|Project by Chainjack||posted 06-24-2014 06:39 PM||2844 views||16 times favorited||11 comments|
This past October I quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes. While amazing, these contraptions presented the problem of being top heavy and prone to falling over. To solve this problem I made myself a stand so I wouldn’t be knocking it (them, as I have 3) over when working at my desk. They were really fun to make in various styles so I made a few more. Then a few more. As I amassed quite a collection around the house, I realized other people might be having this problem as well so I approached the owner of my local brick and mortar vape shop and made a deal to sell them on consignment. Some of the pictures are the stands as they sit in the display case.
The majority of them are made from poplar 3×3’s. I used a forstner bit for the holes, then cut them out on the bandsaw. After that was just a ton of sanding and finishing with a few coats of amber or clear shellac. In the first and second images is one I made out of sapele. It really catches the light nicely and shows off the ribboning qualities of sapele.
They also work nicely (for me) as pen and dart holders.