rare wood laminated cigar box

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Project by HandsOgold posted 06-10-2007 07:13 PM 2228 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As an AARP tax preparer, I had worked at a new site for one season under the tutelage of a very adept senior citizen (not that I am a spring chicken myself.) He taught me so much in those few months, that i wished to thank him in a tangible way. As cigar smokers, I felt that a humidor would be right on the money. At that time i didn’t own a band saw nor any cedar lumber, so i cheated a little and promoted a decent cigar box from a local dealer. This I laminated in lacewood, purpleheart, canarywood, spalted maple and a Gaboon Ebony fillit. I sanded to fit and finished with urethane. My mentor was quite taken with this item and i was rewarded with a fine ”Cubano.”
Who says its better to give than receive.

-- Dan

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 08:44 PM

The box came out great. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 08:54 PM

That’s great. How is it hinged?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 09:17 PM

I enjoy a good cigar myself so I can appreciate the gift exchange. Methinks you may have the best of the deal. Real cuban cigars are hard to come by. A friend of my son was in the Panama invasion and brought me back a few. Wonderful. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 09:31 PM

Great looking cigar box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 01:04 AM

Great story and nice gift.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 05:16 AM

Very nice…..

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 05:22 AM

Great color combinations!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 05:54 AM

Woodworking with a greater purpose is something I strive to do. You hit the nail on the head. That’s a real nice cigar box to.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 06-11-2007 01:02 PM

it is beautiful indeed

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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