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Topic: Making my gaff??
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Mar 14, 2009 11:40AM)
I'm not much for gaff coins but I had an idea for a gaff that I wanted to try and make. It requires cutting about a quarter of a centimeter down each side of the coin. The problem is, I don't know what I could use to cut down the coin. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Message: Posted by: prototype (Mar 14, 2009 02:22PM)
Bolt cutter. Don't know if it would bend the coin in the process though. You'd also get a beveled cut not a flat edge.
Message: Posted by: mystre71 (Mar 14, 2009 03:55PM)
Mark, You can pick up a tiny hack saw at lowes, use the thin blade and cut slowly, you should be fine.

Message: Posted by: ShawnB (Mar 14, 2009 11:31PM)
A jewlers saw will work best.

Message: Posted by: marty.sasaki (Mar 15, 2009 01:02AM)
Make friends with a machinist. I don't know exactly what you want to do, but it sounds like you want to shave some metal off of face of a coin? Anyway, this kind of thing will almost be trivial for someone with a small mill. You might be able to get it done just out of interest, or the cost should be very low, or possibly some magic in return for the work maybe a short show for a dinner party?
Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Mar 15, 2009 02:44PM)
Thanks guys. I got in touch with a mechinist this mornign but havn't gotten any response yet. For those whoa are wondering, this is a gaff to vanish any kind of coin, whether it is bigger or smaller than a half dollar (so far)
Message: Posted by: MikeyM71 (Mar 15, 2009 10:17PM)
I don't know what your budget is, but if I want to cut, grind, or drill a coin to make a gaff, I use a dremel tool with attachments.
Message: Posted by: Ocha (Mar 25, 2009 02:44AM)
I was going to suggest a Dremel Tool too, It realy is a Great tool for detailed work.

Message: Posted by: MarkTirone (Mar 25, 2009 02:53PM)
Thanks guys. Turns out the gaff didn't even work lol. Kind of a crazy pipe dream. I will keep at it though ;)
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Mar 28, 2009 02:59PM)
What was the idea? Maybe we could find another way around the problem?!
Message: Posted by: Benjamin Dove (Mar 30, 2009 11:04PM)
It must be so hard to make gaffs...