Sunday, September 30, 2018

Coin Cutting Practice Patterns.

Cutting coins is a lot of fun. After I posted the video from the Gwinnett Woodworkers Scroll Saw SIG meeting yesterday. I received a few requests for patterns. I put together five very simple quarter patterns. I designed these to be easy to cut. The rims are left intentionally large. If you feel comfortable cutting these you can cut outside the pattern line and make the rims thinner. The finished coin looks better with the thinner rim.

These are designed to be earrings. If you need the ear wire hooks you can get them here. You will also need jump rings. You can get them here. These finding can be found at almost any craft store.

In the video below of Chris cutting coins, he uses Pike Jewelers blades. I have not used that brand but he seems to like them. I put links below for those blades on Amazon.

You can also use the Niqua/Flying Dutchman metal cutting blades. I generally use the #2/0 but these practice patterns can be cut with a #1.

You have a few options for a jig to hold the coin while you cut.
Here are links to the video I did back in 2007 that show how to make a jig to hold the quarter.

Part One
Part Two
 If you have access to a 3D printer you can download this jig I created. The files are free. This jig works okay but it is not a durable as the next option. You can get the 3D print files in my eStore.
 This is the jig shown in the video below. These are $30 and are available in different coin sizes.
If you are interested in purchasing one of these jigs contact Marcus Bailey at this email address. Marcus can give you all the details. I have used these jig and consider them the best option by far.