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Old 11-10-2002, 04:11 PM   #16
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Hum, if you could trim out just the building from the "tails" side of the coin it would look pretty cool. Sand the opposing side down withs some fine wet/dry paper. It would look pretty trick. You could use some older pennies that actually did have a decent copper content... Hell, I'm bored and just might try it, not sure how I'm going to cut it out yet though. Have to do a really nice solder job so I dont cover up the cool stamping though
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Old 11-11-2002, 01:12 AM   #17
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you must be really bored...

I want to see it if you do! Waste of a pretty penny though.
I like those coins that are double heads. People were making some at the wood shop at my school. Great for deciding who gets shotgun... ("I call heads!")
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:25 PM   #18
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From a webpage about squishing pennies for souvenirs:

Section 331 of Title 18 of the U.S Code states that defacing currency is only illegal if done with fraudulent intent.

"You can burn it, melt it or smash it," said Matthew Kilbourne, a spokesman for the U.S. Mint in Washington, "as long you don't then try to pass it on to someone as if it's good."

So you could legally use pennies as battery bars if you wanted to. If you do, I suggest using pennies dated before 1983. before 1983 they were 95% copper and 5% zinc. 1983 to present they are 99.2% zinc and 0.8% copper.
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:47 PM   #19
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I wused ol pennys from my da's collection. One was 1909 vdb.
Now some1 say to me that silver better for electrisity. Maybe I try cutting some of thoses ol silver dollares that my da has. This time I cut wires from lamp in basement to use for batterey wires. This way i can plug batterers straight into wall to charge. YeAAA, I go now and do.

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Old 11-11-2002, 11:51 PM   #20
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pops, you crack me up!!!

where do you race, man? SoCal?
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Old 11-12-2002, 10:36 PM   #21
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Well using a lamp cord wire on my batterery work REAL good. My Battererys charge real fast and were smoking. Probally got lots of power now. Mom's mad cause carpet was on Fire! Only small spot about 1 ft round. Put coffie table over spot. hardly can see now.
Wish i could try battererys in car, but is raining outside.

Got a real good idea from nothr siteweb. Make suspension arms out of plywood. Save LOTS of money this way. I think see some plywood under burnt carpet in other room. I can cut pieces out with Da's saw tomorrow, then put table back over. Dark under house. No one notice.

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Old 11-13-2002, 02:28 AM   #22
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........................ That would add another degree of warping suspension parts!
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:10 PM   #23
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I guess the coffie table nidn't hide hole i cut in floor. Was burn't anyways. Mom found hole when big rat jump out of. What cheap an easy way to plug hole?
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:33 PM   #24
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Duct tape! ..... Duct tape works its magic on everything
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Old 11-14-2002, 08:04 PM   #25
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Duct tape, duct tape.........................
OH YEA! There's some on the seats in Da's car. I cut piece out with steak knife. GOOD IDEA!! Thank you thank you.
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Old 11-19-2002, 05:06 PM   #26
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BIG misake cutting ducktape from Da's car seat. Have to use more of Dollars from Da's coin set to buy car seat covrs. Tell him it's early xmax present.
I find frying pan in kitshin to cover hole I cut for make pywood suspension arms. Mom not miss it yet. This good too cause next time I plug batterers in wall to charge fast. Not burn more of carpet if I put in pan first.
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to make your batteries have even more voltage you should use the 220v outlet in the laundry room for the drier.that is if you have a drier and don't use a piece of rope tied between two trees to dry your clothes. J/K LOL
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Old 11-20-2002, 03:38 PM   #28
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House my has GAS dryer. Have same cord as lamp. Many lamp in house. Only one dryer in house. Cut cord to dryer, dryer not work, Mom notice.
mom have many cooking pans, Not notice I take one for hole in floor. SEE me smart NOT dummy!!

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Old 11-21-2002, 08:30 PM   #29
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I run my car in street today an was not as fast as i though. Still beat Da's Escort though.
I think maybe i try some Metal glue on wires and then wrap tape.
Still need to fix electrerel plug in wall. Some thing melted and plug for batterers not fit any more. Have pan in hole on floor so no more fires on moms carpet.
SEE me not stupid, have LOTS of good ideas.
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Old 11-29-2002, 09:25 AM   #30
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