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Chaps,

I've been thinking.

Inspired by the Mahjong post, I'd like to have a silver dominoes set. Why not?

I'd like to discuss this. I thought sterling silver best as the material and each piece would weigh 1 ounce (i.e 28 oz total).

Now then, I'm sure this could be hand made (our Ben) but the skill and time would probably cost too much.

Could our resident pourers achieve this? Would it be wallet friendly?

Any other ideas?

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Can be poured into a Mold or cast and the digits Hand Stamped then Inked The weight would be the main stumbling block as if it was to size be more like 2/3oz a piece. . not that difficult but to do a whole set obviously time consuming. 

But would look nice in a nice box also. 

@GoldBenj always has lots of spare time Get started pal :) 

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The ultimate would be the same as the dog tags Ben made for me.

Hand cut, polished, laser engraved and hallmarked. 

But I don't have the budget, *sigh

*Crossed with Dan

 

Edited by Roy

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Now this is an idea i like, i don't currently have any dominoes to do a scale, but i could always carve one in wax to get a slightly smaller size, i don't think pouring would work unless it was cast. 

My mind is now working away trying to come up with a solution. 

I could make a large 999 bar and roll it down to some thick sheet and then cut out each domino..

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9 minutes ago, Danny-boy said:

I love the idea.

I'd want standard size dominos and let the weight be whatever it would be.

Silver, with pressed centre line and recessed black dots.

Lovely.

Yup, black enamel. :)

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Hi Ben,

Thanks for joining in.

I thought .925 because I want to use them! My family would love it.

I'm not thinking of an ornament more of something useful, like a spoon! lol

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Could hardly miss out on the party, 

I think i will make a prototype up and see where i can get with it.

Quite a few different ways of doing it, Using some scrap 925 could keep the costs down Could even be made with 999. 

Will have a think

 

 

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Could hardly miss out on the party, 

I think i will make a prototype up and see where i can get with it.

Quite a few different ways of doing it, Using some scrap 925 could keep the costs down Could even be made with 999. 

Will have a think

 

 



I'd say 925 would be better, just my opinion.

Would it cost a lot to hallmark every domino?

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2 hours ago, SilverStan said:

Can be poured into a Mold or cast and the digits Hand Stamped then Inked The weight would be the main stumbling block as if it was to size be more like 2/3oz a piece. .

Well, sat here with a 28g sterling crown in my hand, and trying to remember what a domino looked and felt like, I would say they would work out at about 1 1/2 oz. So price wouldn't be too bad:)

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after a little play around this morning, a piece of 999 silver measuring 50mm by 25mm with 5mm thick weighs 55g, so i don't think they would be light or cheap by any means 😅

Could someones find me the dimensions for a domino?

Edited by GoldBenj

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I'm glad there's still enthusiasm!

All sizes are in old money but easy to convert.

 

Dominoes are available in various sizes, including the following:

Mini Dominoes - About 1-3/16" long by 9/16" wide by 3/16" thick

Standard Dominoes - About 1-7/8" long by 15/16" wide by 1/4" thick  (47.625mm x 23.8125mm x 6.35mm)

Professional Dominoes - About 2" long by 1" wide by 3/8" thick

Jumbo Dominoes - About 2" long by 1" wide by 1/2" thick

Tournament Dominoes - 2-3/16" long by 1-3/32" wide by 1/2" thick

http://www.domino-games.com/faq/Domino-Sizes.html

 

I agree with Danny here, the size is important, the weight is just what it will be. An ounce sounds nice, that's all. :)

 

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Just to keep everyone updated, i will be trying out sandcasting a domino so i can get the sizes spot on, hopefully this will cut a lot of time off, however if anyone has a domino spare for me that would be appreciated, save me having to buy a whole set 🙄

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10 minutes ago, GoldBenj said:

Just to keep everyone updated, i will be trying out sandcasting a domino so i can get the sizes spot on, hopefully this will cut a lot of time off, however if anyone has a domino spare for me that would be appreciated, save me having to buy a whole set 🙄

I have both Domino and mahjong sets :D I leave them in rainbows for ya

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