U.S. coins, as well as many other countries’ coins, used to be made out of silver and not what we see today: combinations of nickel, copper, and aluminum.
So, seeing this bag of coins I’ve collected, I decided to try to make something out of them. I don’t cut up the Mercury dimes or Buffalo nickels, but I do use the quarters and nickels from the late 50′s and early 60′s. This is a project I wrote about on my blog, Sir Richard's Tool Kit.
These two crosses were textured with a propane torch.
Step 1: You will need...
small drill bit and drill
jeweler’s saw and block or a hack saw
maybe a pin vise
If you choose to partially melt the silver for texture, you will need a propane torch.
safety goggles- plase wear them. I've gotten metal and wood in my eye before and scratched my cornea. It is not fun. It will ruin your day.