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Details on the stackable trays? Assuming you are making them yourself? If so, details??? Wood type, is that a magnetic strip around top, sizing? They look amazing!
These are the shit! So so so much cooler than typical storage solutions.
Great set!
Disclaimer..... I am not a wood worker, I do not know many of the correct terms etc. Results may vary... Yada yada yada....

Step 1. Wash your hands.
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Step 2. Find the trays you want.
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These were the cheapest I could find on eBay at $8 each shipped. They seem a touch cheap but they will do and they hold 450 chips each.

Step 3. Pick out your wood.

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You will be building an inner frame and an outer frame. The inner frame isn't visible for the most part so I went with pine as it is cheap. The outer frame I used poplar as it is also cheap and I am not experienced enough to drop a lot of coin on wood. Plus I had some of each from a leftover project. Both are 1"x3" actual is .75"x2.5" I believe.

You can pick out whatever you please though for the look you are going for.

Step 4. Pick out your handles.

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I chose cheap from Walmart.

Step 5. Build an inner frame.

5A. Measure the size of your tray. You want the outside diameter of your inner frame slightly larger than your plastic tray.

5B. Before you start cutting you inner frame up, run a "rabbet" down the length of the board. This is to let the trays fit into each other.

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5C. Cut your inner frame up. My cuts were on a 90 degree angle as I wasn't worried about the looks and I was building the inner frame for strength.

5D. Don't forget to cut a "rabbet" into the end of the boards that will be a part of the outer diameter.

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5E. Assembly. I pre-drilled and counter sunk each hole. I didn't want to split the wood and I wanted a flush fit as the outer frame will go over the screws and I didn't want anything sticking out.

So this is what you are left with after inner frame assembly (I still need to screw this one together).

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I will continue this tomorrow in further detail but basically the outer frame is cut at 45 degrees assembled by brad nails and then mounted to the inner frame 3/8th of an inch higher than to create a step as seen below. The screws for the handles go through both frames for strength so I'm not just counting on brad nails. Does any of this make sense so far or am I losing people? Again I am just winging it as I go. Er... I mean patent pending.

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Disclaimer..... I am not a wood worker, I do not know many of the correct terms etc. Results may vary... Yada yada yada....

Step 1. Wash your hands.
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Step 2. Find the trays you want.
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These were the cheapest I could find on eBay at $8 each shipped. They seem a touch cheap but they will do and they hold 450 chips each.

Step 3. Pick out your wood.

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You will be building an inner frame and an outer frame. The inner frame isn't visible for the most part so I went with pine as it is cheap. The outer frame I used poplar as it is also cheap and I am not experienced enough to drop a lot of coin on wood. Plus I had some of each from a leftover project. Both are 1"x3" actual is .75"x2.5" I believe.

You can pick out whatever you please though for the look you are going for.

Step 4. Pick out your handles.

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I chose cheap from Walmart.

Step 5. Build an inner frame.

5A. Measure the size of your tray. You want the outside diameter of your inner frame slightly larger than your plastic tray.

5B. Before you start cutting you inner frame up, run a "rabbet" down the length of the board. This is to let the trays fit into each other.

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5C. Cut your inner frame up. My cuts were on a 90 degree angle as I wasn't worried about the looks and I was building the inner frame for strength.

5D. Don't forget to cut a "rabbet" into the end of the boards that will be a part of the outer diameter.

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5E. Assembly. I pre-drilled and counter sunk each hole. I didn't want to split the wood and I wanted a flush fit as the outer frame will go over the screws and I didn't want anything sticking out.

So this is what you are left with after inner frame assembly (I still need to screw this one together).

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I will continue this tomorrow in further detail but basically the outer frame is cut at 45 degrees assembled by brad nails and then mounted to the inner frame 3/8th of an inch higher than to create a step as seen below. The screws for the handles go through both frames for strength so I'm not just counting on brad nails. Does any of this make sense so far or am I losing people? Again I am just winging it as I go. Er... I mean patent pending.

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Awesome work for not a woodworker. If you are cutting rabbets and all this you certainly put some good thought into this.


Looks great. Cant wait for chapter 2.
 

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5E. Inner frame assembly complete.

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6. Outer frame assembly.

6A. Take the wood you purchased for your outer frame and cut it to fit nice and snug around your inner frame. This is where you will be cutting at 45 degrees for a nicer look.

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6B. I threw on some additional clamps to pull it tight as possible before I brad nailed each corner. Please note you are not nailing the inner frame and outer frame together here.

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7. Once all four corners are nailed together you should be left with a nice press fit. Slide the outer frame up and match it up with the rabbet that you cut into the inner frame. Make sure it is even and square all the way around.

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8. Use shorter brad nails to nail the inner and outer frame together from the inside.

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9. Drop your tray in and test fit.

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10. Add handles. I pre-drilled these as well. Make sure you use a screw long enough to get good penetration on the inner frame but not go completely through. I'd say this is probably pretty important as it adds strength to the build.

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11/12. Mounting the plastic tray to the inner frame.... Not sure yet as they are all just held in by gravity right now. I am thinking maybe an epoxy/glue/silicone to glue them in there. I will probably try to do some fitment tweaks as well as I noticed my gaps between the racks doesn't appear to be the same. I also need to figure out a finish. I have a few ideas up my sleeve but y'all will have to wait to see how it ends up turning out.

So this will have to do for now.....
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I've had these cards sitting around for a few years. Glad I am finally able to pair them up with some new chips!
 

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  1. Will the second half be ready this year?
  2. Were there any other chips delivered with these? Any at all?
 

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Probably not this year.

There is a commemorative chip for Clay Day. Everyone that attends will get one. It's nothing special so don't get too excited. The chip does say 2020 on it though so let's hope we can get together before year end.
 

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Probably not this year.
So you can enter the Chip of the Year for 2020 and 2021!

There is a commemorative chip for Clay Day. Everyone that attends will get one. It's nothing special so don't get too excited. The chip does say 2020 on it though so let's hope we can get together before year end.
 

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Love the theme, great job with the inlay design. Those trays came out awesome as well, nice work!
 

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My main intent for the green non denom is as a frac as we usually play .25/.50 around here....

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But if we raise the stakes a bit the non denom can be used as a $25 chip for some $1/$1....

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I really wish that I could roll back my phone updates in regards to my camera. I used to have a florescent setting that made my photos look more true to life. I have a real hard time picking up the pink in most of these. Plus the felt color doesn't help me out at all.

Also got to try these out and I must say that I really like them! Thanks @One Eyed Dollar!

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Outstanding job on the trays, @Sprouty (and @Boother36). Dunno how I missed the tray build until now.

That sign is fantastic. Probably too big for a card cover, but YMMV.

What do three loaded trays weight, and are you comfortable picking up all three using the handles on the bottom tray (i.e. will it support the weight)?
 

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That sign is fantastic. Probably too big for a card cover, but YMMV.
I have nine more on the way, gonna use them as bounties.
What do three loaded trays weight, and are you comfortable picking up all three using the handles on the bottom tray (i.e. will it support the weight)?
Not sure on the weight, it's 1350 chips plus some wood. I have picked up all three fully loaded using the bottom tray handles. Weight and handle strength don't seem to be much of an issue but when I pick up all three it feels pretty top heavy. I doubt I'd ever feel comfortable moving four trays at once, three is doable, two is the sweet spot.
 
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