Poker Trophy

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Project by Sheisserick posted 217 days ago 673 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since I had time to create something worth putting on LJ

Im fortunate enough, to be apart of a group of friends, that regularly meet up and play poker.
Being complete stat-junkies, we have kept complete records of all tournaments played, since the beginning.
We even made a clever point system that accounts for: Rebuys, Addons, opponents outlived, placement and wins.
Needles to say, the annual champion earns tremendous amounts of gloating rights,
along with the proper respect, and humbling submissiveness of all the other players around the table.

But what good is the admiration and awe-inspiring of the plebs, without a physical object to show off?

Rough shape cutting the mahogany with

Sanding the oak playing cards to equal thickness before they are glued together in a fan.

Alot of routing and sanding later, and I can assemble the parts.
Notice my temporary routertable. Will have to make a proper one in time.

I had to “cheat”, and use a CNC router for the writing on the face-side of the cards. The wax coating actually make it a shade darker in the writing, so its a little more visible


I finished it in time for our annual party, where the evil usurper “Bonde”, commandeered it from its rightful owner.

I swear.. I could heard the oak cry softly as it was taken.



well, something was making crying noises at least.

Till 2014, game on!

Wood: Mahogany and dark oak

Coating: 4 coats of furniture wax

Joinery: Dowels and glue

Metal: Brass plaques

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#1 posted 217 days ago

very nice work, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 217 days ago

Much nicer than most trophies but then I’m a little partial to wood.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#3 posted 217 days ago

And here all we play with and for is chips….

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 213 days ago

Looks great, cool design and the woods are beautiful. Great job!

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#5 posted 137 days ago

Thanks. It was well recieved, and the cost was below $200 all in all. Most of which was the ingraving + brass.

We also have $20 buyins and cashprizes, but honestly… the bragging rights is worth more :-)

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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