Re: [sca_moneyer] Digest Number 55
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 17:54:38 -0000
> From: emrik@...Of course. Even if you are the automated list comedian. :)
> Subject: Was I missed?
> Greetings Thumbsmashers,
> Well I made thru the fire/wind/broken van/work/computer
> meltdown,just for all you folks.
> Everone ready to get back to the contest and the back to basics
> section.I do believe that we are way behind.
> Look for my post later today for all the good stuff.
Thumbsmashers being a particularly apropos term.
One of the local Dukes was about to go up for his "how many fingers
have I got" term. So he decided that he and two other guys would make
coins just for his newer term.
Somebody wasn't paying attention. He certainly wasn't.
And he lost part of a finger between the dies. He's getting crowned
again soon and I don't think he's done THAT since.
I recently had some guys come over who wanted to make a bunch of
which were used for a tavern gaming, site fees, tips, dinner purchase
by item event. One of the traditions for this thing is that a few of
the guys dress up in drag to act as serving wenches.
One of the local Music Laurels dressed up as Gigi this year, wearing
his wife's dress and looked extremely convincing. Really rattled a
bunch of us males. It appeared he'd developed real breasts. Must have
been a corset. Then again he's apparently worn it to Chapel Hill on
Halloween so who knows. Rod Steiger perhaps? Chapel Hill should be the
State Zoo - not Asheboro. I suppose they based their criteria on lack
of parking and not the cost of the fence.
Check out number 30.jpg That's him on the left. His wife on the
(I and my wife, local icons apparently, are 32-5.
I'm OL, she's Ct. Baroness. Not my best photo. I'm reclined in
an office chair we drag around for the fibromyalgia.)
The cook insisted on being flogged, and of course everyone else
the herald be flogged. Book Heralds should always be flogged.
I ground up a bunch of masonry nails for assorted shaped punches for
them and they reviewed both my list notes and your booklet I'd bought.
However, they couldn't afford/wait for the planchets from Hagstoz
and they wound up cutting out hundreds of them by hand.
I've since bought some circular punches as you suggested.
I already have a rolling mill and a couple of plastic cutting boards.
I also have some sleeves I've picked up over the years, sadly lacking
the half inch, but I know what to look for.
One of the locals had a heavy sleeve made at his work for the half
dies to slide in. They'd cut them / I'd polished them for them.
They ended up using a steel block under the hardy hole in their anvil
beneath the lower die which passed thru the hardy hole, the sleeve
over the lower die with enough room for their blank and upper die
still in it and a small hammer. Not too bad for a first attempt
and a cobbled together mess. Some of them came out fairly nice.
Magnus, Raleigh, NCSU alumnus/retiree