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    I want to scroll saw some coins but I need to make them thinner so they can be bent. Any ideas how to hold a coin against a disk sander, try to remove about a 1/3 of it without taking you life in your own hands?
    Scott in Round Rock, Texas

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    Double sided carpet tape on a larger piece of wood should work, I got a roll at Lowes's and use it constantly to saw small pieces of wood, and sand, safety glasses a MUST. Eager to see your project.
    Last edited by Wood Dog; 08-25-2011, 04:02 PM.
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        Use a fostner bit and make your hole the depth you need and glue your coin in the hole. When you cut your coin super glue it to a piece of 1/4" something so you can hold it. You may also like to make a hold down stick (like a Popsicle stick) and hold your coin as close to the blade as you can and cut at a slow saw speed and pause often to keep the heat down. You can clean the super glue off with fingernail polish remover.
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          Originally posted by PatteM View Post
          Hope you're not using US minted coins:

          Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined
          at the mints of the United States, or any foreign coins which are by law made current or are in actual use or circulation
          as money within the United States; or

          Whoever fraudulently possesses, passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or brings
          into the United States, any such coin, knowing the same to be altered, defaced, mutilated, impaired, diminished, falsified,
          scaled, or lightened—

          Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
          Not a problem as long as you aren't defrauding anyone.
          Besides they aren't worth the air they're printed on
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            Not a problem as long as you aren't defrauding anyone.
            Besides they aren't worth the air they're printed on.


            True for every US coin except for the Silver American Eagle dollar coin. But thats an oz. of 99.99999% pure silver and thats worth too much to cut up.

            Go Figure.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HAMMER View Post
              Not a problem as long as you aren't defrauding anyone.
              Besides they aren't worth the air they're printed on.


              True for every US coin except for the Silver American Eagle dollar coin. But thats an oz. of 99.99999% pure silver and thats worth too much to cut up.

              Go Figure.
              Nickles have nickle in them too and are tough to cut. I think 1978 is the cut off for copper pennies. The solid copper ones look better cut than the new ones.
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