Making a coin keyring

in build-contest •  6 months ago  (edited)

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So i was looking for ideas on how to make something different for my market stall and i decided to make some coin keyrings.

First step is to make a mark to keep the drill bit in place when drilling, i used a centre punch and a small hammer.

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Here you can see the pilot mark ready for drilling.

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The coin is placed in a drill vice and the hole is drilled a slow speed as high speeds can make the drill bit snap, i also use a drilling lubricant as it makes everything easier and the drill bits last a lot longer.

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When the hole is drilled it is not unusual to have a sharp edge around the hole, this is a called a burr and can be removed by using a large drill bit to gently run round the edge.

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All the parts are ready to be put together, this bit is really easy, it is a case of feeding the jump ring through the hole and the end of the chain and then using two pairs of pliers the twist the jump ring closed.

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Here is the finished item ready to attach to your keys.

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I hope people like these, i am currently selling these at £1. I feel they good presents for peoples birthdays.

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Oh that's a nice Ideal.

It is a good idea, but non-collectors prefer shiny coins. How about a small dip before drilling?

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These are a great idea and I bet they sell like hot cakes? @ronaldoavelino had a good idea, and I think a dip or a polish would make them shine like new. Since you've drilled a hole through them, the scratch marks from the cleaning won't matter a little bit to collectors either 😉

I did polish the pennies but to be fair the image lighting is not the best. I will be at the market tomorrow so we shall see.

Cheapest on ebay are around £3 so i am a lot cheaper.

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