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Joseph Salinski

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Joseph Salinski

Just wanted to quickly introduce myself. My father and uncle introduced me to lifting when I was 12 and I am still going well into my 40's. A few years ago, I got tired of my mismatched weights and bought some York plates (which turned out to be Hoffman's) off of craigslist from Charlie in Lincoln, DE. I have always been into old American made stuff, especially metal stuff, since you can feel the quality and it seems to have a soul to me. I have old wrought iron ornamental window grates, iron architectural columns I collected, etc. Why didn't I put this together before? I love lifting and old iron. Some time later, I bought a complete set of Yorks from Gene which included some milled plates. I gained a whole new inspiration in moving the old plates around. Well that just set me off on a mission and I began collecting milled plates when I could find them. I mostly paid through the nose on Ebay but found a few local gems here and there. I currently have several pairs of milled 45's through 5's and even a pair of 2 1/2's. For bars there are a couple of 80's pinned 7' bars and a few split sleeve EZ curl bars. Two with no knurling and a more modern 90's version.

So far, I only collect stuff that I lift (ok..I really can't lift that much). My goal at this point is to kind of trade into older stuff like a threaded donut 60's bar and York deep dish 45's. I take a lot of interest in all old iron...not just York, but I have to be somewhat reasonable with what I take in. Tommy Otto let me know about this site and so far it has been a wealth of info. Great pics, interesting topics and lots of envy! I look forward to reading deeper into the posts and gaining some more knowledge of the history of this sport / hobby / obsession.

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Joe Roark

Welcome to our little island of iron. :D

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carl linich

Welcome Joe, If you like iron, you will like this site. :)

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Welcome Joe, glad to see you made it. You will meet lots of super nice people here that share our interests!

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Joseph Salinski

Thanks for making me feel welcomed everyone! :)

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Joseph Salinski

My modest collection. Thanks for the squat stands Tommy!

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Frank Gilmore Sr.

Welcome Joe.

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Gene Embert

Welcome Joseph! Nice set up man. I like the matching tall weight trees, pretty cool. Lots of great folks here.

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Brian Bulack

Welcome Joe! Ahh yes the rim rattler in Lincoln, DE, was fun meeting him as well. Welcome to the forum! Its an expensive black hole, and I love every second

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Wes Rittenhouse

Welcome to Iron History Joe !

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Paul Quinn

Joe, Welcome to the site.

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