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My Faux Tourney and Cash Set Progression

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Labeling' started by lnaves, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. lnaves

    lnaves Creativity Alliance

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    I wanted this to be my first new thread. I am putting together a cash and tourney set from Faux Clays and wanted to share my experience.

    This is what I had in mind:


    Tourney Cash Totals
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    Blue 200 100 300
    Black 100 55 155
    Green 250 50 300
    Pink 0 100 100
    Red 200 0 200
    White 50 25 75
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    Totals 800 330 1130

    I originally bought 800 Faux Clays from DCG. This first purchase had a breakdown of:

    300 Green (Cause they were going out of stock)
    300 White
    200 Red
    1 1000 Count birdcage
    10 Chip Trays & Covers

    [​IMG]

    I then used Links_Slayer's directions here at CT for dyeing these:
    http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/poker...-faux-clay-dying-instructions.html#post616184

    I dyed:
    110 Black
    160 Royal Blue
    30 Fuschia

    Waiting on my second order to finish dyeing the rest.

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    Here is my second purchase of 400 more white bringing the total set up to 1200:
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    Here is the second dyed batch:
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    and the total 1200 chip set:
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    I have also created custom tourney and cash game labels:

    Cash Set:
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    Tourney Set:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    And my NCV and Bounty chips:

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    Or an alternative style for these special chips (I can't decide):
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    I am still working on this set....so advice and criticism wanted.

    I just ordered the rest of my set:
    400 White (300 to be dyed)

    I will update this post when I get the new ones in and dye them.
     
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  2. links_slayer

    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    Those dyed FCs look pretty darn good!! :)
     
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  3. lnaves

    lnaves Creativity Alliance

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    Thank you. I used your directions for the most part except:

    I mixed 3.5 cups in a gatorade liter jug along with 1 tsp or 1 shot glass of dye first
    rinsed it out with another 3.5 cups of hot water
    added the 1 cup vinegar then almost brought mixture to a boil
    turned to 6 (mid-heat) and simmered while I dyed them
    I never stopped stirring and 2 - 4 times a batch took them out and unstuck any that were stuck together

    One piece of advice I have is that if you use a metal strainer you might not want to flip the chips up and down in the strainer while rinsing them off. I did this with the first few batches and had to re-dye them due to all these little chip/flakes on the edges apparently from the metal strainer cutting them. What made this bad was that it seemed to sometimes flake far enough that you could see lighter shades of color and sometimes white underneath.

    Thanks again for your thorough instructions....that is what got me by.
     
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  4. KingRichard

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    Looks Great lnaves!!!

    He and I are in the same poker group, and I can't wait to see these things in action. Now I've just got to start dying my Fauxs :cigar:.

    Cheers,
    KingRichard
     
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  5. lnaves

    lnaves Creativity Alliance

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    I got every color but the chocolate/dark brown died. I think they all turned out ok. The only thing I wished I would have done better was realize that I was flaking the chips while I was rinsing them off and flipping them in the METAL strainer:?. The blues looked better at first before their second and darker dyeing that covered the flakes. Oh well, you live and learn.


    Now, on to RBY mixing for quarter and half pies. I think I am going to try some different things like dyeing thirds with red, blue, and yellow which will make the joining areas purple, green, and orange......don't know how this will work though. Anyone else ever try this type of thing?
     
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  6. Joe Ker

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    Nice
    They look great.
     
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    colors look nice together..well done
     
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  8. lets go hawks

    lets go hawks Faux Clay Nation

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    lnaves looks great!! Your the person I have to thank for mine turning out the way they did. I think next time I do it though I am going to do what texas kiwi (i think) did and that is do one big batch at a time. It has got to give you more consistency with the colors. Have you thought about doing this? What are your thoughts on it?? Thanks.
    JEFF
     
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  9. djexacto

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    Personally, I wouldn't use the same colors for both cash and tourney. Chips could easily be slipped into the middle of a stack, and you wouldn't notice until too late.

    Just my opinion.
     
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  10. donknottscomicgenius

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    Did you use tangerine Rit for those orange dyed fauxs?:huh:

    and what size is that label I see on your blue chip in the birdcage picture? 7/8"? 3/4"? If it's 3/4" do you think a bigger label works better?

    thx!
     
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  11. dhineline

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    if you enlarge one of the pics the box of orange is sunshine orange I am pretty sure.

    3/4 lables are too small. i was hoping they would work since finding 7/8 blanks are nearly impossible/expensive, so tried some neon avery stickers my wife had from a garage sale just for size. way too small. I bet that is a 7/8 in his cage.
     
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  12. notsponsored

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    For me the inlay design looks too "plastic".
    I prefer old school designs, because it fit's better to the game.
     
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