What can you do with a 1"x 12" piece of pine? pt.1 Cigarette Machine

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Project by scottstanderfer posted 01-24-2013 01:04 PM 1540 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wondered what i could build with nothing fancier that a simple piecie of 1×12 home depot piece of pine. I then took it one step further and used only a hand scroll saw and a jitterbug sander. (ok, a block sander and a file) and here is what i came up with… i wanted to make what i would think a turn-of-the-century cigarette machine would look like. pull the handle and taaadaaaa a pack of smokes jumps out to you. ( ok a little bit non p.c. in today’s world but hey, some of us still smoke) thanks for taking a look! check out pt. 2 for further uses of a 1×12 pine project….

-- just call me scooter...

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Scott Oldre

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:19 PM

regardless of whether or not someone smokes, this is still a great piece and a great challenge to yourself and others. Nice job, wrong brand ;)

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 01:33 PM

Non-smoker here (and non-judgmental also)
Looks like you have enough room for about 3 cartons, so I’m guessing you either have a hellofa habit, or there’s more than one smoker in your house.
Creative idea. Nice job on the cig machine

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 01:38 PM

Piece looks great. The idea could easily be used for dispensing other items as well.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 01:49 PM

As a non smoker I think this is a great piece. first a great piece of work, second a good solid metephorical figer to PC.

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 01:58 PM

PC be damned, it’s a great project. Gonna ‘flatter’ you and copy this one for the three smokers in my household!!! Where did you find the eagle?

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 02:07 PM

+1, Dennis!
Nice job, and welcome to LJs, Scooter.

-- 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 01-24-2013 04:48 PM

I only comment on this because I like your mention about political correctness in today’s world…...something that is way overblown. I guess if I was politically correct I would not comment on this project or try to say something nice about it. But dude, do you really want cigs displayed in your kitchen? Come on! That will add some value to your house. A convenient rack located inside a cabinet door much like a spice rack seems better and would serve the same purpose.
I’m fat but I don’t display Big Mac containers on my wall.

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

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 05:14 PM

Very creative.

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#9 posted 01-25-2013 01:31 AM

got home today and found all your comments llol TY! i feel welcomed! a few responses tho… lol
firstly i didnt mount it in the kitchen as a cig machine, more for art. thats where it happened to fit, funny bout the big macs. touche! secondly i found the eagle at some swap meet and figured it was a good place for my keys. (sorry cant help ya find it) we have three smokers here and i thought “what the hell”. i have a second 1×12 project i will be posting shortly that is also non pc (because i dont know a proper term for the lil serrated nails that joins boards together other than (crap) jewnails? ok sorry. no offense meant or intended. ok with that said hate me if needed lol. second project to follow by this weekend. again, thank you all for making the new guy feel welcomed…

-- just call me scooter...

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#10 posted 01-25-2013 02:23 AM

...Big Macs. LOL.

-- More Ideas than Time.

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#11 posted 01-25-2013 05:00 AM

They are called corrugated fasteners

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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#12 posted 01-26-2013 04:27 PM

nice looking machine

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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