How many people on this site use Dowsing?

LizardsKeep

Well-Known Member
#21
No, if it were a plum bob there would be no need for the interchangeable tips or the brake down handle you support it from.
I have witness accounts of its use and approximate age but that's all. There is no writing or numbers on it at all that I can find.
 
#22
Very interesting device

I always get dowsing and water witching confused, its the same to me. I have never seen that device before. I know some detetctorist and dowsers dont agree. I think we all do the same thing, just with different tools. The old ways fascinate me, and they are dyinmg out. It good to see things kept alive. Do you know what kind of wood its made out of?
 

LizardsKeep

Well-Known Member
#23
I always get dowsing and water witching confused, its the same to me. I have never seen that device before. I know some detetctorist and dowsers dont agree. I think we all do the same thing, just with different tools. The old ways fascinate me, and they are dyinmg out. It good to see things kept alive. Do you know what kind of wood its made out of?
Yes, they are the same and I believe you're right too.
We are all dowsing for the hidden, just with different tools.

I too would like to keep the old ways alive.
I believe they will come in handy the way things are going at the moment.

I think it's oak but not sure at all. It's also filled with something. When you shake it, something like lead shot moves on the inside. You feel it more than hear it though.
dunno but would like to know more about it.
 
#24
I used L rods made from two lengths of 1/8" stainless tig wire to locate my leaky sewer line that I needed to dig up and replace. I made several passes in both directions across my driveway, marking the spot where the rods crossed each time. After I jack hammered through the cement driveway and dug down 3 feet of adobe to the pipe I discovered an error of no more than 6 inches.

I got strange looks too, but the results speak for themselves.
 
#25
I have a little contraption that was used for dowsing gold, silver and water. This thing is round and about the size of a baseball and was attached to a stick by a cord of some kind. The other end has a threaded hole where you attach one of three rods. One is for gold, one is for silver and the other is for water. To use this thing you hang it on a stick and watch to see if it pulls in one direction or another. You let it “Pull” you until it hangs straight down. At that point you are over what you’re looking for.
I’ve dated it to around 1900 more or less. Haven’t tried it out yet but intend to when I have time to …..waste??
sounds like a carl anderson dip needle
 

bdahunter

TQ's Master Pirate
#29
Interesting looking piece of equipment, Lizard. I factor in a bit of informal dowsing when I detect, sort of letting my inner bring me to the area of highest loot concentration. I've never used anything as fancy as your rig but I'm curious to hear how it works out for you. Seems to me it would be handy for locating gold nuggets in the streams around Cuenca in Ecuador.:cool:
 

LizardsKeep

Well-Known Member
#30
Interesting looking piece of equipment, Lizard. I factor in a bit of informal dowsing when I detect, sort of letting my inner bring me to the area of highest loot concentration. I've never used anything as fancy as your rig but I'm curious to hear how it works out for you. Seems to me it would be handy for locating gold nuggets in the streams around Cuenca in Ecuador.:cool:
The pendulum was a old house find several years ago. Haven't really used it yet but plan to this summer and see what happens.

Of course some folks on here accuse me of creating all the weird weather around the world cause I don't know how to use it and nick named it WWS (wicked witch stick).
LOL
 
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