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Posted on wooden ashtray... will it work?

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#1 posted 08-07-2010 04:54 AM

I would certainly think so. All my Savinelli Pipes are made from the burl of the Briar (Erica arborea). With proper seasoning no finish will be needed; on the inside of the ashtray. To season I would use a cigar torch and simply char (carbonize) the top layer of the ashtray’s bowl.

If you can’t acquire good Briar opt for a dense grained wood (e.g.: Oak, Maple, Mesquite, etc.). As you know, the burl of just about any deciduous is pretty rugged stuff.

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