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Friday, 08 May 2020 14:08

Adventures in 3D Printing

Last year I picked up a FlashForge 3D Printer but after a lot of issues I returned it and got a Creality CR10S-Pro. After quite the learning curve in both setup, maintenance and learning the software I set out to design some things for my coin collecting hobby. I started out with some simple platforms that allow you to place your plastic coin tubes in them to keep them a bit more organized and from rolling around. I used the Edgar Marcus Kointubes as my templates and I think they came out pretty decent for a first shot at trying to make something in 3D Form. I made several different plates from Pennies up to Dollars. I also created a slotted holder that you could use to place round bullion capsules in and it would angle them up for easy access and viewing. For a Display shelf or something along that lines this design would be ideal but I do think I am going to try and make a new one for those for a storage type solution.

All of my Designs can be found on my ThingiVerse page for free. Please feel free to down load and make your own. 

So after making these I wanted to try and design something to more show off some of the coins and rounds that I had so I had the idea to come up with themed wall hangers. My First piece was in the shape of a shield with hanging swords. I have the set of the Destiny Knight 2oz rounds that feature the Knight himself, dragons and other medieval designs. That set is a 5 coin set and I actually had 6 coins, The extra one being a duplicate of the Phoenix coin. So what I did was design the holder to use all 6, one of each design then one in the middle that houses the reverse of the coin showing the destiny knight. 

I live in the Midwest where the buffalo roam and I thought what better than to symbolize this with a buffalo themed design. This one was measured and designed to hold 1oz coins in capsules. I personally don't have very many buffalo bullion coins but I populated it with a few various rounds and I had to toss an American Silver Eagle in there for good measure. For this design and the shield I just used the 3M Command Strips with Velcro to easily setup and remove from the wall if I want to swap the coins out. One difference though in this design is that the buffalo has a solid back so the coins sit down in the spaces but they are a bit harder to get out where as the shield design it's an open back design so you can easily pop the capsules in and out and the pressure holds them in.

Sunday, 26 April 2020 14:09

Stacker Soap

Wanted to share this cool product that we found recently, I originally saw this on Spegtacular's channel on Youtube so I decide to check it out. Rob at Hayseed Reverly on Etsy is creating "Stacker Soap" these are large soap bars that have hand poured silver treasure embedded inside. Right now at the time of this post he is offering 3 colors (Red, Blue, Green) with two designs on the soap (Skull and Cross Bones and Hearts) and then your choice of treasure (Howling Wolves, Hearts, Skulls) and then the weight/size of the silver in side. (1/4 ozt, 1/2ozt or 1ozt)  

We purchased 4 1ozt bars, 2 green and 2 blue. We ordered on April 9th and they were delivered April 16th. I went with The Howling Wolves and the Skull treasure option. At this time I have 2 bars open for the kitchen and bathroom and we are using these waiting for that sweet sweet treasure to be exposed!  This would be a great addition to any collector especially one with a family, Get your kids to wash their hands more frequently and then after some time they will have a cool piece of treasure to collect. 

Check Out Rob's page on Etsy and stay tuned! I will update the site with pictures and a reveal video once the bar is worn down enough to check out the treasure inside.

Monday, 20 April 2020 14:33

Welcome and First Post

Welcome to the blog of The Silver Jackal.

Glad you stopped by!

Please bare with us as we move in and get the ball rolling. This site is mainly for me to post images and info about my coin collection and my hobbies. While this will mostly be posts about coins and silver stacking, I may throw in some various video game collection or car posts along with general day to day stuff. 

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