The Penny Squisher
I was planning to title this post Tool Porn for Marcy, but I was reminded of all the spam that might generate. We can only hope *they* don't find us now.
This is my rolling mill, used mostly for squishing pennies. I used to employ the railroad tracks, but that was chancy, and required Actually Leaving Home, which I do only under duress.
Why squish pennies? To use as embellishments. I like their coppery goodness, and their price. This bag is *Venus*, handspun silk, with a few squished pennies in among the embellishments:
Rumors occasionally arise that pennies will be discontinued as actual coin of the realm, at which time I plan to rush to the bank with my $10 and purchase a lifetime supply. I do have a disc cutter and copper sheet metal, but pennies are much more fun.
I drill the holes first (more tool porn) with my drill press:
Depending on my mood, the hole might be through Lincoln's head once again (History Major) or, more kindly, through the Lincoln Memorial. Here is a bundle, ready to be shipped off to a friend, who thinks they'd be fabulous on the hem of a skirt: