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Pic's-Un-Warping my Paulson.s 1980's Vegas World Tourney's

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Care' started by RussB42, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. RussB42

    RussB42 Faux Clay Nation
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    Here are a few Pic's of me un-warping some of my Vegas World Tourney Chips.

    This is the 1st time I have done this with a C-Clamp and it worked just fine.

    I put the chips between Plain Ceramic's with a large washer on each end. Tightened the Clamp pretty tight and placed them in the Cup Cake Pan, so the chips would not be touching anything.

    In the Oven 170/175 deg, for 15 minutes or so. Let them cool on their own.

    They came out Great.
     

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    Could you show a before and after pic?

    I haven't looked at my Vegas World chips that closely, but can't remember them being warped, and I've got 560 of the buggers.
     
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    Nice. I have some horseshoe hotstamped Paulsons I need to give this a shot with.
     
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    AWESOME!!!!!!!
     
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  5. RussB42

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    I have already un-warped all I had, so can't post before pic's. Only had about 15 of the 200 I have.

    I still need some $25 Plain Tourney Chips. I'll use these in my Hot Stamped Cash Set.
     
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    I've always wanted to do this to some chips
     
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    My prob was finding a C-Clamp wide enough in the back country.
     
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    I know this thread is a few months old but I just recently used it. Thanks! I also wanted to show a couple pics and a link. Definitely use blank ceramics. My first time I used some clean chipcos with design on them and duh......I got color bleed. This is the best deal I found on blank ceramics.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/191157151994?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    The clamps were 2.99 at the local hardware store. I was able to do 40 chips at a time. 15 minutes for 40 chips not too shabby. Do it in bulk!!! Also I made the chip stacks black and white so you could see the gaps before and after.
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    Oh yah. The gap on the clamp is 2 inches. This is room for 6 ceramics, 5 warped clays and 2 metal washers.
     
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    nice.. great info
     
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    I have a bunch of Outposts I need to bake flat. I tried once before and ruined some of the chips because I tightened the clamps too far down. Do either of you have any tips for avoiding this?
     
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    tighten just enough for the gaps to vanish and no more. I would also suggest that if they are majorly warped then maybe dont tighten all the way the first time but then run it through a second time and the second time you can tighten fully when theyre not as warped. Also when you pull them out of the oven I would gently retighten before putting in the fridge. I found mine loosen a lot. My preference has been the fridge to cool them instead of leaving them out to slowly cool. I know theres differences of opinion on this. Its just my preference.
     
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    Glad to see this is working for others....

    Thanks
     
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    Perfect, thanks for this. I tried cooling them off in the fridge on my first attempt as well but got no results the first two bakings and then squished them on the third.

    I think part of the problem was that I only had a few spacers so I tried using less than every other chip and perhaps I was a little impatient. More spacers are on the way now and I also have some $5s to test on before moving onto the more valuable chips.
     
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