what would be a good material to make poker chips?

hello everyone,
as part of my new poker table project i decided to make also the chips.
 what materials would you reccomend me to work with, knowing that i dont have a workshop.
(i was thinking about concrete).
would really like to hear your thoughts and opinions

best regards.

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ilpug17 days ago

I would look into buying round hardwood dowels and cutting them into matching disks on a chop saw. Then lightly sand them, make a brand and heat brand them with numbers/ designs, and then stain or wood dye them.

Nice one, I like it! :)

Toga_Dan18 days ago

if you really wanted to be on a budget, home made playdough would work. Flower water salt. I irc , that's all you need. But google it.

Lorddrake19 days ago

air drying clay

TelMo6020 days ago


This kind of reminds me of Chris Hackett's ideas for post-apocalyptic coinage, as described in this video:

yarin shabatov (author) 20 days ago

Dan & Downunder, thank you...

from some reason i cant replay to your comments.

i have no exp with melting pewter, dont know if its a good idea to :-)

as for card board, we're looking for something that can give us the feeling of "youre not in a casino, buthey... thats close enough".

so, after doind a little research... im thinking about fimo... wayyy easier than regular clay. cure at regular oven degrees which makes things easier.

and i actuelly think that it can work.

any thoughts?

you want unique homemade chips, then Fimo sounds good. work it like making cookies. rolling pin, cookie cutters comma Etc.

im not certain, however that Fimo will cost less then buying factory made chips. you may want to do the math before buying enough for your thousand chips

yarin shabatov (author)  Toga_Dan20 days ago

lol, yeah... thank you very much

Toga_Dan20 days ago

I've made punches from steel tubing for a number of purposes. A hacksaw and a file is all u really need. Electrical conduit or an old bike frame will work for tubing. Get a nice edge on one end of the tubing. To Punch discs out of cardboard, just put scrap lumber under the cardboard, hammer the punch thru it. Easy, quick, cheap, 1000 discs should come quick.

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