Cigarette box

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Project by DHaden posted 01-26-2012 08:31 AM 1765 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this the other night. The box is made from oak, the lid is from a scrap of walnut. I found a log about three years ago. The log has been in the basement “drying”. I cut a section about six inches long and then took a hatchet to it to get the rough shape for the box. Ran that through the joiner to get down to final dimension. I do not have a drill press yet so, boring the out center was an adventure in the vise with a 3/4 forstner bit and A LOT of chisel work. I got to use my brand new dovetail bit that was an anniversery present to myself from a trip to the mothership (Parkersburg Woodcraft). Still learning how to measure the lid to fit. Lots of trial and alot of error. The first lid was abit loose, the one you see is nice and snug.

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 01:40 PM

Nice little container you got there. And I know what you mean about measuring sliding dovetail fit – my first project involving them created a good amount of firewood.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 03:13 PM

Very nice, and a good idea. Rather than buying a plastic cigarette box, I think I’ll try your idea. I roll my own to save money. I get a couple of cartons out of a bag of tobacco and two boxes of Filtered Cigarette Tubes for about $16.00. Way better than $40 to $50 a carton.

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 03:59 PM

Very cool ! I’ve never attempted the sliding dovetail, but … it’s in my future.

Here’s to your long life and good health !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 04:11 PM

Nice box. Don’t smoke…’s very bad for you.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 05:37 PM

Love it! I’ve been contemplating making something very similar for my iPod. I’ll definitely try this one out!

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 06:04 PM

Will it hold a full pack or?

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 06:20 PM

I like the design except that it’s used for cigarettes.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-27-2012 01:21 AM

Those little white things look like NAILS to me.
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#9 posted 01-27-2012 04:55 AM

I can’t believe no one mentioned that this is a family oriented site and children might be encouraged to take up that filthy habit. Me and R.J.Reynolds thank you, I can’t keep them in business all by myself.

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 08:18 AM

Nice. I can see expanding on this to make a travel humidore.

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#11 posted 01-28-2012 07:38 AM

Ward, it holds 12. I buy them. Twelve is more than enough to get me through work, just reload when I get home.

-- Measure once, cut twice.

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