Cigar rests with an area for ash.

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Project by Matt posted 04-21-2017 01:42 PM 949 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of cigar rests with an area for ash (ashtrays) that were made from scrap wood from my massive humidor project. The wood if African Mahogany and Wenge. I started with 12 pieces of Mahogany and 8 pieces of Wenge and glued four 5 piece blocks. Then I glued the four blocks in to two, and two in to one, drilled the cigar rests and butterflied the block in to two halves. Next it was the hollowing out process – drill press, then router, then LOTS and LOTS of sanding. they are finished in Danish Oil. Finally I ended up with two Cigar rests with an ash area.
These and the humidor are met with mixed emotion, they are the last items to come out of my woodshop before I shut it down yesterday to move. If I have one recommendation for anyone looking to put a bunch of really heavy woodshop tools in a basement, DON’T unless it’s a walkout.

-- My "projects" always look better with beer goggles.

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 01:49 PM

Nice little project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 06:59 PM

Oh heck! No good looking dogs here.. I’m leaving!

Just kiding… Nice Cigar rests! I hope your don’t have withdrawals in the interim.

Speaking of basements, When we lived in New England we had a nice walk out basement. Here in Florida we call our 4th bedroom the basement room and keep the overflow in there. I keep thinking about all that wasted space under our 8” slab. :(

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 10:12 PM

Shouldn’t ashtrays be made of Ash? LOL Great job and creative use of scraps. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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