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Shikanominarazu
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Hello all,
So I decided to try my hand at Dice stacking. I have a rather nice die cup and I got together a piece of acrylic to use as a surface and some razor edged dice and got to practicing. I soon found that the dice were eating up the felt lining rather badly. So I decided to see what would happen if I hit the cup with some scotchgard (or the local equivalent). What happened was that the glue holding in the lining and the scotchgard had some manner of minor disagreement, and the lining easily comes out of the cup (it's thin felt glued around thin cardboard).
So I find myself in the position where I can either glue everything back or find another, better lining material. I'd prefer a fabric or something that looks classy but can take a bunch of razor edged dice hitting it without interfering with the stack or getting shredded.
Any suggestions?
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Leather? Smile I don't know. I have actually never seen it done with lined cups.
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I like the idea of leather, but I'm worried that leather that's thin enough might not stand up well to the sharp corners.
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Really, leather not standing up? What do you think real dice cups are made of? They are made of leather!

The felt should not have been their, being you have a cardboard dice cup, I would suggest you put thick cardboard in the cup. It will make it stronger. Just use a magic marker to color it black. The cardboard is called "Chip Board" and come in sheets.

Good Luck on whatever you decide.
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I was unclear. I have a plastic dice cup. The lining itself is felt on cardboard, to give the felt something to wrap around and the outside is a nice black leather. Plenty strong and rather nice looking.
I know that leather will stand up, an I am thinking of peeling the felt off and putting a red suede or something in it's place, but to fit there it will need to be thin and I'm just worried given how pocked up the inside of the other, cheap plastic cup I switched to is (casino dice are scary things!). I have no real experience with this in any case, but thought that maybe suede or silk or parachute fabric might work. I'll think about cardboard, but I'd at least paint it first.
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Well, I got bored and replaced the worn out felt with a purple silk. It looks really nice. Won't be using it to stack until I get a little better with the cheap plastic cup.
If the silk fails, leather it is.
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You can use ANY straight cup. I used plastic cups - leather cups - cardboard tubes (pringles comes to mind)even glasses.
frank starsinic from www.theambitiouscard.com has nice wooden cups.
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