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Noah & Dave's Poker Room - ASM's with J5 inlay

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Gallery' started by booyah D, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. booyah D

    booyah D Well-Known Member

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    Quick backstory:

    I got into poker in the winter of 2005. Our house at the time had a finished basement with 2 distinct areas: our son's playroom and my poker room. When I would have poker nights, we joked with everyone that we were at "Noah & Dave's Poker Room." For my birthday that March, Noah (5 at the time) wanted to make us a sign for the basement. My wife brought him to a craft store and he picked everything out on his own. She helped him with the spelling of some of the words, and this is what he gave me for my birthday:

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    Since then, we've moved into a house where I had a "poker room" for a little while, but because of our growing family, it got taken over by doll houses and stuff. Although demoted to our dining room, whenever there's a poker night, I've always found a place to hang his sign.

    These days, Noah is more into girls and sports than anything else. I can tell he's a little embarrassed by the sign now, actually, because his last response when someone mentioned it to him was a very unenthusiastic, "I was 5." As his sappy father, though, I wanted to do something with the sign to acknowledge how much it means to me. Thanks to Johnny5 and ASM, I found a way to do that:

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    I noticed one day a while back that the Condado Beach chips had an emblem on the inlay that made me wonder if I could do something similar. J5 took that start and floored me. It was his idea to incorporate the color waves of Noah's sign and also his idea to include the extra outer ring to make it look even more like the original. His subtle but awesome additions showed me that it would work.

    As for the individual chips:


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    $25 - One of the edgespots that I knew I'd definitely be getting from the beginning. The color of this chip was picked because of how much I liked the red and charcoal colors together.



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    $100 - This chip made the set for me. It was one of those moments when you mock up a combo and know right away that you've got it. It's only happened once for me and that was this chip. That Jim at ASM approved bright white for the inner spot only made it better.



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    $500 - I was seesawing about a white or black inlay until I decided on the $100 chip and knew I wanted the inlay to be black. To me, the inlay looks best on this chip. Butterscotch is such an awesome color. This chip may eventually become my favorite.



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    $1000 - This was my tough chip. I knew I wanted the $5000 chip to be a quarter pie, and I was having trouble getting to there from the 614 of the $500. I found this version of the spot combo while searching the site and I immediately liked the symmetry of the face. I figured the stacks would have a different pattern when next to the $500s too. I cheated by adding the retro lavender when I could have had all blue tones, but I just love these three colors together.




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    $5000 - the $5000 chip was always going to be a quarter pie.




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    Non-denom - Several people that I play poker with mentioned to me over the summer that they really liked the bounty tournaments, so I started thinking about adding a solid non-denom. DG peach and white were the frontrunners, and then one day I emailed Sallie to see if they would do a small number of bright white solids. They allowed it and I was able to add on.


    Most of the set:

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    A huge, huge thanks to Johnny5 for taking my "hey, can we try..." and creating an inlay that keeps Noah's sign a part of our poker nights. I cannot recommend him enough.

    Also, thanks to Sallie and Jim and everyone at ASM. It was a great experience dealing with them, and the quality of the chips is incredible.

    Finally, here are a couple more pics, including some with my camera phone from last night's game:

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  2. Cristian301

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    very nice set
     
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  3. chipNAchair

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    Now that's a chip only a kid could design! I believe that J5 has some competition now. :wink: Something special to hold onto for sure, congrats.
    The chips themselves turned out excellent. Love that $500!
     
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  4. jbutler16

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    wow love the $25 and the $1000. J5 killed in as usual - really, classy incorporation of the original drawing! enjoy these!
     
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  5. cgraham86

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    For a split second I thought that first pic was an actual chip you were bragging about and I went "huh????"

    :)

    The finished product looks stunning as usual. I love great designs on awesome looking chips. Nice work done by all.
     
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    Great set! Love the story behind them.
     
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    Awesome story, even better chips.

    That $100 chip is amazing.

    Congrats.
     
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    Great story, hope Noah loves them too! The $25 is sweet and I love the classic look of the white chip.
     
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    Booyah...those chips kick some serious ass. Love the back story...he'll like that story again (in about 30 years :wink: )
     
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  10. meatboy

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    finally a set without the standard colours! Bravo Sir! Outstanding!

    I love those "close-to-the-base-spot-colours" very very much! I can't get enough of this stacks:

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    Great work! GL with that great set!
     
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    wow, sick. $100 is awesome.

    gw-
     
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    very nice set. enjoy them
     
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  13. MGM GRAND

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    Those tourney stacks look amazing. Great job all around.
    Congrats on your new set.
     
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  14. toad94

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    Very, very nice. Awesome back-story, too. I love the group shot--those colors all work together so well. Truly impressive! :):cool::happy:
     
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  15. AlbinoDragon

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    Great looking set and fantastic back-story to go with it.

    Of course, J5 is THE MAN when it comes to taking concepts and making them epic designs.

    If these were about a month earlier, they would have easily been in the contention for the 2012 calendar. It's safe to say they will be there next year!

    Thanks for the pr0n and the story. Well done all around (love the charcoal hundo!).

    Enjoy 'em and win big with 'em!
     
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  16. Thor

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    Awesome story, awesome chips! I'm working with J5 on the same idea (Max's Haus) so as a fellow father I totally understand where you are coming from and how special this set is!

    Epic Win! :)
     
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  17. dew4au

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    Wow, top to bottom, those look amazing. I love the non-standard colors and the spot matching is superb! Way to go!
     
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  18. MikesDad

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    Awesome chips and a great story.. thanks for sharing

    -- Dennis
     
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  19. osumike11379

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    very nice set dude well done
     
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  20. booyah D

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    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. Definitely means a lot coming from this group.

    I forgot to mention that Noah beat me heads up when we used the chips for the first time yesterday afternoon. And then I was first out in the tournament last night.

    I am THAT guy. Awesome set of chips, terrible at poker. At least I have the chips.
     
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