|Project by KnotCurser||posted 07-26-2011 02:12 AM||1520 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
So…...... You can clearly see that this is not what one would call a “traditional” Cigar Box. Not by a long shot.
For the last year and half, a co-worker of mine has a running joke with me about asking me to make him a Cigar Box. It’s then my turn to ask him “How much are you willing to pay”. It’s then HIS turn to say “Why do you have to bring money into it?”. We both giggle and go about our day (It’s funny to us at least). We have had this conversation hundreds of times.
I am being re-assigned at the end of this month, and wanted to make something for him to put a proper end to this joke. I just couldn’t do the expected though…....... not me!
So, what you see here is his Cigar Box. It holds a single cigar and is made out of a single piece of very nice Walnut.
Thanks to Steve Marin's Video, I had quite an easy time in the construction process. Thanks Steve!
The box features a dovetailed sliding lid and a recess just big enough for the single cigar. I suppose a nice pen could also be placed in there if one would desire…...
I tried to get as extravagant as I could making a simple, silly box so I used a really good Danish Oil, followed by a sealing coat of Tung Oil. Then at least four coats of a really nice paste wax buffed in between with 0000 Steel wool. This is something I would normally only do to a fine piece of furniture! Also, a piece of felt is inlayed under the cigar as well as felt discs installed as feet. Nothing but the best! ;-)
Box measures 2.5×7.5 inches and is a tad over 1 inch high.
I will leave this on his desk just prior to me leaving for the final time.
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