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Carving a nickel....AKA "Hobo Nickel"

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Dafabricata, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. GiraffeHooves

    GiraffeHooves EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That's really awesome! You did a fantastic job and I'd take several of those because I would have messed it up if I tried it.
     
  2. Dafabricata

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments! :)
    It's been a while since logging into EDCF, but had a member message me recently asking about trying his hand at it. I suggest to anyone that wants to learn to at least try it! After this nickel, I bought a cheap ($25) microscope from Craigslist and made engravers from small broken drill bits and small screwdrivers to avoid spending a lot of money to only discover it wasn't something I was interested in. After a few more months of learning with that set-up I decided to sell some unused gear to help fund my engraving station.
    The engraver I ended up getting has been great and I've used the new stereo microscope for so many things!
     
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  3. Dafabricata

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  4. C.Boland93
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    Wow, these are super cool! I might have to get one for myself to turn into a key ring or necklace or something.


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  5. GiraffeHooves

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    When you click on the picture on your photobucket and see the four circles on the top left side? It'll be facebook, twitter, looks like a chain link and the envelope? Click on the one that looks like a chain link, it'll take you to a new page where there'll be four urls in descending order. Click on the last one that says IMG and cut it then paste it into a message here.
     
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  6. indigo_wolf

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  7. Here Comes The BOOM

    Here Comes The BOOM EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    What an awesome idea, thanks for sharing!

    We don't have interesting coins like that to my knowledge, but I might try to see what I can do to our king's face if get bored this winter :D
     
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  8. Jerry L

    Jerry L EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Great work
     
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  9. CalicoSalsa

    CalicoSalsa Uber Prepared

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    You have skills! Keep up the great work, and please keep posting pics.
     
  10. TheGremlin

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    Great job! I wish I had that kind of patience. I feel like there would be a corner of my garage that would have a pile of mutant nickels and a bunch of dings in the wall if I tried this.

    Some assembly required, batteries not included!