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These are really cool!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jakedog, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Jakedog

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  2. ReverendRevolver

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    Reminds me of an Ebay store that did those awhile back with specific year quarters and silver 50 cent pieces.

    They look nice.
     
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    I think I saw similiar in Sharper Image catalog.
     
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    I actually use a few of them quite a bit. This British piece is my go-to. I also have a silver Peso that I use quite a bit, and a 1972 US quarter.

    I use them more often than my Clayton picks.

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    Ha Penny for your thoughts...
     
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    I have a bench grinder, lots of foreign coins from my travels and all 10 fingers. Surely nothing could go wrong. Don't tell my wife I'm going to try this.
     
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    68tele Friend of Leo's

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    I don't use a pick, but i like that 1806 King George penny!
     
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    Do they come in medium? I need a little flex in my pick... ;) :D
     
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    At the weekend I was showing my son some old coins that my mother left me and we came across this one. Pretty cool. Queen Victoria, 1875. 20201129_115945.jpg 20201129_120011.jpg

    I don't collect coins, so I'm sure there are plenty of people with nicer, older ones. But it was nice to stumble on in an old tin.
     
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    ive made pics from old coins for years...quick nip in a hydraulic wire rope splicing press then shape to suit...
    i wouldnt go using old victorian coins...those are worth money.i found a mint cond 1866 half penny under my bathroom floor when i took old boards up to replace them..i used 2 pence pieces or an old 5 pence piece..
    i havent any at mo...no access to press anymore...and people tend to nick them....and they can take lumps out of your guitar too...and ravage your strings
    i use old bits of flexible thin plastic or nylon these days...trim to shape...they wear out not break...or just play fingerstyle
     
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    Since I don't have a hydraulic wire rope press, I should revert to one of my childhood activities, which was to put coins on the railroad track to flatten them. I wonder if trains are as heavy as they once were and if layered coins will behave like the old ones.
     
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    we did that as kids too...freight trains from a local potash mine...used to ride on them too...driver would make sure it was safe and no noseys...then slow right down going through redcar central station...and shout the time he would be going back...
    seems these things are a common global thing
    and yes...a nice big locomotive WILL squish your coin...just like they always did
    work hardens them too...as does the rope press
     
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    I am a pickaholic. You, sir, are fanning the flames of my addiction. :)
     
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    I wonder if @Flaneur knows about these? Although, I suspect that he is a fingerpicker.
     
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    I made one out of a nyc subway token back when I read about Brian May. I ought try to find it...hmmmmm
     
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    Worse than that.....a metal fingerpicker. :D:lol::rolleyes:

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    dont buy them...no economic logic to it...
    Who would spend a pound to buy tuppence???
    dont spend yer hard earned brass...not wasting it on these...use your change to make a pick or 10 instead
    everyone owns a hammer and a file...if you need to soften it...anneal it on gas stove
     
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    [​IMG]got some coins they ran over with that too...i was working at york railway museum testing cranes in workshops and they had fired that monster up...GWR Broad Gauge Iron Duke...7ft 1/4 inch track gauge...better than 4ft 8 1/2inch
    that thing is BIG...designed originally by Daniel Gooch...Brunels right hand man on GWR
    Gooch was from Bedlington...not far from me
    Also layed the first transatlantic cable,...from The Great Eastern
    they let me ride on footplate ...and gave me a shovel
    That Driving wheel is 8ft dia
    70 mph easily in 1850
    standard gauge might hit 50mph with tailwind and on incline
     
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  19. bgmacaw

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    I bought this Scottish coin pick on EBay a few years ago.

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    I made myself one in 1992, still using it today. Cost me a dollar.
     
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