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hello, i,m a coin carver


billzach

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hello i,m new to forum and my carving name is billzach...i,ve been carving coins for 10 years and have carved about 800 coins ...i carve all kinds of coins from pennies to twenty dollar gold coins..most early carved coins were on buffalo nickels and were called hobo nickels...i use a gravermax and hand push gravers and sharpen my gravers with a grs power hone, i also use a microscope in my carving..[ps] the coin on the left is a morgan dollar reverse carving with buffalo bill being the subject..

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I love these hobo nickels!  Tell me, how do you manage to get the background so smooth?

Marcus, i use my gravermax to remove excess metal first and then finish up with a #38 flat carver, then i use a sanding stick to take scratches out, then i use a micro-blaster..by having carved so many coins, smoothing background [field ] is something i do without thinking, thank you for your comments [ps] I enjoy and study your work as you are one of today,s master engravers.

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