poker chip case

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Project by grumpy749 posted 12-11-2013 03:33 AM 1802 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve have made three of these cases now they are a real hit with my poker buddies. The first two were made of oak and walnut but this one was a real mixed bag. I used birds eye maple and walnut veneers for the inside top and bottom panels and walnut for the chip trays and purple heart for the top insert. also red oak for the frame. The trays fit inside the bottom frame and are stacked and the top cover fits over the sides and connects to the bottom frame. I can’t take credit for the design, it was in woodworkers journal about 10 years ago.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 03:39 AM

Very nice work.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 04:39 AM

Very handsome! I just sold a 1,500 chip flat case I had made, but there were so many chips it was almost too heavy to move. Yours is much more practical. Love the purpleheart.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 05:08 AM

I really love the contrast between the dark trays and the oak frame. Who cares that you didn’t come up with the design, you executed it magnificently.

-- If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 05:12 AM

That is a sharp looking case Dennis. Great wood contrasting and nice matching hardware.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 07:06 AM

You throw in Purple Heart and the project is always hard to beat.
The rest of your work is pretty darn cool too…......................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 07:07 AM

That is one beautiful poker chip box. Nicely designed and finely crafted – sure hope the chips going into them are worthy of such fine accommodations.

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

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 11:25 AM

A very beautiful box Denis, looks really well made and the bench top your box is sitting on in the last pic has some really beautiful wood in it…..great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 11:12 PM

So cool! Love the design!!!!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 01:38 AM

Beautiful box! Love the wood choice!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 05:15 PM

Spectacular box! The wood combo is attractive, It’s gorgeous inside and out. Excellent job!

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