Penny Engraving Jig

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Josh Ajima

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Josh Ajima

General Information

Engrave pennies with a super simple penny engraving jig.

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Material Description Price
MDF Wood

MDF Wood

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/4 in, Type: MDF

$3.00

PCB Milling Bits

PCB Milling Bits

Quantity: 10, Shank Diameter: 1/8 in, Cutting Diameter: 0.004 in - 0.008 in, Cutting Material: PCB/circuit board, Type 1: PCB/circuit board, Type 2: Variety pack, Use: PCB/circuit board

$20.49

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

$31.98
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Christopher Elledge
Are you using anything to adhere the penny to the jig or dod you just place the penny in and start carving?
Christopher Elledge
Josh Ajima
The first two pennies had enough friction fit in the jig to carve cleanly. The third penny started to slip slightly at the end. I was using a scrap piece of pine so you may have better luck with a harder material or using an adhesive.
Josh Ajima
Zachary Chartrand
awesome project I was just wondering how deep was the engrave on the penny? and what kind of spindle where you using?
Zachary Chartrand