Sand shark #77

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Project by D_Allen posted 04-30-2012 09:51 PM 1665 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not a pen this time.
There is some interesting history behind this cigar shape. The foot end is a rounded square.
This is myrtle burl with a modified toothpick holder. You have storage in both ends but I wouldn’t store the toothpicks with the matches. This picture is just for illustration.
Thanks for looking! I’m still having fun!

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 10:53 PM

Pretty Cool, I like the color of the Myrtle burl. Is there a kit that You can put together to store a smaller size cigar(actual) in one of these ? That would also be pretty cool ! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 11:22 PM

Rob, interesting idea. The largest tube I use takes a 12.5mm bit so the tube would be about 12mm inside diameter. Then the hardware takes up some of that so the cigar would have to be very thin.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 11:24 PM

Now that’s cool!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-01-2012 02:02 AM

These are even cooler than the cigar pens you made. Do you sell these?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 12:30 AM

Marty, these are just one-of-a-kind right now. I am trying to see what will work and what won’t.
If you have a lathe and do turnings then PM me and I could explain some of the steps.
One of the things I do is make tooling to do the closed ends and bushings for turning between centers.
Right now I use brass and plastics and make them on the wood lathe. Maybe someday I’ll invest in a metal lathe.
I have some of the pens on Etsy but there doesn’t seem to be much interest…or the price is too steep!

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#6 posted 05-02-2012 04:30 AM

very cool!! I would stash some money in it and keep it in my humidor!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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