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Gallery of Hand Made Geocoins, Sig coins and tokens.

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I cast a new batch of bottle cap geocoins this weekend. The middle coin on top is biographical and the middle bottom was made with copper bb's -- it's a heavy beast. Instructions are here.

-Renzo

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Renzo, I love your bottle caps!

 

A question, if I may-

 

What are you using to make the designs? Just doing them on your computer then printing them?

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Here are some new bottle cap coins I made for a friendly fellow cacher. I print the images on card stock because the casting resin saturates regular paper to the point you can see through it. And yes, those are googly eyes on Rocky dog.

 

-renzo

 

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give me a little info about signiture items please...

do you leave them in every cach you find?

do you just trade them for other signiture items?

is it suggested to have your name on them?

I make glass beads I was going to start producing a speical one for leaving in caches should I attacha tag to show who its from?

 

thanks

Chris

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give me a little info about signiture items please...

do you leave them in every cach you find?

do you just trade them for other signiture items?

is it suggested to have your name on them?

I make glass beads I was going to start producing a speical one for leaving in caches should I attacha tag to show who its from?

 

thanks

Chris

 

when i have a lot, i leave them in every cache. if i put a lot out, then more people can collect them. and yes, you should attach a tag or put them in a little plastic bag with your name on them. that is what makes them special! and be sure to post a picture here.

 

i leave them whether or not i trade. i like to always leave something.

 

rsg

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Here are some new bottle cap coins I made for a friendly fellow cacher. I print the images on card stock because the casting resin saturates regular paper to the point you can see through it. And yes, those are googly eyes on Rocky dog.

 

-renzo

 

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these are really cute, especially with the goggly eyes!

 

rsg

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give me a little info about signiture items please...

do you leave them in every cach you find?

do you just trade them for other signiture items?

is it suggested to have your name on them?

I make glass beads I was going to start producing a speical one for leaving in caches should I attacha tag to show who its from?

I "leave" mine in every cache I find. If the cache isn't big enough, then I "drop" the token, then immediately "grab" the token, and then later drop it in the first cache that has room. Essentially, I dip it (for tracking purposes) in the cache that's too small, and then leave it in the first cache that is large enough.

 

Others leave sig items only in caches that are large enough, or only in especially memorable caches.

 

I don't trade them. I just leave them. If I want to collect someone else's sig item, then I leave something else in exchange.

 

Mine have my geocaching handle on them, plus I put them in a little ziplock with a note explaining what they are and where to track them. If you include a note, the more people will know that they are a sig item, and not just a random trade item.

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Great thread, got some good idea's, thanks everyone for sharing. Made this, my first signature Item. White and blue poker chips, 50 for $14. Clear label sheets for printer $10. Can of poly coat $7.

 

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Here are some new bottle cap coins I made for a friendly fellow cacher. I print the images on card stock because the casting resin saturates regular paper to the point you can see through it. And yes, those are googly eyes on Rocky dog.

 

-renzo

 

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Renzo- I tried making these after I saw a previous post of yours. They are SO cool! Mine didn't turn out nearly so good. I'll keep trying, though. These are really awesome and I love a dog theme!

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We found some really neat pewter First Nations Spirit Coins at an equally neat museum in nearby (to us) Sooke, BC, Canada. Many different designs and each has a word on the reverse - Vision, Patience, Wisdom and more. They are not trackable, but do seem to be popular...we have started to call them tokens so as not to mislead fellow cachers. They can be seen at www.NativeArt.com I believe, and if I have contravened any rules here by mentioning that, please let me know.

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Great thread, got some good idea's, thanks everyone for sharing. Made this, my first signature Item. White and blue poker chips, 50 for $14. Clear label sheets for printer $10. Can of poly coat $7.

 

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They look really good. I bought something similar on eBay about 4 years ago. Paid $13.75 for 35 of them. They were not as detailed as yours. You could only have 2 lines. Basically your name to a max of 15 characters and your caching anniversary to a max of 8 characters.

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Here is some I have found in the wild that Workerofwood makes out of Polymer Clay (FIMO).

Which are some of my favorites.

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Those are amazing!!!! :P

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:PHere's a few new additions, I started making the frog ones just recently. I think these are the two styles I'm sticking with. :)

 

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These are just gorgeous! I don't know anything about coins and sig items...but those are fabulous in their own right! Nice work!

