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Project by Micheil posted 04-26-2014 09:46 PM 1541 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family has an uncle who just turned 80 and loves to play poker, blackjack and dice. I constructed this poker set out of maple with walnut keys for his birthday. The set contains 300 chips, 4 decks of cards and a small red oak dice cup with 5 dice.

-- Micheil Smith, Fern-Smith Custom Woodworking, Las Vegas, NV





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 04-26-2014 10:16 PM

Looks good. Is that a special chip of some kind set into the lid.

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

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thetinman

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 11:54 PM

I like it. It gives mne ideas about replacing our plastic one. You’ve done a fine job. Well done and a great personal gift.

-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain

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Micheil

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 04:30 AM

Hi Northwest29, I buy a bunch of sample chips to see which ones I’d like for poker boxes and that was one of the samples.

-- Micheil Smith, Fern-Smith Custom Woodworking, Las Vegas, NV

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Richard

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#4 posted 05-02-2014 04:52 PM

I need to make one of these for my Daughters Boss who is big into Poker and has a Birthday coming up.
A couple of Questions since I don’t play Poker and don’t know much of anything about it except that I would most likely lose my Shirt.
I have seen some chip sets with 5 colors like yours and some wiith only 4. What’s the difference?
For the cards do you need a Special Poker deck or are regular playing cards Ok. And how many decks 2, 4 ?
I have also seen some with Dealer Chips in them , What’s up with those and how many would you need.
And by the way that looks like a very Nice box for your Uncle

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Micheil

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 06:45 PM

Hi Richard, I order my chips online at between $2.00 & $3.00 per 25 (they come in stacks of 25) here is the URL for the place I like the best: http://www.discountpokershop.com/
This company also sells other poker/gambling supplies. The best chips are usually a clay composite and will last a long time. I suggest buying chip racks for storage in the box and during the game.
I buy my cards in bulk at good old Costco for about $13.00 for a dozen packs, they sell two types one with a large face and a regular, I recommend the regular for poker.
If the person you’re building the set for plays Texas Hold’em then you want one “Dealer” puck. Regular poker (stud and draw) does not use the dealer puck.
Check out my projects for another style of poker set.
Hope this helps.

-- Micheil Smith, Fern-Smith Custom Woodworking, Las Vegas, NV

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Richard

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#6 posted 05-02-2014 07:13 PM

Thanks Micheil , Now at least I know a couple of things about Poker.

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