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johloh
« on: August 14, 2008 07:30:50 PM »

well, I posted a quarter ring a couple weeks ago...here is my most recent attempt. Its made from a canadian large cent from 1919 (only very slightly larger than a US quarter). Its 95% copper, so it might turn a finger green...I've read that you can coat the inside with clear nail polish to prevent it...we'll see. took about 3-4 hours or so to complete...

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 07:51:08 PM »

Very nice! but it must be TINY!!

I made one last year out of a '62 silver dollar, canadian also. it's about a size 11, a bit loose for me (I have creepy long, bony fingers). unfortunately, I accidently burned a dent in it while welding... perhaps a bit of dremel work would correct this.

enough with my boring life, though!

making it must have been hard, since it must be tough to hold onto such a small coin and hammer it at the same time! and how did you manage to keep the design on the outside band?
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008 08:23:10 PM »

WOW. Sweet. That is so unique, i might not even care if it turned my finger green XD. Love it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 08:32:48 PM »

Wow! I love this and want one soooo bad!! *sneaks off to show hubby*  This rocks!
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johloh
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 08:45:48 PM »

Very nice! but it must be TINY!!

making it must have been hard, since it must be tough to hold onto such a small coin and hammer it at the same time! and how did you manage to keep the design on the outside band?

its not too small...its about a size 10. to hold it I use a pair of vise grips with a piece of leather (to keep the teeth of the grips from denting the ring)...and, plastic mallets dont mar the surface...if you used a metal hammer it would lose its design.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008 09:14:10 PM »

oh that is so cool!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008 06:37:11 AM »

SO. TOTALLY. WANT. ONE. NOW!
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