Montag, 11. November 2013

Handmade Koru Wooden Geocoin

 

Huge, wooden geocoins handmade in Florida by Mike Fitzpatrick, the same person who brought you the Chinese Dragon geocoin! These coins were made from a block of solid wood, turned down by hand on a lathe, then sliced into approximately 3/8 inch (10mm) thick pieces, sanded, and finally laser engraved with design and tracking numbers.

But wait! There's more:

Each coin also comes with a smaller solid wood copy coin that you can set free into the wild for traveling from geocache to geocache. These smaller geocoins are also handmade, 1.5" (38.1mm) diameter and 1/8 inch (3mm) thick.

The design on this coin is based on a traditional Maori design from New Zealand. The Koru represents a newly emerging fern head as it blooms from a bud signaling new life. Mike wanted to create these handmade coins as a tribute to Scavok. For those who may be unaware, Scavok was a geocacher who created handmade metal geocoins; however, he passed away at a very young age and is dearly missed among the geocaching community. Mike decided to use his woodworking skills to continue the tradition of handmade geocoins.

These coins are made from various types of woods such as:
- Red Oak
- Sugar Maple
- Ambrosia Maple

These different types of wood will be shipped in random as they are in limited quantities and made in variable batches.

  • Large coin measures approximately 2.5 inches (63.5mm) diameter
  • Small coin measures approximately 1.5 inches (38.1mm) diameter
  • Solid wood
  • Trackable on Geocaching.com
  • An icon specific to this coin will show on your profile when you log a discovery.

 

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