100% Impractical WW2 Poker Chip Case

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Project by NDVermin posted 07-28-2016 05:41 PM 1280 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a few buddies and I started a poker game once a month so obviously I needed to get some good poker chips, right? But what fun is it buying an off the shelf chip case, when I have this lonely woodworking shop just sitting there waiting for me!

I did some research and found some really nice chip holder projects both on here and the wood whisperer’s site which got me started, but as my projects tend to do, it grew a little bit out of control and now I have about 30 pound case which will probably throw my back out on the way to my next game :-)

Unlike previous WW2 themed projects where I tried to really research the history and incorporate authentic symbols and information, this one is really purely fantasy. Although I know the allies did a ton of reconnaissance on the Normandy coast and beaches to prepare for D-Day, I have no idea how they stored or transferred those tapes/films. I just tried to include some appropriate symbols while the cards on the outside hint at the real purpose of the case.

I used Maple, Padauk, Walnut, Lacewood, Cherry, and Mahogany.

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 07-28-2016 06:39 PM

That is just too cool!!! Very well done. But wait, no dovetails in the form of B17’s on the chip boxes?


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#2 posted 07-28-2016 06:45 PM

B-17s? I like the way you think! I will have to research that idea for version 2 :-)

-- Scott - and

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#3 posted 07-28-2016 07:18 PM

Way over the top, but still awesome!

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#4 posted 07-28-2016 08:12 PM

Over the top? How dare you! :-)

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Scott - and

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#5 posted 07-28-2016 09:12 PM


-- Doug...

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#6 posted 07-29-2016 12:12 AM

Very, very done with the common theme. Good job!!

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

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#7 posted 07-29-2016 05:38 AM

Now THAT looks like a project you had some fun with! :D

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#8 posted 07-29-2016 05:44 AM

Another really nice piece!
You imagination keeps churning out new projects.
Good job Scott, there is more detail than first meets the eye, keep up the good work!
Are those vintage cards?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 07-29-2016 11:58 AM

Really nice. Looks like an ammo case. I see excellent touches of detail all over it. Where did you find those clips that hold it shut. Nice touch!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 07-29-2016 12:38 PM

Thank you guys!

OldNovice – the cards aren’t vintage, they are new made reproductions. I thought about trying to track down some old ones but since I want to actually play with them I figured it was best to use new ones.

-- Scott - and

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#11 posted 07-29-2016 07:24 PM

Awesome set and accessories! The theme is nicely incorporated into whole project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-30-2016 08:43 PM

Seriously bad ass poker case.

-- Rick M,

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#13 posted 07-30-2016 10:00 PM

Thank you Rick and Majuvla!

-- Scott - and

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