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Discussion in 'ApachePokerChips.com Offers' started by Apache, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Apache

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    Since Paulson is no longer an option I am in the beginning stages of building a new mold for China clays.
    I have it narrowed down to these two. This is a new version of a classic mold. Let me know what you think.
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    Awesome job on both molds! But for me, definitely the one with the circle around the perimeter.
     
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  3. Apache

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    With the circle the inlay will be a little smaller.
     
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  4. abby99

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    This is exciting news!!!!!! :)

    I really like the one on the right, with the circle. It looks more finished, more traditional, and overall more pleasing to the eye. I'd definitely give up some inlay/label real estate for that, but for every member who shares my opinion I'm sure there will be at least one who would want a larger inlay/label area.
     
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    Another vote for the classic smaller label mold. Added bonus of more chip-to-chip surface, resulting in chips that are less slippery, plus the outer ring helps protect from edge chipping. Do you have plans to add cross-hatching to the mold surface?
     
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    the one on the right
     
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    I also prefer the design with the circle at the edge and smaller inlay. I love this design overall. I'm a big fan of crowns. Great work!
     
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    I love smaller inlays! Look of Milanos is one of my all time favs. So...

    RIGHT w/ circle!
     
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    Man... I really dig on that crown!
     
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    One on the Right. I like the outer ring.
     
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    I like the one on the right.
    * it just looks better
    * more chip surface to provide better grip
    * more of the chip color is exposed so that chips in a pot will be more clearly differentiated without the need for color-matches inlays
     
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    Another vote for the smaller inlay with the circle. This looks promising! I don't know if I need another China clay set but depending on quality I can always be persuaded!
     
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    In for the design on the right. It seems like the left might be better for hot-stamping for those that are interested in such things, but I don't recall hot-stamping being an option for China clays, so if my thinking is correct, that would be a moot point.
     
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    Also, the one on the right. Might I also suggest adding a second ring inward of the crown, close to the inlay edge.
     
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    The one on the right josh.

    A quick sense make. I think most of the chippers are overloaded with CPS chips this year. Second, most are expectant on china clay qualities. Third, a boatload of orders on this project will definitely minimise the mold overheads.

    Here's the plan.
    1. Convince the chinese to do compression molding. Or find a supplier that does compression molding. They are out there, and you know we all dig the subtle peculiarities of compression molding.
    2. Send clay samples and colors to them for reverse engineering. The china clays are high polymer clay based. They are just missing the compound for added density to give the paulson clack. You are already one step closer With the successful cross hatching tech transfer.
    3. Once you got 1 and 2, you will have a boatload of wise and savvy chippers #chipnerds firing orders at ya.

    Give us some hope for quality.
     
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    Any thoughts about edgespots? Will these be solids?
    The one on the right is definitely better for solids.
     
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    Another vote for the one on the right, for the same reasons mentioned by others.
     
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    +1
     
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    When do preorders start???

    :)
     
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    Mold looks ok at best. I think a old bottle and 6 shooter pistol mold would be 10 x better. I always liked the 2 items crossed molds myself, cigar/wine glass, top hat/cane, ect. If you can make almost anything why go with something that is not cool and ugly?
     

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