the silt that covered it had washed away.

The area was only slightly upstream from where I had found hammered coins before so I was pretty excited. Unfortunately I missed the tide by a couple of hours and the water was already well on its way in by the time I got searching.

I had a few finds including a little pocket spill but I won't ruin it, you will have to watch the video to see the finds :)

Here is the video link

I must say I was yet again very impressed by the Makro Racer on what is very iron infested and mineralised ground. It is deep and has great target separation which is something I need a lot when searching these sort of areas.

Happy hunting


Monday, 11 May 2015

Metal detecting in the River Humber 10/5/2015.

Hi all, its been around a month since I last managed to find some time to get out detecting but today I found a couple of spare hours. 

So armed with the makro racer I hit the river humber foreshore at hessle for some sloppy mud searching. This is the first time I have used the racer down there and a test I was very eager to make. The conditions down there are less than perfect with lots of iron infestation from the building of the bridge and also the water is a fresh\salty mix. I decided the best route to go was to use the beach mode to over come any mineralisation.

I must say the racer was spot on, although a tad noisy with all the iron around. I have tried this area with many machines and this is definatly up there with the best. 

The finds we're not plentyful but I was more than happy with them. Some modern stuff and also my fave find of the day which was a weird hand made lead whale, I believe it has got some age to it due to the fact that the idea I found it on has only ever produced older finds. Watch the video and let me know what you think of the whale, guesses of its age would be very much appreciated.


link to video :)

Happy hunting all.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

silver and coins found by my Makro racer metal detector.

Hey all, with the glorious sunny day we had today I could not resist getting outdoors with the Makro Racer metal detector.

The destination was set at my usual pasture permission that recently had been producing lots of WW1 grenade and ordinance related bits and bobs.

I decided that today I would focus on a path that has been worn through the pasture over the years as dog walkers and ramblers have been going about their business. I hoped there would be a few coins and loses down there and I wasn't let down.

I managed a silver coin and some other bits and bobs which made for a massive change to the usual stuff.

I really feel that I am getting to grips with the Makro Racer now and I'm starting to learn the tones and numbers and interpret what it is telling me is underneath the coil.

The settings used today were ground balanced, three tone, gain at 85 and as recommended by forum members I lowered my usual id filter setting to 30, just in case I managed to wander over some gold.

Anyway here is the video, I hope you enjoy it. Please click here

Happy hunting


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Makro racer metal detector finds some grenade bits

I managed to get out detecting again on my regular pasture permission that I have remained the grenade field as that is all I seem to flippin find now a days! 

I found quite a few military/ordinance related bits and pieces and have made a bit of a find round up at the end of the video. So if anyone can help id any of the bits it would be great.

I was using the makro racer metal detector again and the settings used were, three tones, gain 85, id filter 45 and the rest of the settings were as they come.

I am very impressed with the makro racer and I am quite sure if one day I do walk over a good find that it will find it up to a good depth. 

Anyway to watch the video please click herehere

Happy hunting
Andy

First trip out with the Makro Racer metal detector.

Hey all, hope your well?

Yesterday I finally managed to get out with my new Makro Racer metal detector after having to sit watching it tease me all last week knowing full well I could not get out with it.

First impressions upon putting it together is that it is a good, sturdy and well built machine. It looks great and its design has obviously had time and proper effort to work out.

I decided its first hunt would be on a piece of pasture land that I have searched plenty of times before with my eurotek pro. I purposely searched areas I had been over before to see if the Makro racer metal detector could weed out any of the deeper finds.

I was very impressed with the depths it was achieving. Also what impressed me was that even though I was running it very hot it still remained very quiet as long as it was ground balanced correctly.

Anyway to say I am happy with it is an understatement to be honest, I cannot wait to get back out with it next weekend.
Please click here  for the video of my first trip out with my Makro racer detector.

Happy hunting all.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Oh bugger, I can't hold my metal detector!

You lot might be hearing a little from from me for the next few weeks as I have sold all else I can do, you lucky lot ey !

At work on Monday my hand got into a fight with a 200kg scrap bin and a 0.8mm sheet of steel, there was only ever going to be one winner of that line up and it was never my hand.

So come Tuesday I was laid up on the operating table watching as the tendons in the back of my hand were stitched back together, it was pretty gruesome to say the least.

