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PhoenixHBA Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Your work is epic.!!
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doktorij Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Like your work Shaun and glad some sells well. Have many old engravings on coins and they always amaze and often make me smile.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thanks.The love token society,has a facebook pages,and website,if you aren't a member.You can see lots more examples of engraved coins,and share pics of your ones.
I've bought a few old love tokens myself. One antique one,just happened to have my daughters initials,and others for studying under the scope.
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doktorij Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thanks, wasn't even aware there was a Love Token Society. Will look into it. I collected them and counterstamps, which I see you also have mastered. I do wish some of the pieces had the stories of how they came to be, even though that would deprive one's imagination. Maybe you can try your hand at enameling next. Will share a picture or two when I make some decent ones. Cheers.
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shaun750 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Enameling is something I really want to try. Of all the things that you can find out how to do on the web,I have never found something straight forward,and supplies aren't that readily available,like they seem to be in the US.
Torch fired enameling is what appeals to me rather than a kiln.I keep meaning to search for old book that probably have the answers I'm looking for,but no time.
www.facebook.com/groups/149160…
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mrannells Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Shaun,
Can you use a reamer with a diamond bit for carving into coins?
Thnx
michele
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shaun750 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Hi Michele,
Yes there is a hobo nickel carver Owen covert that uses just a drenel tool and does some amazing work.
If you search for express375 on youtube you will find some of my videos demonstrate using whats refred to as a nail drill,and home made burrs.With some magnification you can do some good detail work.If you can start with buffalo nickels,it will make your carvings more valuable,and they will sell on ebay,if you want to,start an engraving fund to buy better equipment.
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MTSnell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
What great eye candy! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent. Please tell me what hand tool you are using? I would like to try something simple. I'm so impressed with you ideas, talent, creativity and patience.

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shaun750 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Thanks,I'm using a GRS garvermach airgraver,like a tiny jack hammer.You could start with hand push gravers. If you search for Sam Alfano videos on youtube,he has all the info to start hand push engraving.
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Arch762 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014   Interface Designer
Very interesting work. Could you tell me how long it typically takes to produce your modified coins?
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