Mahogany Cigar Holders

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Project by toddbeaulieu posted 08-04-2015 01:22 PM 740 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a round of golf the crew hangs out on the deck for drinks and cigars every weekend. I grew tired of putting my cigar down on the table (and hearing about it) and I really dislike putting it in the ashtray. I saw a product on Amazon that I liked and decided to make something similar for the gang.

I have a bunch of Mahogany pieces that I got for cheap on CL a while back that was perfect for this project. Admittedly, these aren’t machinist-precise, especially with the runout of the drill press and the inherent sloppiness of using a really long extension (I didn’t have a short extension to make it through the blank), but I think they came out just fine. After boring the hole I ripped and jointed them and cleaned up any unevenness in the bore on the spindle sander.

After building the bases I realized it would be nice to get name tags made up. Luckily that worked out just fine, despite my lack of planning to accommodate them. I used Arm-R-Seal, fully knowing that it wouldn’t hold up to the burns, and being OK with that. I’ve already got a few burns on mine and I like the character that it adds. I added black felt to the bottoms, which gives a great soft feel when setting them down and moving them around.

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 04:39 PM

I haven’t seen one of these before. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 06:24 PM

These look nice! It would be interesting to add something to the recipient’s cigar holder whenever they make a hole in one. Maybe add a penny (1 cent), a marble or maybe just a ‘notch’ in the wood each time. It would remind them of each hole in one whenever they use or show the cigar holder.

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 11:35 PM

Great looking cigar holders! They would make great looking accessories in a nice cigar lounge, while sipping a fine single malt!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 08:34 AM

cool project

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

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