metal plate

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metal plate

Post by pcg » January 8th, 2021, 7:35 pm

Any idea what this thick dinner-plate sized piece of metal is(was) for? The tree has completely grown around the metal chain it hangs from. Found on the coast on the edge of a sand dune in Siuslaw National Forest.
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Re: metal plate

Post by birdhiker » January 12th, 2021, 12:22 pm

target practice?

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Re: metal plate

Post by Chip Down » January 13th, 2021, 4:15 pm

birdhiker wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 12:22 pm
target practice?
pcg just about nailed it left-to-right, but it's clearly well below center of frame.

Anyway, I've never seen anything remotely similar. It's in decent condition considering it's clearly been there a very long time. I wonder how long a meticulously prepped and painted steel item could survive in the wild (no galvanizing, just paint).

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Re: metal plate

Post by Webfoot » January 13th, 2021, 5:26 pm

Chip Down wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 4:15 pm

pcg just about nailed it left-to-right, but it's clearly well below center of frame.
:lol:

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Re: metal plate

Post by aiwetir » January 14th, 2021, 6:30 pm

It looks like someone just hung it there for fun and then the tree grew into it.
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Re: metal plate

Post by Chip Down » January 22nd, 2021, 8:08 pm

I thought of this topic when I found this steel disc today.
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Re: metal plate

Post by pcg » January 22nd, 2021, 8:18 pm

Chip Down wrote:
January 22nd, 2021, 8:08 pm
I thought of this topic when I found this steel disc today.
How big is that?

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Re: metal plate

Post by Chip Down » January 22nd, 2021, 9:53 pm

I doubt it was larger than a foot, maybe about 10", perhaps 1/4" thick. At Bluff Mtn TH.

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Re: metal plate

Post by pcg » January 23rd, 2021, 9:04 am

Chip Down wrote:
January 22nd, 2021, 9:53 pm
I doubt it was larger than a foot, maybe about 10", perhaps 1/4" thick. At Bluff Mtn TH.
Slightly different design, but similar size and thickness. I wonder if they weren’t designed for the same purpose?

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Re: metal plate

Post by Aimless » January 23rd, 2021, 11:32 am

If I were going to research this object seriously, I think I'd start combing through old photos of logging operations, maybe back in the era of "donkey engines" and spar trees and see if something similar-looking showed up.

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