Home-made wooden ash tray

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  1. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    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!
     
  2. chiefmd

    chiefmd Bone Fixer

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

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    Thats the plan, stain and polyurethane
     
  4. kona1000

    kona1000 Scotchead!

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    What type of wood?

    Kind of looks like PT.
     
  5. _Deon_

    _Deon_ Smoke Em If You Got Em

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    Hand carved or machined?
     
  6. engspot

    engspot Covered in Paint

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    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.com/products/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!
     
  7. 2K6TBSS

    2K6TBSS Well-Known Member

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    Good start. Looking forward to the finished product.
     
  8. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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


    Just some regular old oak austin had lying around.
     
  9. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    Don't lose interest. I would like to see your finished product.
     
  10. JHolmes763

    JHolmes763 Drinkin' the koolaid

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

    CBoukal Long time Newbie

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

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    Very nice, i want to see the finished product
     
  13. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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

    souldog OG Post-Whorer since 2008 bitches...

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

    MoeCizlak Built for comfort

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    Can I buy the sawdust from Jon's ashtray?
     
  16. CBoukal

    CBoukal Long time Newbie

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    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
     
  17. kona1000

    kona1000 Scotchead!

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    Good Work, what was the celebratory cigar?
     
  18. rbbrock

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    That's looking awesome!
     
  19. 2K6TBSS

    2K6TBSS Well-Known Member

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

    Tall Paul "insecure little bitch"

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    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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