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Frequently asked Questions
Everywhere I go, I hear some of the same questions. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

General Questions
Question:
How long have you been cutting coins?
Answer:
This has been my full time job for over 2 decades now.

Question:
Do you work any other jobs?
Answer:
No... been just this all my adult life. I ocassionally make websites, or write computer programs. I don't rely on those though. This is my primary occupation.

Question:
How did you get into this work?
Answer:
My mother and stepfather have been cutting coins over 3 decades. I learned from them. I just altered my business a bit for how I wanted to do it.

Question:
Where do you set up your display?
Answer:
I go all over. Malls, fairs, flea markets, school shows... just about anywhere I feel would be good. Often even out of state.

Question:
Can you cut anything?
Answer:
I can cut anything if the connections to the coin work out. There are some designs I cannot do because of strength concerns, or connection problems. There are literally thousands of design possibilitys though... so if you have a request please ask!

Question:
What do you cut them with?
Answer:
I cut them with a Jewlers Saw. It is like a coping saw... just a much finer blade. 

Question:
How often do you break a blade?
Answer:
Oh Jeez... I go through a couple dozen a day at least. They sure don't last long.

Question:
How long does it take you to cut a coin?
Answer:
It depends on the coin. Generally speaking.. it takes about 10 minutes each. Sounds pretty quick, I know... but remember... this is after decades in the business. I have made thousands of these through the years. I got my system down pretty good.

Question:
Is there anything you won't cut?
Answer:
Usually, if I can cut it, and it will look good,  I will. I am not here to judge peoples morals, I am here to make money. If you are under 18, and want something "inapropriate" in nature.. you will need your parents permission.

Question:
Have you ever made anything for anyone famous?
Answer:
Actually, yes I have. Quite a few actually. With my job I get to travel alot, and have an opportunity to meet alot of interesting people. It's one of the things I really like about my job.

Question:
Do you teach people to cut coins?
Answer:
To tell the truth, there really isn't much to teach. I could explain in 10 minutes everything there is to know that could be taught. On the other hand, this is not a business easy to get into. Cutting a coin, and having it look good, takes years and years of practice. I'd say.. I really wasn't too good until I was already doing it full time for 10 years or so. I sometimes get an opportunity to see something cut early on, and usually it makes me laugh. So as far as teaching... once you have a saw.. the main thing is practice. If someone has a question though, I am usually very willing to answer.

Question:
What was the hardest part for you to learn?
Answer:
Well there were several. My first obstacle was learning "control" of the saw. It took years before I could cut the rim of the coin, and have it look round. The next hardest, and is still hard to this day, is picturing the design. Say someone comes up and wants a frog. I know I can't make it look like an actual frog, they don't want that anyway. I have to picture the frog in a cartoonish way, and find a way to cut it into a coin. With a coin, I don't have colors, or depth. I can't make cuts all over either, or the coin would be too week. So basically, the hardest part is.. taking their design, and picturing it in a way, that will work out in a coin.
 

Legality Questions
Question:
Isn't it Illegal to cut up coins?
Answer:
No it isn't... alot of people think it is though. Check my legality page for more information on this.

Wholesale and Drop Shipping
Question:
I think this is a great item. Do you wholesale? Do you drop ship?
Answer:
Yes I wholesale and drop ship. I have a unique program going where webmasters can sell these coins from their website, and I will ship directly to their customers. It's a great way for small business to increase their product line, with no "out of pocket" expenses. Check the wholesale, and money making opportunity links for more information.
 

Ordering and Product Questions
Question:
What if I order something, and I don't like it. Do I have to pay for it.
Answer:
No you don't. I never make anyone buy somthing they don't like. I am like this with the special orders. If I don't think I can make it look good, where the customer is happy, I won't cut it. I won't make something I know will look sub-standard, just for the sale. So, since I do it this way,... I have very few people unhappy with the coin. In the last 2 years.. I think I had 1 person who wasn't quite happy. And she did pay (her choosing) for my time and effort. If I do cut you one, and you don't like it... don't be afraid of offending me. Just return it... there will be no charge, no questions, and no problems.

Question:
Do they come with the necklace? 
Answer:
Yes, All coins I cut include either a necklace or keychain.

Question:
Is it cheaper if I just want the coin cut, and not the necklace?
Answer:
No, I charge for the work in cutting the coin. I give the necklace chain, or keychain free with the purchase.

Question:
I see you give free shipping, and will bill people for small orders. Why do you do this? Don't you lose money.
Answer:
The shipping is no big deal for me to give free. All I do is put it in a small envelope, and add a stamp or two. I always hated ordering things online and having to extra for shipping. I didn't want to do that with my site. As far as billing for small orders... well I know not everyone has a credit card. I wanted to make this easier for them. I actually get more sales doing this.. and there are very few problems. Most people are honest, and do pay me in a timely manner.

Question:
Will you ship Internationally?
Answer:
Yes. However it  must be prepaid. You can use your credit card  and pay through my PayPal server, or send an International Money Order. Shipping is free for US orders, but due to increased cost, overseas orders must pay a set shipping rate of $3.50 US Money.

Question:
What if I supply the Quarter? Is it cheaper then?
Answer:
Yep, If you ask, I will deduct 25 cents off your total :) 

 

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