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Project by Robsshop posted 12-25-2014 05:49 PM 3544 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas my Son (last minute) asked for a simple ashtray. So I started out with just that in mind when putting this together. But as with so many of our projects posted here on LJ’s, it morphed into a one of a kind ashtray with a few bells and whistles perfectly suited for Christmas! The wood is some old Spalted Maple that I had left over from his previous gifted coffee table. Then accented with some Bloodwood inlay and cigar stand . I used copper materials to create the bowl,match stick holder and stand protecter . I added a steel ring for looks and a small sanding disc to double as a scratch pad / shot glass coaster! Finished it off with some water based clear . Thanks for taking a look and a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all….........Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)





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#1 posted 12-25-2014 07:41 PM

Yeah, simple it is not….
Well, actually…. simply elegant it is!!!

A well thought out, overbuilt, simply amazing cigar station!!!
The recipient will be loving this each & every time he uses it.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 08:20 PM

Great build and gift…thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 12:16 AM

Thanks fellos, much appreciated !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 11:09 AM

Beautiful combination of your woodworking and metalworking prowess! Hope all is well with you and your family and that you’re enjoying the holiday season.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 04:23 PM

Thanks Joel, truly appreciated. When the holidays wind down, perhaps we can get together and talk anything wood? Hope the New Year rings in on a good note and once again, Thanks…..... Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 08:45 PM

This is the very definition of ‘bitching’.

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 12:13 AM

This is exquisite!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 12:13 AM

This is exquisite!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 01:20 AM

Great looking cigar tray! The match holder, and a place to strike them is a great touch! I can imagine him in his study, relaxing is his Morris chair, listening to Diana Krall, and sipping a fine Scotch!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 03:19 AM

Thanks everyone, he seemed pleasantly surprised to see the finished product and happy with the over all design and yes Dean, you are pretty spot on with your depiction !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#11 posted 12-31-2014 01:32 AM

I like the way you think. When you have the tools and the skills, take a simple idea and make it fancy. Very cool.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

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#12 posted 12-31-2014 04:01 AM

Thanks Tim appreciate the response. Now if I can convince him to actually use it like any other ashtray, He doesn’t want to mess it up with ashes! (LOL)

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#13 posted 05-15-2015 11:05 PM

I love this! Man I so have to make one!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 05-16-2015 11:36 PM

Thanks Ken, I actually just finished up a second ashtray but haven’t had chance to post yet. Now that I think about it, maybe a third version with a design utilizing bent lamination. The old wheels are turning now!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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