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Here's what you need:
-Hack Saw
-(Optional) Cold Metal Blueing Agent

Now lets get started

IT'S LEGAL! U.S. Title 18, Chapter 17, Section 331: Prohibits among other things, fraudulent alteration and mutilation of coins. This statue does not, however, prohibit the mutilation of coins if done without fraudulent intent if the mutilated coins are not used fraudulently.
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Step 1: Hammering and Cutting the Nickle

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In step we will hammer and cut the nickle.

As you will see in the first picture, I simply just hammered one side of the nickle. This gives you a longer blade.

Then we start cutting. Get your pen and draw out your pattern, it should look something like the second picture below. Now take out your hack saw and start cutting, a few drops of oil can make the cutting process much easier. Be careful not to make the little bar hanging off of the nickle too thin, its what we are going to wrap the penny around, and we want it as strong as possible.

Once you get your nickle cut out, click on the next step to learn how to put the penny on it.
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SweetGal1021 month ago
I don't know how it's illegal??? Cause it's not
awesome im going to use a quarter for this though.and im pretty sure destroying coins is not illegal but destroying paper money is and so ids defacing it like taking a $1 and puting a B before the ONE and a R after it so it says boner. but really no one is going to chase you for it even if it is a crime : / Canada needs to shut its mouth jk but seriously shhh :P
Destroing coins is illegal
sleeepy2 C chord8 months ago

Even when the Instructable cites the reg saying it's legal, we STILL get some posting saying it's illegal!

it is perfectly legal to melt down the old all copper pennies, why not bend them?
I'm pretty sure it's only illegal if you cut the money into little pieces then try to spend it, or cover it in paint then try to spend it.
BERTBOY13 temp5 years ago
it may be illegal but I've never seen anyone police running round trying to arrest somebody for cutting a coin up. therefore i would say lets do it anyways!
temp BERTBOY135 years ago
what do you have against Canada???lol
i'm so doing that
rawstock6 years ago
OH GREAT! Now we won't be able to bring change onto an airplane. What will the NTSA do with all that change they collect at the entrance to security? Maybe they could set up a jet fuel fund for the public before coach flights from SF to LA get to $1000!
X4i5 rawstock1 year ago

ummmm... you wouldnt be taking the machines on to the accessible part of the plane at least.

ben_tooth1 year ago
Does that work and cut
I don't understand how you connected the two coins.
its not even a knife its a sharp sort of round thing
If you think about it, that's what a knife is, more or less.
actually that looks about the right size for a mouse slasher movie.. or mabye to skin a hamster with.
Remind Me To Never Ever Go To Prison With You. Or We Could Shank Random People.
rhm34 years ago
Your name is prolly going to be on a list at a Fusion Center. If you don't know what a Fusion Center is just ask Jesse Ventura.
(YOUR N4 years ago
plz tel me how did u sarpen the knife
mykmykmykkk5 years ago
cool, but is it sharp?
That depends on how well you sharpen it.
Actually, it depends on the hardness of the blade. In this case, since the blade is composed of copper and nickel, I doubt that it will hold an edge.
seabee8904 years ago
You, have caused my mind to start winding up.... the change jar will be ruined..  hehe, i was just thinking how about a "silver"dollar coin for the blade and a mexican 100peso coin for the handle, that would give you a bigger knife. I am also trying to remember if you can you some flux and silver solder to fold your nickel in half and draw it out to make a longer blade. cool instructable though. enjoyable
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Welcome to Instructables! Remember the "be nice" policy and if you're going to insult a country, at lest use good grammar.
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What did Canada ever do to you! *sobs*
Don't go there.
Canada, It's not a fun place ;)
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hmmmmm..... that's weird because it's comments like this that make people less likely to even care or notice :D and if a person named PyroManiac96 is going to diss me about being a proud american who was indeed born on the fourth of july he should at least realise that there is a flag option and I find you rather myself threatened as a patriotic citizen of the United States of America
dag gommit, i was supposed to born on the fourth. two days late.
i was actually talking to "masterofallgeeks"... akward
Yeah...that was confusing me for a while.
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