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Project by Bill Huffman posted 20 days ago 1054 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built one of these years ago, but it was oak and not that great. I really took my time on this one and think it came out nice. The blade drops with AUTHORITY, but just does not quite cut the end off of a cigar…....Dang.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.





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sskwoodcraft

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#1 posted 20 days ago

did you just make it for a noveltie?

-- Live for nothing or die for something -John Rambo

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Bill Huffman

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#2 posted 20 days ago

Yes, purely for the fun of it. Its 31” tall.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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Boneski

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#3 posted 20 days ago

That’s hilarious. Nice job. Are you going to add more weight to the blade assembly?

-- Blinded by brilliance

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Bill Huffman

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#4 posted 20 days ago

I am thinking about moving down to a 48 ring size instead of 52 on my Churchill’s. Heck of a lot easier than cracking back into that steel blade assembly.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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Skip Mathews

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#5 posted 20 days ago

Three guys are on the platform and…
The first one goes to the guillotine, the blade drops but sticks just above his neck.
Executioner says “you’ve had enough of a scare… you may go free”.
Next guy stick is head through the hole and down comes the blade and… stops just above his neck.
Executioner says “you’ve had enough of a scare… you may go free”.
Third guy says “wait wait wait!, this is terrifying! I can’t stand it!... just rub a little butter on the blade… it’ll slide down just fine”.

Problem solved :)

Cool project!

-- Being focused on a project is the best meditation, it allows you to live in the moment"

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Hartworks

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#6 posted 20 days ago

Well done…I’m liken it…I want one…awesome conversation piece.

-- Gary, California

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chetrog

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#7 posted 20 days ago

Awesome. Have you cut some carrots with it yet ?

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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stefang

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#8 posted 20 days ago

Nice work, I’ve always wanted one of these for making coleslaw (I don’t smoke).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 20 days ago

Neat little project. If you want it to cut a cigar, add more brass to the top and it will look like it is planned that way….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 20 days ago

Wicked looking project. Always thought of making one. Thanks for sharing.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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mikelaw

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#11 posted 20 days ago

Excellent way to motivate the pets not to pee on the carpet.

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 20 days ago

That is really cool. If you build a life size one, I would like to volunteer my neighbor to be the first to try it out on. LOL

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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mcoyfrog

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#13 posted 20 days ago

Awesome, I would love one for my cigars too.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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majuvla

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#14 posted 20 days ago

Impressive and little frightening.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Northwest29

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#15 posted 20 days ago

Very cool project! Add more weight or use smaller cigars. <grin>

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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