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Old 09-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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It sure looks better cut out using a scroll saw!

.....................just sayin'
But that's a NEW buffalo nickel! I like the OLD buffalo nickels!
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Why did you take the plastic cover off the Vaccum pump?
I just wanted to see what was inside!
Did that to a wrist watch when I was younger, that was a can of worms/gears...


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As an alternative call Seamus and have him send you a blank with coin in place.....
Pretty much anyone can whip out a credit card and buy in to a game, I like to learn/earn my way in.
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Just jerkin' your chain a tad
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Good stuff, thank you very much. I will work up to that and let you know how it goes in five years or so. Very cool, thanks some more.
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I make my tube sleeves from Corian. I turn them close, then use 120 grit Abranet to sand to the final size. If I'm not careful, the sanding generates enough heat to make the Corian rubbery. So it surprised when you said Corian worked for you in this application. I took a close look at your photos, and based on the coloring and thickness, I believe it might be EOS (EOS Solid Surfaces | The only SOLID solid surface countertop) your using, not Corian. Heck...what do I know...I would not have guessed that EOS could have taken the heat either.
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How do you thin out your coins?
I dont typically discuss my method of thinning my coins, mainly because i want others to have to figure it out on their own, the way I had to. If we all give away everything we know, then others are not encouraged to think about new and innovative things. Where is the challenge in that? With all of that being said, I will say your method is far from the way i do it, been there done that. However, very ingenious with a vacuum set up!
Two thoughts:

First, didn't you do a thread a while back that walked through how you use a scroll saw to sliver your coins? I guess not.

The other thought is that the OP made a very nice tutorial and it's good that not too many people decided to pop in just to advertise their stuff.
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Thanks for sharing. I saw the other pens on IAP and thought I had to try it. I started with a dremel tool and ground a Texas Quarter down with it and it was thin but not thin enough. I have a couple of friends that work in a machine shop and he ground it down to 17 thousands of an inch. I worked great but they are so busy with work they don't have time for my stuff imagine that. I guess we all have to make a living.
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Excellent job on the tutorial. I would like to try one sometime.
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Thank you for your generosity. When I will be as great as you, I might try this one out.
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This is why I love this forum, You can learn and get inspired. Great tutorial. Gave me an idea on how to attack a non turning problem I had.
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