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Old 01-09-2010, 08:38 PM
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I've seen scattered postings of rings and other cool stuff but how about one thread to show what you make.

I know there must be many very interesting products out there. Maybe some of you who almost never post could share in this one too?

What do you make?

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Old 01-10-2010, 12:59 PM
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Between being a Silversmith and growing up on a farm, I've always enjoyed making things. I make a lot of my own tools, but for metal detecting and coin related items, here are a few that I've posted before.
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A Buffalo Nickel cut and soldered on a Zippo.
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I have made a lot of things from coins over the years, but these are the only ones that I have pictures of right now. I also make minature knives.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:05 PM
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Awesome!

Thanks much for posting!

By the way, do you make custom made silver bezels for Spanish cobs?

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:14 PM
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I never have, but I would think that any silversmith could probably do it.

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:28 PM
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Heres What I Made A Big Mess
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I have been making a few horse bit's over the winter.
Hey silversmith get a hold of me and tell me where I can get one of those saws Need to do some silver overlay's

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:41 PM
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Sovuser, that's beautiful work. I like that digger you made too. We may have to get together and I'll design one for you to make for me. I don't have the equipment to make full size knives/diggers right now.

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:50 PM
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I make metal arm cuffs for several different models of Minelab detectors. Here is one for an Explorer S, XS, II, SE, Etrac, Quattro, and Safari.
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A few things I made over the years.
Wooden box inlaid with coins dug.




I dug a small silver bracelet and turned it into 2 ear rings and a finger ring to match.



Silver and malachite - I cut the stones and made the settings.



Silver rings made from silver spoons dug.



Lastly, a 14 K pendant with stone cast from gold jewelry I had dug. Initials are my wife's & my first names. steve in so az

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All great stuff all I make is a nuisance of myself lol
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Great stuff! I will stick with breakfast

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Well I don't make things per se, but I like to build. I recently bought a house with an old shed- no walls and part of the floor was missing. I finished it for my wife and I to use for storage of yard tools, potting supplies and fishing stuff. I added a lean-to to each side for the ol jon and my mower.
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Some neat stuff from some talented people on this thread!

Geez. I come from a long line of "artsy" people, and I make all kinds of stuff from all kinds of materials. I never seem to stick to any one medium - I've built stuff from steel, aluminum, wood, glass, (etching, stained, mirroring, engraving.....) clay......... It's almost like a "need" to make things. Recently my 7 year old was playing with clay, and a friend dropped by while we were making stuff from the clay, to relate a story of how he had purchased a "rescue" cat for his kids. The cat turned out to be slightly psychotic and attacked him the next day, and he told the whole gory story............ anyhow, this gave me the inspiration to make him the little 6" high sculpture for Christmas. Keep in mind I never really made anything out of clay before this........

Yeah, a very morbid sense of humor that I posess....... many people pointed this out when seeing this object, but they are also laughing hysterically while pointing it out....... so who's so morbid, after all?

Problem is, that when I get good at making things from a particular material, I get bored with it and quit doing new stuff. Been thinking of doing a metal detectorist theme one, maybe with a guy swinging a machine, with a cutaway of the ground below him, showing a big bomb underground? Probably won't happen as I'm already losing interest in the clay thing. Once the ground thaws, tho, it'll won't happen for sure before next winter, lol.

I've been thinking about making custom knives for years, maybe blacksmithing as well.........( I have an extensive background in welding, fabrication, and machining metal) that seems like something that is very hard to master, so It'd be a long time before it bored me.
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Originally Posted by digdug1968 View post
Some neat stuff from some talented people on this thread!

Geez. I come from a long line of "artsy" people, and I make all kinds of stuff from all kinds of materials. I never seem to stick to any one medium - I've built stuff from steel, aluminum, wood, glass, (etching, stained, mirroring, engraving.....) clay......... It's almost like a "need" to make things. Recently my 7 year old was playing with clay, and a friend dropped by while we were making stuff from the clay, to relate a story of how he had purchased a "rescue" cat for his kids. The cat turned out to be slightly psychotic and attacked him the next day, and he told the whole gory story............ anyhow, this gave me the inspiration to make him the little 6" high sculpture for Christmas. Keep in mind I never really made anything out of clay before this........

Yeah, a very morbid sense of humor that I posess....... many people pointed this out when seeing this object, but they are also laughing hysterically while pointing it out....... so who's so morbid, after all?

Problem is, that when I get good at making things from a particular material, I get bored with it and quit doing new stuff. Been thinking of doing a metal detectorist theme one, maybe with a guy swinging a machine, with a cutaway of the ground below him, showing a big bomb underground? Probably won't happen as I'm already losing interest in the clay thing. Once the ground thaws, tho, it'll won't happen for sure before next winter, lol.

I've been thinking about making custom knives for years, maybe blacksmithing as well.........( I have an extensive background in welding, fabrication, and machining metal) that seems like something that is very hard to master, so It'd be a long time before it bored me.
This post reminds my of the Pokey and Gumby "claymation" 8mm movie short I made when I was a kid in the early 60's.
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I studied sculpture when I finally got around to going to college,
but nothing come of it.
I wasn't cut out to teach and wasn't mainstream enough to hook a good gallery.
I was a carpenter when I went in and a carpenter when I got out.

I have still got an itch I gave to scratch now and again.
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I studied sculpture when I finally got around to going to college,
but nothing come of it.
I wasn't cut out to teach and wasn't mainstream enough to hook a good gallery.
I was a carpenter when I went in and a carpenter when I got out.

I have still got an itch I gave to scratch now and again.
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I like those copper soldiers

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Great posts everyone!

Thanks for sharing with us.
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I made these but I haven't carved anything for quite a while:







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I make this http://arthurstileandmarble.com/gallery.nxgand more.

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Well this isn't made as much as built, it's the newest addition to the stable.
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