Step 1: Draw It Out
Step 2: Hammer and Smooth
Nickels work great because they are mostly made out of copper which hammers well. They are also the same through out. If you use a quarter, you’ll have a two tone monster. But that would be cool too.
Hammer out nickels so you have enough to make all the parts for your monster. Once you have the desired size, use a sanding disc to smooth out the surface of the nickels.
Step 3: Trace the Shapes
Step 4: Shape the Pieces
Clamp the head piece down and use what ever size you want to make monster eyes. Drill the eyes out.
Step 5: Polish & Poke
Finally use polishing compound to shine up you pieces.
You can use a drill bit but I used an awl. Tap holes enough to connect all your pieces together. Use your grinding wheel to remove the exit burrs on the back side.
Step 6: Emboss Your Monster
Form the embossing shapes out of the needles. Place the nickel on a hard surface and tape the embosser on to the monster piece. This helps the embosser to stay in place for multiple strikes.
Fill in the relief lines with black marker and wipe off the excess.
Step 7: Connect
Make a chain
Make more rings and connect them together. Compress the rings so they are oval shape and less likely to become unlinked.
Make a key ring out of another paper clip and connect it to the chain.
Connect it all together. Attache your key.