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And my very first geocoin has been purchased and arrived!

 
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 17, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: And my very first geocoin has been purchased and arrived! Reply with quote

Well... due to my extreme love of the Crocodile Hunter series, Steve Irwin, and generally anything that the two stood for... I went and bought the "Crikey" fundraiser geocoin. AND IT'S JUST ARRIVED Very Happy



...The cat was also curious Razz

Anyhoo... it's awesome. I'm sure this is bound to get me started on an addiction to geocoins in some form or another... but I'm quite pleased with it Very Happy.

And me being me, I'm going to be making a chainmail wrap for it so I can have it dangle from somewhere or another Razz I'll post a pic of that once it's done.

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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 17, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Crikey! You might as well say goodbye to any disposable income you have now, because once you start coin collecting, that will be all gone! Nice looking coin btw.
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Georgia



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
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Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: May 17, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh - cool coin!
I have only bought a handful, and am trying to restrain myself Sad
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 18, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurrah! And I've finished the chainmail wrap for it. It's a 3/4 persian weave, 18gauge stainless steel, 3/8" rings down the spine, and 3/16" rings on the sides. Just gotta come up with a nice-looking style of chain weave to run from it to hang it from something Very Happy


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Ia Zixul zi Azkak. Ia Gula zi Pazu. Alal uggae Utukuku Xul. Ia Ia Pazuzu.
Ia Ningursu ia ia Umduggu. Shemti Shebui Nehenkau. Addu Nergal Arrallu.
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ohmic



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: May 18, 2007 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really cool.
It adds a whole new dimension to the coin!
I like it.
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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Posts: 228
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: May 19, 2007 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I have to add is....

welcome to the dark side now
There is no turning back once you start, so you may as well go and get another job now for that so called disposable income.

Oh ya and if that doesn't work blame MHz...wink wink
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Shinook and White Juan



Joined: 14 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: May 23, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very impressive looking coin. I like it. Very Happy
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Kabuthunk



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: May 23, 2007 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update on the progress with the coin. I've added a chain to it as well, in my own over-complicated manner Razz :



I didn't want a straight-on connection, so I decided to use a full persian weave, and split it into two half persian 3-1 chains, which then attach to the coin wrap itself. Then, to have a smaller hanging chain, I tapered down the full persian with smaller rings, and wove a Jens Pind weave off of the taper. Now it looks smooth, flows nicely, and the Jens Pind chain can be made as long as needed or wanted. The wire used was all 18 gauge stainless steel, and the ring sizes used were 3/8", 3/16", 5/32", and 1/8" ID. I'll let you pick out which is where Razz

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Ia Zixul zi Azkak. Ia Gula zi Pazu. Alal uggae Utukuku Xul. Ia Ia Pazuzu.
Ia Ningursu ia ia Umduggu. Shemti Shebui Nehenkau. Addu Nergal Arrallu.
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