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Randy
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Location: Manchester, TN
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  • It is in the garage. Is that enough or do I need to have the door cracked/open? My smell is pretty decent, and there is not much of a smell. I'm running at a very very low amps/volts, so there are no bubbles from the gassing, but I'm a rookie, so I could be killing myself without knowing it. I'm actively...
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  • So the secret conductivity coating is just a simple mixture of Mod Podge and Graphite powder and a little water to thin it down. Evidently, Graphite is commonly used by artist for something, not sure what. The Graphite is the part that carries the current. Some folks mix the Graphite with Acrylic paint...
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  • Something new, that is not a Coin . . . per se

    So, you have seen some weird stuff from me in the past, this might be up there with the scrolled chocolate . . . .

    So . . . . after I'm done cutting some of my projects, and soak in acetone to remove the patterns, often, the pattern comes off the coin completely intact. On detailed cutting...
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    replied to The Tree
    Indeed, Harbor Freight has them, and a lot of other Jewelers makers either use the vibrating or a regular tumbler as they are pretty reasonably priced, especially at harbor freight. I inherited a drum tumbler, so may dig that out some time and give that shot (how is that for a pun?)....
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    replied to The Tree
    Yep, heard of it and we have someone in our craftstore that does various pieces with this medium. Pretty neat . . . expensive. . . but neat.

    I looked into playing with this a little, not necessarily for coins, but just as another craft type. I hope to circle back around to play with it,...
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    replied to The Tree
    Well, got the pin polisher and it is pretty neat. I worked up to a few pieces with detail, then finally put this piece in that had just a few highly detailed pieces. I polished right up, but did not damage with fragile pieces.

    ------Randy

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    replied to The Tree
    Interesting Idea . . . now if I can just find my tumbler :-)...
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    replied to The Tree
    . I love that perspective, and wish I had done it on purpose :-)...
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    replied to The Tree
    This is an interesting question, and luckily, I stumbled onto the answer early on, and it was easy. I polish it with a Dremel and small polishing wheel with Mothers Mag Polish. Before polishing it, if you take your hand along the top, it feels like a cheese grater. But during the polishing process,...
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    replied to The Tree
    Hey I think Melanie got it all right. The only thing I would add is that you never know if this is beyond your abilities until you try. I have a lot of beginner patterns to start with at coincutting.com, and wouldn't have believed this current pieces was even possible a few years back, so everyone...
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  • Here is my current take:

    If this clamp has better durability that the stock clamp, we won't know for a few years, since most of our existing stock clamps last that long already. If we have a production cutter using the clamp, they might be able to give us a better early indication.
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    replied to The Tree
    I needed to maximize the size of the pattern as much as I could, because it was near impossible to cut as it was. So the Heart was scaled to fit the coin exactly, then the hole was placed in a position where it would still fit, but as far from the center as possible. I didn't want to put it in the...
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    started a topic The Tree

    The Tree

    When I started coin cutting, there seemed to be a general consensus amongst the coin cutters using the Jewelers saw that that the Jewelers saw was the only tool with enough control and accuracy to do highly detailed cutting. A few of the advanced cutters in that world cut the "Tree of Life"...
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  • When the site converted, a lot of the site links broke. Here is the WIP article Jim did when making the project. I wish he would have published the patterns.

    https://forum.scrollsawer.com/forum/...miri-completed

    I will see if I can go back and fix the link in the original ...
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  • So, this brought to memory one of my favorite forum threads of all time: https://forum.scrollsawer.com/forum/...ide-of-the-box

    I understand coloring inside the lines, but sometimes, depending on what you are going for, coloring outside the lines makes all the difference. Seeing this thread...
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    replied to Wolf Attempt
    Yeah, it doesn't sound possible does it? For my coin cutting, I've recently switched to 6+ Reading glasses and am not using the magnifying light any more. I have a stand alone bright led that is keeping everything well lit. I was using the 4+ glasses plus the magnifier/light, but I seemed to be fighting...
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  • hotshot
    started a topic Wolf Attempt

    Wolf Attempt

    Sometimes you have to cut a piece to see if it is going to work. I like the challenge of this one, but the details are just too hard to make out with the naked eye. Had to show it here against the light in order to see the eyes. Without magnification, the eyes just dissappear.


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    replied to Summer 2018 issue #71
    Yep, got my advanced copy because of my article and it is a nice perk for all the work that went into it. The rest of the time, I'm usually behind the crowd, but I'm alright with that, as long as it eventually comes.

    ------Randy
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  • hotshot
    replied to Summer 2018 issue #71
    I am a hardware junkie, so I immediately gravitated to the two scroll saw reviews. I'm liking the direction of the review process much better in recent years because there is a good shot of praise mixed in with critical observations. Takes guts to write anything negative when margins are thin and...
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  • hotshot
    replied to Two Horses Revisited
    I tllt the coin up and cuts away the surface material, leaving the support hidden below. Makes it look like it floats....
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