I've gotten a good response on Face Book to my Remember Coins !
I make em to leave at the graves of Confederate Soldiers.
I also use em on The Honor Ribbons I make.
This is the coin, my good friend Wayne Rowe gave it to me some time ago.
It's a Challenge coin !
It is a copy of the shields on the sides of the monument in
Richmond VA. to the Richmond Howitzers.
A lot of folks want some, so I'm letting y'all know how I make em !
I start off with --
I use this cause it won't decay !
I make a mold, making a good mold is the key !
Them I make up a ball of the same putty, coat the mold with Olive Oil
and press it into the mold.
Even with the oil they tend to stick, so I gotta watch em and get em out when the time is right !
After they dry and harden I paint em !
So That's how I do it !
I sell them at cost I don't make a profit off them !
The latest batch !
I FOUND A BETTER WAY TO MAKE EM !
I'm always trying to improve the quality of the coins.
I've found a better way.
This test coin is a bit out of round but the small lettering is easy to read.
That was a problem with the old way I made em, hard to read the small words.
I've changed to an oven baked clay -
And I use a STAMP instead of a mold.
I stamp the clay and put the coins in the oven.
They come out easy to read and are a lot stronger, much harder than with air-dry clay.
And with better detail than epoxy !
Then I paint em, and they are good to go !
Yeeeee Haw !