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Paulson Towers + Plaque Tower

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Tricks' started by UW85, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. UW85

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    Well, here is my first attempt at building tower or spirals. I first started with my Paulson shaped in-lays and then busted out the Pharaohs. The plaques seemed lonely so I thought I'd give that a go. After 100 high on the plaques I got scared and built a second plaque tower. When I had a pic of that I decided to try and put all 150 plaques in the tower and to my amazement I pulled it off!

    Here are some pics (sorry there are so many, but I already cut out over half the pics I took):

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    and the plaques start:
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    The towers and TWO plaque towers....
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    OK, now it's time to try and stack all the plaques up...
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    ..of course the kids saw me doing this and had to start their own -- more to come on this one....
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  2. jamby

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    Your first attempt is quite remarkable and the pictures are too. WOW! That looks like so much fun. Thanks for the great pics. :)

    -jamby
     
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    Its the 8th wonder of the world!

    Simply awesome! I love the plaques stacked like that - Nice work!
     
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  4. ACE'S FULL

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    AMEN TO THAT! SICK!! I need to break out the chips and try this myself!! Very nice job!
     
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  5. jojobinks

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    i've done a 1000 chip spiral before and it comes nowhere near the size of shannon's spirals :stunned:

    the coolest part is how stable those babies are...if you've never built one you really wouldn't expect it.
     
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    That is a hell of an accomplishment. Congrats. Great pics!!!
     
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    WOW!!! :stunned: :stunned: :stunned:
     
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    That is frickin awesome..
     
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  9. UW85

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    You got that right Matt -- in fact after I got done all I could think about was, "Wow, I've got even more respect for 2_hotty and many others that have posted up pics of towers." And with respect to how stable it is, I too thought about how engineers might use this sort of design -- amazingly stable. I have at least another 40 to 60 high I can go on the Pharaoh Tower -- that will be tomorrow after Caitlyn is done with hers. I didn't want to stop her from doing her own thing. Thanks for nice words. The Twin towers are still up and will be for a while.
     
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    That is great! Beautiful chips and plaques. Excellent stacking jobs!

    cowboys
     
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    :happy: Very cool. I vote for UW85 as Washington chip stacker of the year.

    Great job.
     
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    Amazing!!! Just incredible how you stacked the chips and the plaques. Nice job UW85 :)
     
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  13. UW85

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    Thanks buddy. I'm off all week -- let's get a game on!
     
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    Wow, that's amazing. How long did it take you to do? I envy both your stacking skills and your patience.
     
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    Holy Crap, almost got a boner seeing all those paulsons stacked together like that.

    Awesome Job UW =)
     
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    WOW amazing UW!!! But how do you dismantle those huge towers without knocking them over?

    Keep the pics coming those are awesome!

    And also like ink asked... How long did it take?
     
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    You are a patient man. Not sure I want to sit at the table with you....I get restless after stacking a dozen or so together.
     
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  18. cowboys

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    :) "almost" ?????
     
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  19. UW85

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    ahh, maybe 6-8 hours I guess? Sorta did it over 3 days.

    Thanks (I think) EMan -- if I had 1/100th of your chip handling skills I'd be happy -- maybe if I make my Pharaoh Tower a big bigger you can get your, well, never mind.
    :stunned:

    Good question punk -- I have no idea. Right now they are just too cool looking to take down -- certainly one of those things you have to see in person. My son was looking for ways to earn some $ -- maybe I'll give him a penny a chip or something???
     
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  20. Orcryst007

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    Nice stacking! :laugh:
    Those plaque are stunning in tower!
     
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