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Project by ward63 posted 01-26-2012 at 10:48 AM 1855 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a cigarette case I made about 2 years ago.
It’s made from ebony and maple. All wood is 3mm thick. The left-hand side is 8mm thick.
The wood for the hinge is 6mm. I used 1.5mm stainless steel pin.
Finished with carnauba wax.
It holds a full pack of cigarettes.
I have also made these boxes in purpleheart, bloodwood, oak, etc.

Thanks for looking.





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 at 12:12 PM

Very nice. I love the way it opens. Care to discuss the hinge?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 at 12:51 PM

Sure, what to you wanna know?

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

Great hinge design and very precise work, altogether well designed. I could see some folks using it to keep their nicotine patches in.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 at 02:05 PM

Nice case – don’t smoke…....It’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 at 04:23 PM

Nicely done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 at 04:29 PM

It looks like one knuckle between the lid’s top and the body. I’m guessing there’s a blind pin in there? But, in the third picture, I see a piece of metal (maybe). If it is, what’s it do?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 at 05:19 PM

These cigarette things??
Should I know about these things or would they somehow need to be outlawed somewhere?
Clean and Green in Tassie

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ward63

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 at 07:10 PM

Thank you all for the kind comments.
I do know that cigarettes are bad for your health…..
Gene, if you see metal, you must have x-ray vision :-)
On the back, left side top, 3mm from the side, there is a groove cut into the wood about an inch long.
The groove is cut into the ebony and the maple.
Glueing the hinge top to the hinge pin is a nightmare…Especially with ebony.
Quartersawn white oak is the best so far that I’ve used.
One thing that I was always taught…..If the there a noticeable gap, then its crap.

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 at 08:57 AM

very nice ,how long did it take you to make?

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 at 03:36 PM

It took less than a day.

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 at 06:05 PM

I thought cig. cases were about six ft. long and had grab bars on each side for about three people. Just kidding, well no not really, I gave it up 12 yrs ago after a 30 yr affair. Nice work though !

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#12 posted 05-22-2012 at 05:29 AM

I would love to have the dimensions. I’ve been looking to make something like this for a while. Very nice case.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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ward63

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#13 posted 05-22-2012 at 08:26 AM

Thank you very much.
The dimensions are the size of a pack of cigarettes plus 0.5mm on every side.
I usually use 3mm thick wood but with the ebony went to 3.5mm.

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