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FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Frank Starsinic » October 5th, 2005, 9:23 am

I've been working for quite a while to make the perfect dice stacking cup
that is also a chop cup. The leather ones work well for that at 4-high.

For those that like to stack 6-high and appreciate a slicker interior for that feat,
I just tested the first wooden stacking chop cup.

Nothing I've ever used stacks dice easier than this cup.
It took a while to get the proper shape (which is not a cylinder by the way)
but it all just came together for me yesterday. I hope to have several available
very soon.

Here's a foto:
http://www.theambitiouscard.com/cups/wacko6-high.jpg

Initial price will be: $95
Includes, cup, dice, balls, bag.

Thank you.
Frank

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Pete Biro » October 5th, 2005, 10:13 am

Looks great Frank. Any in dark stain?
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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Jim Riser » October 5th, 2005, 11:54 am

Tabby;
Looks like maple to me ;-)
Jim

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Mark Collier » October 5th, 2005, 12:14 pm

Now we need magnet loaded dice.

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Frank Starsinic » October 5th, 2005, 5:30 pm

yes we do mark. :)

I have some workable mag. casino dice but am wanting something even better. the ones I have will work with my leather chop cups due to a special configuration within the cup. BUT the dice will not accept close scrutiny. Parlor work would be fine. Close-up? Probably.

No, it's not maple. I think that would be too soft.
It doesn't really look like maple does it Jim?

Pete.... Yes, dark, red, yellow, blue....
Use your imagination.

I am fervently working on a casino dice solution.
I believe I'm close.

Thanks for your interest.

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Pete Biro » October 5th, 2005, 6:23 pm

I have some old SOLID METAL DICE.
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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Jim Riser » October 5th, 2005, 6:28 pm

Frank;
It looks like hard maple to me. Ask your wood turner what was used. Hard maple is great for such turnings.
Jim

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Brad Jeffers » October 5th, 2005, 9:56 pm

It seems to me that a wooden cup and magnetic casino dice would not be practical for a chop cup routine, due to the noise factor.

There is after all, a reason that standard chop cup balls wear those little crocheted sweaters.

Also, unlike a round ball which will dislodge rather easily, wouldn't a square die, due to the extra surface area at the point of contact, have a much stronger connection to the cup, and therefore be very hard to dislodge?

That is a very nice looking cup. I myself prefer to use a regular leather dice cup for dice stacking.

Not only is it more natural, but the wooden dice cups that I have seen, are all of a smaller diameter than a standard leather dice cup.

It's a subtle thing, but I think that as the diameter of the cup decreases, so does the impressivness of the stunt.

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Re: FS: Wooden Chopped Dice Stacking Cups

Postby Frank Starsinic » October 6th, 2005, 12:05 pm

Brad, I agree about the diameter. This diameter of this cup at the mouth is the same as the leather cups to maintain the same appearance of difficulty.

You're right on about that.
That was a strict requirement.

Using 6 dice instead of 4, of course, also adds to the apparent difficulty as well.


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