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Here's my sig item. Anyone come across one of these in a cache?

 

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I think I remember seeing one of those in a cache in Merritt Island, FL!!!

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I am totally enjoying this thread! You incredibly talented and creative people have inspired me to spend way to much money on Sculpey clay and try my hand at some designing. I would love to learn how to do the caning, but that looks to be way to complicated for me! I just wanted to share what we've done so far.

 

Here is a pic of what we use as our "stamp".

 

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Here is the Sculpey token I tried to make. They didn't turn out very pretty, but I'm pretty darn proud of my first attempt at anything like this! ;)

 

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I have to figure out how to make these quicker. It's taking me about 20 mins right now to make one! Not to mention that I burned the first 4 that I made! :laughing: I also need to figure out an easier and neater way to put our name on the egg. My 6 year old was in charge of writing our name on the egg. You can see that he didn't get the whole word written on one line. ;)

 

Here is a cute little pin that I had made. They're 1" and you can get 100 of them for $30!!! ( I don't have anything to do with the company other than I've ordered from them) They'll even design pins for you!

 

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Just wanted to share! Thanks for looking :P

 

Nicole

 

Team Eggbert

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjunkala/?saved=1

 

just thought i would share my attempt at geocion making, whated to leave something other that toys in caches, thought it would be nice to leave handmade treasure, there are coins, key chain ( fits in micro) , or necklaces for the little girls, or big girls or who ever finds them. i always enjoy something unique in a box so this is my attempt. let me know what you think... jjunk

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dont know how to upload a picture to the page, sorry

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OMG! i didnt know about this thread. theres some brilliant siggy items in this thread.

can i hint that i love to accept siggy items but that i havent recievedany for a long longtime.

hint hint love the creativeness here.

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This is my first homemade coin. The images aren´t good, but i promise to made new better... :laughing:

 

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Next , in the bests caches... :D

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Not a good picture but these are mine. Still not completely cooled from the kiln.

 

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This one was done a few days ago and was the prototype for the ones above.

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Not a good picture but these are mine. Still not completely cooled from the kiln.

 

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This one was done a few days ago and was the prototype for the ones above.

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those are gorgeous! i have to get myself in gear to make some more before spring happens, so when my car is fixed, again, i can start caching again.

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Wow! Those are beautiful! Now I need to plan another trip to Portland so I can do some "bittsen stalking" to find one of them...

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I've recieved quite a few wooden tokens recently and wanted to start a thread where folks discuss the cool ones they have seen/have -- pictures would be cool too!

 

I'll start: Today I recieved the Fox & the Hound token! One as a keeper and one to go into a cache. They are very, very nice and I would hightly recommend this method of token creation to those not wishing to mint a coin.

 

Can you make a "coin" token out of anything? small metal or wood car? coin of any type with any saying on it? how do I go about starting?

degypsigirl asking

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I've recieved quite a few wooden tokens recently and wanted to start a thread where folks discuss the cool ones they have seen/have -- pictures would be cool too!

 

I'll start: Today I recieved the Fox & the Hound token! One as a keeper and one to go into a cache. They are very, very nice and I would hightly recommend this method of token creation to those not wishing to mint a coin.

 

Can you make a "coin" token out of anything? small metal or wood car? coin of any type with any saying on it? how do I go about starting?

degypsigirl asking

 

you can make anything you want. there are dozens of examples in this thread - many with instructions!

 

lara

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here are some of the sig items i have received with coin swaps, or found in caches or traded for.

 

a couple of things were made for me, just because, like the yellow duckies and red shoe., pawprint and cow thing. the little ceramic shoes came from, guess where?!

 

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this thread is awesome!! i have found a few sig items and love love love sig items... thats what i hope for at every cache i find =) yall keep up the good work.... im in the process of getting a sig item made but its not going to be this cool lol

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Not a good picture but these are mine. Still not completely cooled from the kiln.

 

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This one was done a few days ago and was the prototype for the ones above.

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One of those would fit very nicely in our collection.

 

Are you going to GWVIII ? :tongue:

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Not a good picture but these are mine. Still not completely cooled from the kiln.

 

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This one was done a few days ago and was the prototype for the ones above.

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One of those would fit very nicely in our collection.

