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07-07-2009

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11-29-2010 1:46 AM

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  • engraving, carving in steel and art

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  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 07:11 PM
    Oh Lorain, yeah I'm trying to chisel my way out!...It's also a great place to Open Carry :D

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 03:57 PM
    when actual Hobos were carving coins it made them worth more than there face value. I've seen
    the originals go for upwards of $10,000

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 02:48 PM
    Thanks Guys for the great comments!Yes I do sell my coin carvings, but unfortunately I havent
    yet decided what to do with these. Carving these takes anywhere from 30 to 60 hours depending
    on the subje...

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 05:20 AM
    The process is the not so ancient art of Hobo Nickel Carving. There are a few dozen modern coin
    carvers amongst us. I could ramble on but I will spare u and give the in a nutshell explanation
    of these...

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 05:02 AM
    a couple more..966096619662

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 04:57 AM
    few more process pics.965796589659

  • Posted in thread: 1 in the Chamber.... on 01-14-2010 at 04:54 AM
    This is the 3rd of 14 different firearms carvings I wish to complete. I've posted 2 others here
    in the past in the 1911 subforum. Colt Single Action Army is another of my 1-of-a-kind Handgun
    Coin Carv...

  • Posted in thread: One-of-a-Kind Custom 1911 Build on 07-08-2009 at 06:20 PM
    Thanks for the welcome and your kind words.Once you alter a coin you are "taking it out of
    circulation" and it is no longer legal tender. You cannot legally spend it or submit it back
    into circulation...

  • Posted in thread: One-of-a-Kind Custom 1911 Build on 07-08-2009 at 04:18 AM
    well sorta...Knowing that there arent many gun NUTTS on this forum, or many into 1911's NUTTS
    here , I'm going to post this and hope I don't get banned!;););) Coin carving is just another
    hobby (sourc...

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