Now I have a stupid cast pot on my hand and half way up my arm which serves to stop me moving my fingers and wrist. The problem with this cast is that I can't work, drive, metal detect or even scratch my arse. So my time now and for the next 4-6 weeks will be spent reading metal detecting blogs and forums and dreaming about holding my own metal detector.

Today I was bored and frustrated and to be honest just losing complete motivation to even get out of bed so I decided to play about with metal detecting videos.

So here you have it my creation for today, a compilation of my best finds so far this year and also a brand new video intro. Please if you watch it leave some kind of feedback it will make me feel like I have some bloody purpose in a dark and depressing time haha.

Happy hunting you jammy sods, link is below.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Metal detecting at the River Humber 14/3/2015 + metal detecting video.

Hello everyone.

I hope your all well and getting plenty of metal detecting time? Today I went down to one of my favorite old detecting areas, the River Humber. To be precise the area I detected was Hessle Foreshore directly under the Humber Bridge.

 I was using my Teknetics Eurotek pro with my usual settings, sensitivity 8, discrimination 0 and volume 10 iron audio on. I also had my new Garrett pro-pointer to hand (great bit of kit!)

From the off I had plenty of signals to go at. There is a lot of big iron and deep iron which tends to fool the Eurotek so you have to try very hard to distinguish what is a good signal and what is a not so good signal but I'm getting the hang of it now.

I made plenty of finds today the vast majority of which were modern coins, which to be honest I expected after detecting this area plenty of times before. I was ever optimistic that I may find a gold or silver ring because I have found many in this location before but it was just not meant to be.

In the end I managed to get covered in sticky Humber gloopy mud and got a good pocketful of coins.

As per I have recorded the find on video and you can check it out by clicking the link below. I have also made a small intro to my videos which plays at the start, I'm useless with computers so please forgive me if you think its crap haha

http://youtu.be/zH6_xqFn1Tg


Happy hunting all
Andy

Sunday, 8 March 2015

A new metal detecting video

Hi all just a quick blog post to let you all know what metal detecting I have been doing.

This weekend I have had two metal detecting trips, one to the river Humber and one to my usual pasture permission. Both trips were short and the finds were far and few between but I got to open a birthday present from my Mrs early which was a Garrett pro pointer.

For three years I have coped without one but after using it I can't don't really know how. It made recovering the find so much easier especially in the silty Humber mud.

Anyway I will let the video do the talking so click  here to view it.

Regards
Andy

Sunday, 22 February 2015

A little silver and a broken metal detector plus metal detecting video.

I took another trip out today to my usual pasture permission in the hope of getting some more cracking finds as this field has produced me with some of the best finds I have had to date.

I thought I would experiment this morning by using my Cscope 4pi pulse induction beach detector. I had originally hoped it would allow me to get a lot better depth on this field and I though there was very minimal iron to cause any problems, I was wrong though.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Some metal detecting odds and ends.

Me and my metal detector.

I think its fair to say that I have found that special connection to my metal detectors again after falling out of love with the hobby for quite a few months. It had got to the point where I just could not be bothered to even think about hopping into the car for a session of treasure hunting but now I cannot wait for my next opportunity to be able to hit the field or beach. 

I have had a few decent finds on my last few trips which has really reignited the fuse, after a very, very long dry spell on the finds front. Also I have started recording my hunts which adds yet another exciting element to the hobby for me. For any one who has not seen my first attempts at making metal detecting video's you can check them out by clicking on this link and also this link. Hopefully soon I will get some new permissions also and a few trips to the beach which is where I prefer to metal detect.

Some countries are not as lucky

I read a little article recently about some divers off the coast of Israel who stumbled upon a huge hoard of gold coins in total dating back to over 1000 years old. At first they believed they were from a toy/game but after handling them they realised what they were and the magnitude of the find they had made. They called in archaeologist's to make sure the hoard was correctly analysed and recorded. Then we read

The find was “so valuable that its priceless,” spokeswoman Yoli Schwartz told AFP, adding the haul was now the property of the state, and that there was no finder’s fee.

How the hell is that fair? Why does the government have entitlement to just take that find that they knew nothing about, a find that the divers made and then come to the conclusion that they suddenly have the right to take it. 

Think yourself lucky that you live in the UK (if you do) where we have the brilliant PAS and also the treasure act which allows finders the entitlement to receive a finders fee reward for any treasure items that the government claims.

a picture of a gold coin hoard found by divers
Gold coin hoard found by divers.


