Spooning!!!!

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by cman, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. cman

    cman Junior Member

    I have heard a few posts that have talked about spooning and i wanted to start a thread on it! If you are spooning then join in! This is where i started
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    I will post images as i advance in my work. Hope you all join in!
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  3. cman

    cman Junior Member

    After about 45 mins of work this is where i am
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    and one from the side
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  4. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    Are you actually using a spoon? What's your set up? I am still debating spooning the mutilated franklin half that I found in a roll.
  5. BR549

    BR549 Junior Member

    You should have started with a 1964 Kennedy, those make nice rings.

    The sailors crossing the oceans used spoons from the galley because that's all they had. It's much better to use a small ball peen hammer or tack hammer on a steel plate or vice.
  6. cman

    cman Junior Member

    Yes i am using a spoon. Large steel one. I also use a hammer occasionally but thats it. In using a brick as a backstop. I am going to get a worthless half to make one for myself but this one is going to be given to my girlfriend.
  7. cman

    cman Junior Member

    Im doing a half for me after this one is done. My girlfriend has quite small fingers
  8. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    I will be watching this thred and learning I hope.
    Thanks for the info and pictures.
  9. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    So thanks to your inspiration cman I started on the chewed up frankie. Took me about 45 minutes to get the edges down to about a 1/4 inch thick, got some more to go, but I can't take the pinging anymore haha.
  10. coop

    coop Senior Member

    Coin rings are neat looking. There are different ways to make them. But spooning would be my last choice.
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  11. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    what would be your first choice?
  12. coop

    coop Senior Member

    The ones in the top box. No spooning, just how it's done is something most are not sharing. I know they drill a hole in the center (looking like a washer) and bend the coin to turn it into a ring shape. you can buy them on ebay for $30-$40 range. They look neat, but my birth year's halves don't show the date well enough for me.
  13. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage

    Yeah, what's your choice and did you make the ones in the pic?

    Nevermind! :D got it
  14. coop

    coop Senior Member

    No, I didn't make the coin rings. I save images that look educational and save these for use on forums. They teach better than trying to explain something to one.
  15. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    I like the top 2 the best.
  16. abe

    abe LaminatedLincolnCollector

    Really cool stuff. And a really cool way to make your girlfriend an engagement ring???
  17. panda

    panda Junior Member

    to bad, there is no way to put a gem in the ring, i got a ton i don't know what to do with. i probably have her birth stone!

    if you figure out a way, i will send you one.
  18. slamster17

    slamster17 Junior Member

    Take it to a jeweler and let them figure out THAT part?
  19. ice

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  20. Captainkirk

    Captainkirk 73 Buick Riviera owner

    I got a half dollar ring on ebay and am wearing it now, just a warning, the design wore off the outside in less than 6 months. I can still see details and the date on the inside after over a year.
  21. Duke Kavanaugh

    Duke Kavanaugh The Big Coin Hunter

    huh I though the inside would wear off first and the outside would go first but guess not.
    They do look cool...

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