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#1 Asel.mike

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

Austin (Aquiring93) and I really want an ashtray since we always smoke together. Being industrious and frugal young men, we knew we needed to make it ourselves. This is our first evening's progress. Tomorrow after school, more progress will be made!!!



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Looks alot like a little stadium.....

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The desired result in a few days. Decided to buy a few cheaper cigars today. I'm hoping to find a good cheap go to smoke.


More pictures tomorrow!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

Looks good. I wonder if you would be able to stain it with something for color? Good effort!

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:37 PM

Thats the plan, stain and polyurethane

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:05 AM

What type of wood?

Kind of looks like PT.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

Hand carved or machined?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:13 AM

You can probably stain with any wood stain to get the color you would like, then sand with a 320 grit and repeat for color depth.

Get an aerosol can of VHT high temperature clear coat ($6) and spray on a few light coats and you'll have an ashtray that should resist staining from the ashes or burns from resting your cigar down. I wouldn't use a normal wood polyurethane, the stuff is kind of soft and might not last.

http://www.vhtpaint....s/engineenamel/

Good luck!

edit: you'll have to "cook" the clear coat a bit with a hairdryer or oven, but once it's dried it won't be going anywhere. Maybe lay down some foil and throw in on the grill!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:00 AM

Good start. Looking forward to the finished product.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:29 PM

Hand carved or machined?

routed out the initial shape, and plan on dremeling the finer shape and hand sanding.


What type of wood?

Kind of looks like PT.


Just some regular old oak austin had lying around.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Don't lose interest. I would like to see your finished product.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

Keep the progress pics coming. It's always fun to follow a project like this.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

This is very cool, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Very nice, i want to see the finished product

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:42 AM

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the ash tray before finish, with a cigar, rootbeer, and dog for interest.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:00 AM

Absolutely AWESOME! Curious, would you take orders? (Yes, I'm serious).

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:28 AM

Absolutely AWESOME! Curious, would you take orders? (Yes, I'm serious).


Can I buy the sawdust from Jon's ashtray?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

I am very Impressed, I know very little about working with wood and I can say from the first picture to the second one is very amazing. Very nicely done

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:10 AM

Good Work, what was the celebratory cigar?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:33 AM

That's looking awesome!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

Great work! I'm with Souldog, would you be interested in making a couple for the CP Brothers?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

Looks great I cut all my own wood for heat and this season I cut a couple decent sized blocks for a project like this... Keep up the good work.




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