1944 Steel PennyWritten by Jon Gammon
In 1943, copper to a hard hit due to war and government decides to use steel in its production of pennies. Well this only lasted a year because they found that steel didn't work very well and resorted back to using copper. Well during production of both 1943 copper penny and 1944 steel penny, some of blanks used to strike coins got mixed in with dates. The rare finds are 1943 copper penny (not steel) and 1944 steel penny ( not copper).
A 1944 Steel Penny has been found!!! That's Right 1944 was correct date. It was speculated that a 1944 Steel Penny could have existed, but there have not been many found. Or it could be that people may not be willing to part with them for their own reasons. So you say how can this actually be, well it is quite simple really, just like with 1943 Steel Penny's that were made,
Log Work Bench PlanWritten by Dave Markel
This log workbench is great for an outdoor work space and can easily be built over weekend.
You will need logs that have been peeled and are roughly:
* 2 @ 68" x 3"ø - Upper Rails * 2 @ 63" x 3"ø - Lower Rails * 4@ 32" x 4-1/2"ø - Legs * 4@ 32" x 3"ø - Stretchers * optional: 2 sheets 3/4" plywood
Start by making a 2-1/4" long x 1-1/2"ø tenon on one end of each leg. Make same size tenon on both ends of stretcher pieces and lower rails.
Using an 1-1/2" forsner bit, drill holes in upper rails, 2-1/2" from ends. Both holes must be in line with each other. Drill holes 1-1/2" deep.