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    We have a local guy who makes all manner of stuff from deformed bar (much larger than these minatures) but his red bellied black snakes really look the part. I considered buying one and fixing in my rainforest but very expensive; besides I have the real thing, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Lol, but it's GRS. . .they make engraving equipment. And a bit costly for the run-of-the-mill hobo.
    I can just see the guy on a streetcorner now; "Please help, my gravers are dull, my sandbags leaking..", and anything else he can felt-pen on a scrap of cardboard.
    Dylexia: its a bugger (see different spelling, words jump all around the page, write gobbledgook, etc): probably why I have a weird punny sence of humour & all sorts of trouble during school years & beyond & the beat goes on like Sonny Bono.
    Every drama has a bright side: really funny thing is that all those very long numbers on the old computer printouts (early 70s) were a sinch for me to see the wrong ones ,somewhat like colour blind folk seeing camo during WW2 etc. When I was doing computer control work back then, what took others hours to scan printouts took only minutes for me whereas reading a few pages is really hard work. Ha Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Dylexia: its a bugger (see different spelling, words jump all around the page, write gobbledgook, etc): probably why I have a weird punny sence of humour & all sorts of trouble during school years & beyond & the beat goes on like Sonny Bono.
    Every drama has a bright side: really funny thing is that all those very long numbers on the old computer printouts (early 70s) were a sinch for me to see the wrong ones ,somewhat like colour blind folk seeing camo during WW2 etc. When I was doing computer control work back then, what took others hours to scan printouts took only minutes for me whereas reading a few pages is really hard work. Ha Ha.
    I hear ya kind of like being able to spot an 8 or 6 or 3 in a field of 9's almost instantly or the 3 in a field of 8's
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    Monkey king Morgan silver dollar. The engraver is Aleksey Saburov. More of his work is here: https://www.saburovart.com/.



    I like what he's doing here by using hobo nickels as watch faces:

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    The monkey king or knight may not be winged, but saw immediate connection to my favorite monkeys of all time.
    Can't find a decently presentable gif. clip, but they'd be the minions in "Wizard of Oz"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    The monkey king or knight may not be winged, but saw immediate connection to my favorite monkeys of all time.
    Can't find a decently presentable gif. clip, but they'd be the minions in "Wizard of Oz"
    I hope this works.

    Scary buggers...

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    Beating heart hobo nickel.

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    Beating heart hobo nickel.
    Said engraver to yon maiden "Only for you fair one, only for you." and apologized that it was but a nickel.


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