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This may not be tapered enough at the ends to properly qualify, but given the blank and tube sizes, it is as close as I can get. The wood is curly koa.
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#1 posted 04-28-2012 02:55 PM
Now that’s a pen I can appreciate. The Koa was a great choice.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:56 PM
COOL!!Do you lacquer over the paper band to make it permanent?
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
#3 posted 04-28-2012 04:07 PM
Lew, I use 3 or 4 coats of CA glue over the band. But it is stuck there with contact adhesive first to get it positioned.I too like the koa, too bad it is not cheap!
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#4 posted 04-28-2012 05:38 PM
That’s a classic. Nothing like misdirection to strike up a conversation. Loving he stogi…makes me miss going on cruises and the duty free store.
-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23
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#5 posted 04-28-2012 11:54 PM
You did a great job on the cigar. The cigar stores will buy them
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.
Tom "BUG" Janos
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#6 posted 04-29-2012 01:57 AM
way cool. As a cigar smoker I like it
-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006
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#7 posted 04-29-2012 02:30 AM
This is really cool. What type of pen kit did you use?
-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.
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#8 posted 04-29-2012 01:38 PM
As an AVID cigar man myself, that is one of the coolest pens I have ever seen. If you’re interested in selling one of these, please email me (address on my website).
-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com
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#9 posted 04-29-2012 05:29 PM
Very nice. How do the two parts attach together? Are they threaded? Magnets?
#10 posted 04-29-2012 07:24 PM
The 2 halves screw together. I made one with the snap cap but I’m not a fan of those.The magnet method will be for later projects. I’m having too much fun with these.
Scott, I have 3 other variations up on Etsy. There seems to be some interest but I’m not going to give these up for a song. There is at least 2 hours work in every one of them.
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#11 posted 05-01-2012 01:50 AM
love it…I would say the ends look great. Heck, if I saw it laying around, I would grab for my lighter and then start making my way towards it.
-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso
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