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Project by Bill Huffman posted 07-08-2014 01:57 AM 1447 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 07-08-2014 02:08 AM

did you just make it for a noveltie?

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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Bill Huffman

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 02:11 AM

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 07-08-2014 02:42 AM

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 07-08-2014 02:47 AM

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 07-08-2014 04:49 AM

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 07-08-2014 04:58 AM

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 07-08-2014 05:40 AM

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 07-08-2014 07:39 AM

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 07-08-2014 11:46 AM

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 07-08-2014 12:59 PM

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 07-08-2014 01:36 PM

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

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 05:12 PM

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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#13 posted 07-08-2014 06:08 PM

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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#14 posted 07-08-2014 06:13 PM

Impressive and little frightening.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 07-08-2014 07:44 PM

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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