Coin Peacock

Intro: Coin Peacock

In this instructable you will be making a metal wire peacock sculpture with souvenir coin as its stomach. The advantage of making such a sculpture is that the souvenir coin on its own is very small and might eventually get lost.

You will need:

- souvenir coin,

- short nail (you might need a couple or three),

- pliers (you might need a couple),

- hammer,

- diamond drill,

- electric drill,

- 1.5 mm metal wire.

If the coin is thick or made from hard metal then you will also need:

- vice.

Step 1: Make the First Hole

Put the coin on a thick carpet or piece of wood. Then put the short nail on top the coin as shown and hammer in the nail to make the first hole for the neck. The nail might loose its sharpness and bend before you make the hole. This is why you need a couple of nails.

If the nail fails to make the whole because the coin is made from hard metal or the coin is very thick then put the coin into a vice as shown and use diamond drill to make the hole. It might take up to an hour depending on the quality of the diamond drill.

Step 2:

Put the coin on a thick carpet or piece of wood. Then put the short nail on top the coin as shown and hammer in the nail to make the second hole for the right leg. The nail might loose its sharpness and bend before you make the hole. This is why you need a couple of nails.

If the nail fails to make the whole because the coin is made from hard metal or the coin is very thick then put the coin into a vice as shown and use diamond drill to make the hole. It might take up to an hour depending on the quality of the diamond drill.

Step 3:

Put the coin on a thick carpet or piece of wood. Then put the short nail on top the coin as shown and hammer in the nail to make the third hole for the left leg. The nail might loose its sharpness and bend before you make the hole. This is why you need a couple of nails.

If the nail fails to make the whole because the coin is made from hard metal or the coin is very thick then put the coin into a vice as shown and use diamond drill to make the hole. It might take up to an hour depending on the quality of the diamond drill.

Step 4:

Put the coin on a thick carpet or piece of wood. Then put the short nail on top the coin as shown and hammer in the nail to make the fourth hole for the tail. The nail might loose its sharpness and bend before you make the hole. This is why you need a couple of nails.

If the nail fails to make the whole because the coin is made from hard metal or the coin is very thick then put the coin into a vice as shown and use diamond drill to make the hole. It might take up to an hour depending on the quality of the diamond drill.

Step 5: Widen the Holes With Diamond Drill

Put the diamond drill through the hole as shown. Set the drill to slow. Turn on the electric drill and slowly rotate the electric drill holding while holding the coin with your other hand to widen the hole as diamond drill spins. This step might break or bend the diamond drill if you are too rough.

Step 6: Cut Metal Wire With Pliers

The length of metal wire should be as long as a mouse pad (about 25 cm) as shown in the photo. The three equal length metal wire pieces will be used for neck and legs. The longest piece will be used for the tail.

Step 7: Put Metal Wire Pieces Through the Holes

Put the metal wire piece through the four holes as shown in the photo.

Step 8: Twist the Metal Wire to Make the Head and Neck

Twist the metal wire as shown in the photo to make the head and neck.

Step 9: Twist the Metal Wires to Make the Legs and Tail

Twist the metal wire as shown in the photo to make the legs and tail.

Step 10: Attach the Metal Wire Piece to Both Legs As Shown

Cut a small piece of metal wire (about 10 cm).

Attach the metal wire piece to both legs as shown in the photo to create support for the legs so that they do not move apart.

Step 11: Attach Metal Wire Piece to the Neck and the Tail As Shown

Cut a small piece of metal wire (about 10 cm).

Attach the metal wire piece to the neck and the tail as shown in the photo to create support for the neck and tail so that the sculpture would be able to stand.

You are now done.

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