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#1 corter

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:58 AM

I'm looking to make some screw back conchos out of old coins. I've been looking and looking for any help, and just can't find it. So i'm wondering if anyone has any resources? I figure there's only a couple steps, doming the coin and then attaching the screwback, which would maybe be done with a soldering iron? any help would be awesome!

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:07 PM

Someone posted this on here a while back, not too sure who but thank him. I downloaded it when I saw it.Attached File  index.pdf   489.95KB   713 downloads
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:45 PM

thank you sooooo much! that's awesome, i'm very excited now.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:10 PM

No problem at all. Thank Bob Stelmack for doing the tutorial. I'm just a pack rat for info so I had to save it even though I have no intentions of making conchos. I figured somewhere down the line someone could use it.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:04 PM

Is there any special type of solder that is used to do this?

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

search Alltribes, they sell native american jewelry but they do sell screw back coin conchas most of the time. There's a lot of catagories to search through but I think they're found along with concha belts or something like that.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

A big thanks to Bob, what a great tutorial.





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