Coin Ditcher

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y3xprm
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Coin Ditcher

Postby y3xprm » February 10th, 2013, 6:20 pm

I am glad to announce that Library.com has released my new eBook: Coin Ditcher Gimmick.

Thank you for your attention and support. Mark

Details:

http://www.lybrary.com/coin-ditcher-gim ... 55520.html
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Pete McCabe
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby Pete McCabe » February 11th, 2013, 1:43 pm

Quick review:

This is a good update of an old principle/device. The resulting product is simple but effective.

Warning, though: The ad says "The Coin Ditcher is made using readily available, low-cost materials." But this is only true if you own an angle grinder. Otherwise you'll have to take some of the readily available low-cost materials to someone to do the work for you.

This is not mentioned anywhere in the advertisingI consider this a significant omission.

Bob Farmer
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby Bob Farmer » February 11th, 2013, 2:33 pm

Damn, I just sold my angle grinder as part of a clearout of stuff I don't need anymore (e.g., acetylene welding torch, oil drilling rig, etc.)

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erdnasephile
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby erdnasephile » February 11th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Pete:

Looks like the author added this caveat:

"[Note: The author suggests to use an angle grinder in a part of the build process. However, an angle grinder is not really necessary. It will make the job easier and faster but you can do the same with a hand metal saw and a file]"

How much longer would the job take with saw and file v. angle grinder?

y3xprm
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby y3xprm » February 11th, 2013, 6:46 pm

Good question, erdnasephile. The job with a handsaw and file will take about 15-20 minutes. Using a powertool, 3 to 5 minutes.
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erdnasephile
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby erdnasephile » February 11th, 2013, 7:24 pm

Thanks, Mark!

y3xprm
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Re: Coin Ditcher

Postby y3xprm » February 12th, 2013, 3:28 pm

Here is a link with some reviews and comments about the Coin Ditcher Gimmick.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... start=0#23
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