PokerChip Case

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Project by Jimboe posted 09-22-2015 11:59 AM 2436 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun commission that took me a pretty while to finish . The case is veneered with Amboyna veneer and edged with ebony . The lip is stained with a shellac based Indian ink . The ebony edge was cut at a three point corner but you really cant tell …i think i like that even tho all that work will go unnoticed The hardware is Ian Hawthornes large Neat hinge and lock.I cant say enough how much i like these strong and easy to insert beauties …just made for this case !!. The interior is lined with bone suede and can hold over 800 chips . the lining under the box was a new thing i tried i thought it looked cool on the 3 million tests that i tried so i put it in . The finish is poly .. i cant even begin to tell you how many coats i lost count i wanted this badboy to really shine when i buffed it out . i used the beall buffing system and let me tell you what a big difference from what i had been using and how much easier it was.I really enjoyed making this chip case and even more enjoyed sharing the process with a really great customer ( thanks Cliff ) Thanks for looking and as always comments welcome .

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 12:37 PM

Wow! What a beautiful case.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 01:09 PM

Wow, very nice.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 01:33 PM

Boy you sure know how to market. The reflection of the chips really show off your excellent finish. Beautiful job.

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 02:25 PM

that is really beautiful, it is unfortunate that so much time and energy goes into the small details that most people will never appreciate, but you did this right. Awesome job.

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 04:50 PM

Beautiful box and what has been said above .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 05:27 PM

Super finish and pure craftsmanship.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#7 posted 09-22-2015 07:11 PM

Beautiful piece—very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 07:33 PM

Beautifully done, excellent job! The customer will need some pretty high end chips to go with this chip case. What are the outside dimensions of the case?

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 09-22-2015 09:32 PM

Gorgeous! The “chips” should be made of precious metal to be allowed into that case.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 09-22-2015 11:17 PM

Very beautifully done!

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#11 posted 09-23-2015 01:46 AM

absolutely beautiful and expertly crafted!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 09-23-2015 01:46 AM

Very nice work, beautiful box.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 09-23-2015 02:56 AM

Very nice box Jim. I used the Beal buffing system on my last box as well and have to agree that it real makes it easy to get the shine and a glass finish. How exactly did you get the letter insignia on the inside of the box lining? Makes the box look real classy.

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#14 posted 09-23-2015 03:18 AM

Here is my test try on my initials. First I glue the board then I place a thin cutout of the initials and glue over that also after the cutout has dried onto the board … Put it in the press and bingo

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#15 posted 09-23-2015 03:48 AM

Thanks jim. I am just wondering what kind of glue and how thick your initials stock is.

Thanks Richard

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