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Holes in Coins, Chains, lamination, etc

 
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Holes in Coins, Chains, lamination, etc Reply with quote

Okay what are you guys using to drill your nice neat holes, how much will it cost to buy one and where do I get it?

Where are you guys buying your chain for the detail tag to be attached?

Also the lamination you use - what kind? where? how much?

I've decided to joing the hole coin gang becasue I am tired of them getting stolen and this will deter some folks.
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fidian
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I needed a chain, similar to the ones that come with the travel bug tags, I would go to Axe-Man. They have those silver beaded necklace style chains in bulk.

As for a laminator, I just got a cheap one that does photos from Wal-Mart. It's big enough to do small photos, business cards, etc. I strongly suggest a heat-based laminator, not one that uses two pieces of plastic and an adhesive, such as two rolls of clear contact paper.

For nice, neat holes, the best route would be a drill press.
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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merkman
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one of the nicest setups for geocoin travelers I have seen.
A little expensive I assume, but it should cut down on the muggles.

TECGeoJim style:
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen those and like em.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I have to ask:

Why are the coins sitting on a map of Poland and the Czech Republic?

Laughing
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pear Head wrote:
Ok, I have to ask:

Why are the coins sitting on a map of Poland and the Czech Republic?

Laughing

Because TECGeoJim is a world traveller. Smile
I like his big tags and labels too!
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IBcrashen
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have gone a step further with my coins now.

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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahahaha, nice!
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merkman
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone kept one of them.... There is NO Excuse!!!
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Bad_CRC
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merkman wrote:
Here is one of the nicest setups for geocoin travelers I have seen.
A little expensive I assume, but it should cut down on the muggles.

TECGeoJim style:



I like the idea of those luggage tags. I'm going to try to use that.

For a bit more security, I bet you could just touch the keychain ring with an arc welder making it impossible to remove them.
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