 

Are you going to GWVIII ? :(

 

I honestly don't know enough about GWVIII to say if I will be there.

Gots to keep a low profile too with all the pot stirring I do, ya know.

 

:tongue:

 

You could always come to Portland to see if you can follow my tracks and find one (I can tell you one cache that has 4 of them in it)

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This is great!

 

I just discovered it this morning. A casualty of my usually only looking at the few forum messages at the top of the pile. This definitely interests me. In fact, I was just this morning "drawing" something to scan in and use as my avatar. It just might work on a wooden coin or something similar.

 

Keep it coming folks!! :tongue::(

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The more I read this thread, the more I like it!

 

I was recently reading another thread where folks were carrying on about the decline in the quality of swag in caches. And while there's certainly some merit in what they say, this kind of thing should be welcomed, enjoyed, and encouraged.

 

Is there some kind of arrangement in place, formal or non-formal, for trading and/or collecting these things??

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I have a few technical questions.

 

Has anyone ever tried to use a Dremel engraver tool to hand etch metal?

 

If you use a stamp on your wooden nickels, what type of ink do you use that stays on? Do you have any problems with inks/paints running into the wood?

 

TIA :unsure:

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I have a few technical questions.

 

Has anyone ever tried to use a Dremel engraver tool to hand etch metal?

 

If you use a stamp on your wooden nickels, what type of ink do you use that stays on? Do you have any problems with inks/paints running into the wood?

 

TIA :unsure:

 

I have used a Dremel for lots of things. They tend to want to spin off when using them to engrave on metal.

 

Most ink will run into wood just because it's porous. Some will run deeper and capillary action will draw it out (make it fuzzy looking) so you have to test ink, especially if using a stamp.

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Has anyone ever tried to use a Dremel engraver tool to hand etch metal?

 

Hmm, the server seems to have lost my last attempt at a reply.

Anyways, I make mine that way.

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Each one takes about 15 minutes to make, and costs me about a dime. It's kinda hard to tell, but I use a butane torch to discolor the tag before I engrave it, so it comes out in a silver on bronze sort of scheme.

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Has anyone ever tried to use a Dremel engraver tool to hand etch metal?

 

Hmm, the server seems to have lost my last attempt at a reply.

Anyways, I make mine that way.

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Each one takes about 15 minutes to make, and costs me about a dime. It's kinda hard to tell, but I use a butane torch to discolor the tag before I engrave it, so it comes out in a silver on bronze sort of scheme.

 

Ooo neat thanks :lol: Is that with the tool on a very low (shallow) setting?

 

And what attachments did you use? I assume you have a finer one for the writing at the top?

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Has anyone ever tried to use a Dremel engraver tool to hand etch metal?

 

Hmm, the server seems to have lost my last attempt at a reply.

Anyways, I make mine that way.

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Each one takes about 15 minutes to make, and costs me about a dime. It's kinda hard to tell, but I use a butane torch to discolor the tag before I engrave it, so it comes out in a silver on bronze sort of scheme.

 

Ooo neat thanks :) Is that with the tool on a very low (shallow) setting?

 

And what attachments did you use? I assume you have a finer one for the writing at the top?

 

I use a 7144 diamond bit for the entire thing. The engraving itself is very shallow, since the tags are steel and very hard.

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I just completed the casting of my first signature tokens. They are the size of a quarter and made of lead free pewter.

 

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I was wondering how you stamped your pewter coins.

I have a quantity of %60 silver droplets that would smash down to a dime sized coin

and would like to make a sig coin with them.

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I just completed the casting of my first signature tokens.

I was wondering how you stamped your pewter coins.

I have a quantity of %60 silver droplets that would smash down to a dime sized coin

and would like to make a sig coin with them.

 

Perhaps the answer is he did not stamp the sig items.

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dont know how to upload a picture to the page, sorry

 

Here you go!!

 

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wow, this are too cool!

 

rsg

 

Note here:

 

DO NOT think I did this.......

I only put the picture up since jjumk said they didn't know how!

 

jjunk deserves all the credit which I must say is "well deserved."

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thanks so much for posting my coins i didnt know how to do it but thank you. im happy to see how helpful people in the forum are. thanks again jjunk

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dont know how to upload a picture to the page, sorry

 

Here you go!!

 

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These are so cool!

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