Anyway thats enough rambling on by me so happy hunting everyone.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Metal detecting today with video, triple silvers

Hi everyone, managed to get out today on the same field that I had the gold ring on last weekend. The weather today was a bit crap with misty rain but at least it wasn't cold today.

I had a few decent finds including a hammered and two other silver coins. There was also loads if bottletops and ring pulls.

Settings used were sensitivity 8, zero discrimination and iron audio on with the teknetics eurotek pro.

I filmed the outing so if you want to check it out click this link http://youtu.be/g_LVlCChRu4 which will take you to my YouTube video. Please subscribe :)

some metal detecting finds

some metal detecting finds


Happy hunting
Andy

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

A little warning to anyone making a metal detecting video.

Just a quick post to anybody who is in the process or planning to make a metal detecting video to upload to youtube. Youtube may be the masters of housing uploaded videos but their video stabilisation software sucks, big time.

My video was the first i had ever made and uploaded and because it was my first time it took me absolutely ages editing the video and trying to make it look a bit presentable instead of just a mash up of stop/start clips. After uploading it youtube sent a message notifying me that they had detected the video image was a little shakey ( it was filmed with a smartphone) and offered to fix this for me with their state of the art video stabilisation software. Great i though, any help has got to be worth it.

It wasn't until today when a friend told me they had viewed it and were shocked at how bad the shakiness and smoothness was that i decided to take a look at the finished youtube edited version and i could not believe it. It was a total write off, luckily i had stored the original video on my PC.

So the moral of the story is that if you plan to upload a metal detecting video be very wary of youtubes friendly offer of help.

Check it out for yourself

Click here to view my original version and then click here for youtubes "stabilised" version.

Happy hunting

Monday, 9 February 2015

Add me on twitter

Just a quick post really, I have started a twitter account which is linked to my metal detecting blog and also my YouTube channel. Why not give me an add @detectorman1985  is me, I have no idea how to work the thing but I'm sure I will learn haha.

Happy hunting 

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Metal detecting trip video plus gold 7/2/15

My first metal detecting video.

So today I headed down to my local small pasture permission to record my first metal detecting video. I had to use my smartphone to record it because the sportscam I bought turned out to be a turkey so its on its way back to the seller ad we speak.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I have gone and done it (metal detecting video alert) and also a little Barford.

Time to make some metal detecting videos.....


I have bought myself a HD waterproof sportscam, the sj4000 that I mentioned in my previous blog post. It is getting delivered tomorrow along with a chest

Saturday, 24 January 2015

A very interesting read, check it out.

Addicted to bleeps (Kris) has written a blog post about his thoughts on Paul Barford. I think he has summed it all up quite well. Go check it out and see what you think.

You can reach his blog post by clicking here.

Making metal detecting videos.

I quite fancy trying to make some metal detecting videos when I'm out and about on the beach metal detecting and stuff. I don't have a clue where to start though if I'm honest.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A few metal detecting bits and pieces.

Would you be happy to give all your metal detecting finds to the landowner?


I ask this after reading a thread on the metal detecting forum. A member there had managed to find and secure his first ever permission only to find there was a condition he had to follow. The landowner wants 100%

A new metal detecting blog for you all to check out.

Looking at the blog posts it has been around for a couple of months but I have only just seen it. 

Scott Lupro has a meal detecting blog that he started recently and is well worth checking it out. Good luck to Scott and I look forward to reading more blog posts when you release them

Visit Scott's blog at MentalMetal Relic Revelation

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Beach metal detecting at Filey 18/01/2015.

Well I set my alarm last night for 5.30am this morning and by 6am I was out the door, metal detector in the boot and defrosting the car. I will be honest I had second thoughts about going from the start considering that the temperature gauge was showing

Saturday, 17 January 2015

I might do some beach metal detecting this weekend.

I fancy having a bash at metal detecting on the beach at some point this weekend. My last few trips to there were pretty crap with nothing to show

Monday, 12 January 2015

What is responsible detecting?

I started this blog almost one year ago due to my love of metal detecting and it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride with a lot of ups and also many downs. I have experienced all manner of things ranging

Sunday, 11 January 2015

A few trips out metal detecting.

Hi all,

Just a quick update on what i have been getting up too lately on the metal detecting front.

Over the last month i have been metal detecting around 4 times all with very limited success. Two of the attempts were at Filey beach in North Yorkshire and on both arrivals the beach was totally