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I saw my first cut coin at a renaissance fair in the 1970’s, but many years passed until I actually sat down and started cutting. I have always had the ability to work with very small items. Being a marine geologist and working with micro fossils was actually enjoyable for me instead of being a dreaded task. Cutting a coin under magnification with very delicate saw blades seemed to fit my temperament. I consider this exercise, which is also called piercing, an art form: one that has been practiced for centuries.

I have always been an amateur musician, and have been playing Irish traditional music on the uilleann pipes for many years. Until recently, I published an international magazine that was of interest to uilleann pipers.

I am active hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding Seattle, and I try to find time to work out 2 times a week…

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  • Joined July 27, 2009

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About

I saw my first cut coin at a renaissance fair in the 1970’s, but many years passed until I actually sat down and started cutting. I have always had the ability to work with very small items. Being a marine geologist and working with micro fossils was actually enjoyable for me instead of being a dreaded task. Cutting a coin under magnification with very delicate saw blades seemed to fit my temperament. I consider this exercise, which is also called piercing, an art form: one that has been practiced for centuries.

I have always been an amateur musician, and have been playing Irish traditional music on the uilleann pipes for many years. Until recently, I published an international magazine that was of interest to uilleann pipers.

I am active hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding Seattle, and I try to find time to work out 2 times a week at the local health club.

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