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Project by Dan posted 07-04-2016 01:17 AM 407 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A cigar ashtray made of desert ironwood with brass standoffs. The woodworkers source here has a bucket with ironwood scraps so I found a few that were appropriately sized and routed a groove for the cigar. The tray is a 1.5” copper pipe cap that’s been shortened, although I now see it’s too shallow. I will make the next one deeper.

Thanks for looking!





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 07-04-2016 02:13 PM

That real looks sharp!
Perfect for relaxing in the yard and pondering the next project.
How is working with iron wood with a router? I’m always curious about the “out of the mainstream” woods and if they get splintery and or tend to burn when routing.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 07-04-2016 03:02 PM

Nice project. At the end you noted that the ashtray was too shallow. I would offer making a ashtray from some square copper stock and working it into a shape. Glue a 1 inch dowel to the bottom and drill a hole into your larger tray to receive it. Thus making your ashtray removable for cleaning.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dan

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#3 posted 07-04-2016 10:17 PM



That real looks sharp!
Perfect for relaxing in the yard and pondering the next project.
How is working with iron wood with a router? I m always curious about the “out of the mainstream” woods and if they get splintery and or tend to burn when routing.

- splintergroup

I did such light work to this piece that there was no splintering or anything. I carpet taped some 1/8 mdf to the top to give a nice straight edge for the router table fence. Then just took light passes and didn’t have any trouble.


Nice project. At the end you noted that the ashtray was too shallow. I would offer making a ashtray from some square copper stock and working it into a shape. Glue a 1 inch dowel to the bottom and drill a hole into your larger tray to receive it. Thus making your ashtray removable for cleaning.

- woodbutcherbynight

Not a bad idea, I may try that next time. Thanks!

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Robsshop

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 05:08 AM

Dan, I like your cigar stand, the combos go well together and I like mixing different materials into small projects like this as well. I have made a few trays myself and am in the process of putting some more together for future gifts. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming !

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

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