Another Classy Ashtray

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Project by Scott Dirt Road Woodworks posted 07-14-2016 04:24 PM 702 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I had posted this before but I guess not. I made this from scrap cherry and walnut then finished it with boiled linseed oil.


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#1 posted 07-14-2016 05:44 PM

The ashtray is beautiful. I especially like the splines. What is the difference between boiled and raw linseed oil.

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Scott Dirt Road Woodworks

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 06:05 PM

Thank you. I really like the look of splines, they are my favorite way to make miters.
Raw linseed oill is really slow drying and Boiled linseed oil has something added to it to dry faster. I’m not sure why its called boiled. I’m pretty sure there is no boiling involved. It’s cheap and easy to use and I like how it looks. You should check it out.


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#3 posted 07-14-2016 11:34 PM

Okay, you’ve definitely caught a smoker’s attention. I never thought once of trying to make ashtrays! Love this one and it’s a great fun way to work on some skill sets. I have yet to try putting splines in anything so this may be just the thing to try it out on! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 01:25 AM

Do it. I like making small boxes and stuff like this. Free gifts from your scrap wood, and like you said helps work on skills. You don’t need any fancy accurate spline jig either. Mine is just a 4×4 I cut a 45 degree cut and then flipped on side and screwed them to a 2×6. It’s not even close to a real 45 degree angle. LOL I just hold or clamp the piece to the same side for every cut, and they come out the same.


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#5 posted 07-15-2016 10:04 AM

Wooden ashtray. Does it work? I would put metal plate at the bottom. Otherwise very beautiful project.

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#6 posted 07-15-2016 11:16 AM

This is another beautiful ashtray. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 07-15-2016 08:53 PM

I’ve never had an issue with them being wood, but I keep one of those cubes that you put them out in in all of the ones I kept. The ones I gave away haven’t had any problems either. It takes a lot more to burn hardwood than say pine or something like that. I would only use hardwoods for something like this.


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