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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:11 pm 
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girspiggy wrote:
try taking a half dollar and gluing it with krazy glue and hot glueing it to an english penny. maybe sand it down completely. idk. i did it with a nickel and a penny before. its not perfect but its secure. im gunna stock up on halves and eglish pennys so when i them ill make it and post a pic


For the price of "stocking up" on Eng. Pennies and Am. Halves, you could just buy a few ACTUAL copper/silver coins, so that you wouldn't have to spend a lot of time to get a less-than-professional gimmick.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:18 pm 
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DaveV wrote:
girspiggy wrote:
im just asuming you could do that. arnt the folding coins made like that??

No, not exactly.
i just got back from a magic shop where i bought a cop/sil coin and some english pennys and halves. i took one of each and glued them together and it works fine. i dont really care if you call me un professional for doing this. its really no different then a regular cop/sil coin. if your not gunna be handing it out for examination then why spend the money to get this super high tech gimmicked coin.


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If you're close, the spectators will notice the thickness. They aren't stupid, they WANT to catch you.

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miniserb725 wrote:
You cannot do this by hand, and you'd be deluding yourself if you think you could do it.


Heh. I was able to do it with a jeweler's saw, spinning the coin on a lathe. And there is absolutely no way to keep the blade straight. Wont even find a jig/mitre box that will hole a blade that small.

Only way to "split" a coin in half is by turning it on a lathe, or milling it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:31 am 
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I say leave it to Schoolcraft and Lassen.

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miniserb725 wrote:
If you're close, the spectators will notice the thickness. They aren't stupid, they WANT to catch you.

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Im not saying they are stupid but generally cop/sil coins arnt made too the highest standards. ive had a few in the past that have been more thick that they should and have never gotten cought, plus with the routine that i do, the coins are held in spellbound grip 95% of the time and the coins are in motion so they cant catch. spectators will call anything ythey think might be happening


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