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Topic: What do to with an oxf set ?
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 8, 2013 11:38AM)
Hello everybody !

I bought a oxf coin set from Vax, a french guy who works a lot on coin gaff and does a great job. Just a few question about it :

- I have the dvd from Eric Jones, An Extension of Me and use his oxyclean routine all the time. But I wonder if you could do more things with this set ?

- When the [ is on the f******, there is a step of 0.5mm, the [ doesn't nest perfectly. I think this is due because of the shim inside the [. Is it normal ? Or with others oxf sets, the [ nest perfectly ?

Thanks a lot guys !
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Jul 8, 2013 02:14PM)
.5mm sounds pretty stinkin' good, especially with a shim. There is always going to be a 'step' when you're working with a shell, unless the insert coin is thinned to match it, but I can't imagine being disappointed with a difference of half of a millimeter - even without a shim.
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 8, 2013 02:44PM)
Vax is a great coin maker, really :) I will upload some pictures of the set
Message: Posted by: hypnojeff (Jul 8, 2013 03:33PM)
I own a couple of oxf and they both have a step. It's natural especially with a shim.
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 8, 2013 03:46PM)
Thanks for the reply ! :) Here is the set :

I won't go with image shack, better uploading them on the Café directly :)
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Jul 8, 2013 03:51PM)
Do More things with the Set??? YES !!! :) Stop me when you see one you like! :)
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 8, 2013 03:53PM)


Message: Posted by: manreb (Jul 8, 2013 05:07PM)
Very nice
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Jul 8, 2013 09:55PM)
You really can't complain too much about that Alex. Some - a very few - cover a little more but virtually all my shells - and I have more than a few! - show that much and some much more. Of course when handled properly the spectators never notice it at all. If you are presenting your routine well they will never be looking at the edges.

Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 8, 2013 10:39PM)
I didn't complain :) his set is fantastic, I just wanted to know if it was normal :)
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Jul 8, 2013 10:49PM)
That's about average. I think that unexpanded sets may give more coverage around the edge - though I've only owned 2 sets. Both from Roy Kueppers. Their coverage on the edge was incredible. Not 100%, of course, but I was thrilled.
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 9, 2013 12:21AM)
Ok ok :) I really love the look of the coins, the set is unbelievable, Vax is a great coin maker, like schoolcraft and Lassen
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 11, 2013 10:14AM)
I paid like 250/260$ for the oxf set + 4 matching coins. But it was second hand :)
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 12, 2013 12:51AM)
Sorry for this triple post but I have a question : how can I make the coins to "slide" more easily ? They are a little bit rough..
Message: Posted by: Dentian (Jul 13, 2013 04:37PM)
You mean the f*****r into the s***l? if so, you should add some teflon into the s***l if there isn't already (tango sells some pre cut teflon circles).

If you're asking about solid coins sliding more easily, you should probably get 'soft' or circulated coins from a local coin store. If they were just normal clad kennedy halves, id just say to sand them with some fine steel wool until they become softer (but you have walking liberties, which I don't recommend sanding).
Message: Posted by: hypnojeff (Jul 21, 2013 11:48PM)
I agree with Dentian. I've sanded down Morgans and darkened them with success. If anyone want to know how to soften coins, I have a great process. I'll post pictures when I get back from my trip.

Message: Posted by: Joni River (Jul 23, 2013 01:16PM)
Nice set Alex!!

I have a set from Vax too and its fantastic. My coins are old soft 10 french francs so I don't have noise problems, and the expanded shell with teflon covers almost all the regular coin (i can send you pics if yo want).


Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jul 23, 2013 01:31PM)
Hey Jonathan !

I should get my shell set in old 10 francs in a couple of weeks from the hand of Xavier ! I'm really excited :D