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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 12-14-2017 04:09 AM 708 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine smokes and wanted a case to carry a half-dozen cigarettes or so at a time, so I made this as a quick present. Cherry on the large sides, basswood on the short sides, and walnut on the lid & bottom. The lid is held shut by magnets, one in the lid, and one in the side. The hinge is wood with a brass escutcheon pin. Finished with four coats of orange shellac.

Long enough for 100s, but I’ll make an insert so kings fit. Holds seven.

-- Dave - Minneapolis





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-14-2017 04:43 AM

Very pretty carrier for a bad habit.

I know how hard quitting can be. I am fortunately now smoke free for 50+ years!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 12-14-2017 04:47 AM

Thanks. Hope it doesn’t get used much.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 12-14-2017 04:48 AM

lol I was thinking you should have made it only hold 3 :-P Almost looks like you could modify it to make a lighter fit too

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 12-14-2017 05:00 AM

Well, part of it was getting a project done quickly. Part of it was cutting a wooden hinge. I’m not entirely happy with the lid, so I may saw it all shorter and do a new lid that fits more tightly. Time will tell.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 12-14-2017 05:08 AM

Oops, proof reading lol I meant to say almost looks like you could modify it to make a lighter fit too

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 12-14-2017 01:02 PM

Cool little case Dave. Definitely a crush proof box. And it floats too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-14-2017 01:15 PM

Pretty cool Dave. Why would anyone carry 6 smokes though. I don’t think this is really for cigarettes… ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 12-14-2017 01:35 PM

The important bit was keeping the little bits of tobacco contained, and it seems to do that. But the lid isn’t water-tight. I might fix that yet.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-14-2017 02:13 PM

This is a beautiful cigarette box. Beautifully done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 12-14-2017 03:39 PM

so glad i quit 7 years ago :<))
GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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doubleG469

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#11 posted 12-14-2017 04:11 PM

14 years smoke free but I can appreciate the case for them. Good job Dave!

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#12 posted 12-14-2017 05:15 PM

Yeah. I quit in 2012 myself, and have no urge to restart, and I feel a little bad supporting the habit, but it was a request.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#13 posted 12-14-2017 06:16 PM

Nice case, Dave. This January will mark my 15th year smoke free. A case to carry a half-dozen cigarettes or so at a time … is your friend trying to quit as well?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 12-14-2017 06:34 PM

Trying to taper back, Ron. Don’t know about quitting, but my fingers are crossed.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#15 posted 12-15-2017 04:42 AM

When you are in an assisted living. Formed up in a big circle with other elderly residents. Pushing a beach ball back and forth. You’ll think, “I gave up the pleasure of smoking for this?”

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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