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Travel Cigar Box

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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 12-20-2017 02:34 PM 1189 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a few years since I’ve posted, just been busy with other projects and not much tinker time… Travel cigar box for a son. Spalted maple (firewood) & walnut w/tung oil finish. Magnetic hasps and magnets hold the cutter & Zippo. Since it’s not cedar lined this is more of a day or weekend trip box. I’ll have another cigar box to post soon, it’s truly beautiful. I definitely liked this project but had a few struggles along the way…learning experience! I tried to use small ball magnets for the hasp but they ended up repelling each other, ugh. Ever try to drill out a tiny highly polished ball rare earth magnet? Yeah, the bit just slides off to the side! Tried to knock the tip off a forstner bit and work that, it didn’t work; ended up using a uni-bit to start and then switched to a concrete bit. I just about trashed the thing trying to get those @&#! magnets out. I think with a couple more boxes I could master these things and maybe make a couple bucks

-- enjoy your wood...





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 02:55 PM

Nice wood combination, I like that kind of rustic style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 03:23 PM

I second that combination of wood. Very classy looking.

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 08:03 PM

Really nice work. I need to make a few of these. Great gifts!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 10:55 PM

A fine looking cigar travel box—I’m sure your son will love it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 12-21-2017 01:26 AM

Great idea and a very fine job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 05:14 PM

wow looks great any cigar smoker would love one of those.very nice job,looking forward to the next one.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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