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Backgammon Checkers
« on: November 05, 2010, 10:38:45 PM »
Hey everyone,

I just got some backgammon checkers made and wanted to share them with you, and maybe get some feedback. They are fairly durable, unless you drop them on concrete or something equally hard. Also, they can chip if you hit them very hard against each other. But they turned out beautiful, and they have a nice "heft" to them. Dimensions: 1.75" x 5/16"

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Does anyone think they would enjoy playing with these?

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Backgammon Checkers
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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 01:29:16 PM »
Yes!   :thumbsup2:  When I see these, I immediately thought of Elton John.   :laugh:  I don't know why, but they are lovely!   :yes:

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 12:04:44 AM »
Thanks socksey.  :)  And I am not Elton John :laugh: But you may be right in a way that it may take an eccentric person to purchase these.  :laugh:




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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2010, 06:28:54 PM »
I think I just called myself Odd,  :laugh:

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 11:54:04 PM »


Does anyone think they would enjoy playing with these?


Sure, as long as I'm winning.  (c:

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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 06:11:19 PM »
Sure, as long as I'm winning.  (c:
You may need to win to afford these!

I have more colors coming, should be here any day :D I guess I'm a bit of a hoarder, haha.

I think my next step will be making a matching leather board.


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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 03:34:20 AM »
Does anyone have any color combination ideas (for the board)?  Something that suits the champagne and black checker. I was thinking yellow and black perhaps?

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 12:34:12 AM »
Metalic gold and black would be nice!   :)

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 09:04:18 PM »
Gold and Black would be a nice combo, very elegant.  I suppose there aren't many options for black / yellowy checkers.
 
I have more checkers coming, and was considering putting some on ebay. How do you think these will compare to the Bakelite checkers?

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 07:56:57 AM »
Hi everyone, hope you all enjoyed the holidays and wish you all a happy new year!

Small update - I got another set of checkers, this time with a finger bowl, and even though the orange color was supposed to be red I love these very much!

I don't know where else to post these pics, so I thought I'd share right here in your forum :)





enjoy!

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 10:19:56 AM »
Wow!   :thumbsup2:  Can't wait to see the board!   :veryhappy:

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 04:34:02 AM »
Wow!   :thumbsup2:  Can't wait to see the board!   :veryhappy:

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I had been discouraged for a while, but after receiving the checkers and my leather samples in the same day, I am inspired again! Hopefully someday soon I will have a board to show off :)

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 10:41:10 AM »

Small update - I got another set of checkers, this time with a finger bowl, and even though the orange color was supposed to be red I love these very much!



Curious, what is the finger bowl for?

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 04:15:32 PM »
Curious, what is the finger bowl for?


The finger bowl is a groove for your finger, so you can move the checkers more easily. It also serves a decorative purpose, allowing more light to go through.

One side is still flat, so I can flip them over and use the flat side if I want to.

Nathan

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2011, 08:46:08 AM »
I'm going to get a Cube made for my Blue and Orange (soon to be red) Checkers, but I'm having a hard time deciding on color.

So far what I'm thinking is; 1) Smokey Cube with White writing 2) Black Cube with White writing 3) Clear Cube with Black writing. 4) Light Blue Cube with Black or White writing

If anyone has any comments on either of those combinations, or have a combination of your own that you think would look good I'd love your feedback!

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2011, 02:51:06 PM »
Clear cube with black writing would be most sensible.   :mellow:  It would pick up the colors of any tiles you are using.   :smile:

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2011, 01:47:25 AM »
I like the way you think, socksey.

On a side note, I'm in the process of making my Jig for the backgammon board itself, so hopefully I'll have a board to show off soon!

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2011, 07:49:58 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get buy precision dice right from the manufacturer?

I can't come up with anything on google search, hoping someone may have some insight.

Thanks,
Nathan

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 09:05:16 PM »
the best place is here : http://www.flintbg.com/boutique.html
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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 09:25:46 PM »
Thank you very much!  :)

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2011, 08:21:19 PM »
While I have often purchased from Carol Joy the checkers at bgshop have often appealed to me.
I ended up putting together a set of nice old bakelite chips from careful ebay purchasing

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2011, 10:47:29 PM »
I got some more checkers in the mail today!

Three new colors are: Red, White, and Smokey.



enjoy!

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2011, 05:32:58 AM »
Hello everyone,

No board yet, barely any progress on it as a matter of fact, just wanted to update the pictures to do more justice to the chips!









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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 01:47:35 PM »
I am looking for a wholesale supplier of backgammon checkers for the travel sets I make, after days of searching online, I can find plenty of retailers but no manufacturers/wholesalers. Any ideas would be much appreciated

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2012, 11:39:42 AM »
I got some more checkers in the mail today!

Three new colors are: Red, White, and Smokey.


enjoy!


Where can i buy these checkers????

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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2013, 03:07:45 PM »
Similar subject was being discussed at yahoo answers last week. I can post the link if needed.
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Re: Backgammon Checkers
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2013, 04:59:45 PM »
The problem with these checkers are that they are very shallow, so you will find that in practice you will get a lot of cocked dice when a die rides up onto the checkers.

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