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Journey into Woodturning #62: Cigar Ashtray

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Blog entry by MovingChips posted 06-15-2021 02:16 PM 1049 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This project was a duplicate or inspired by Huw’s turn awhile back. He received a stainless-steel disc from Luie from Woodworking 220-7. Luie was kind enough to send me a few of these disc’s so to the lathe I went to make an ashtray.

I had a perfect piece of Box Elder for this project and wasted no time getting on the lathe. I used a faceplate to get the bottom turned. I attempted to use the elf decorating tool, but failed. I’m sure it’s my fault and not the tool or wood.

So as some sort of decoration I put a bead in the pedestal of the ashtray. Finished it with O.B. Shine Juice and flipped in the chuck to get the insides out. After carving out the center, I flattened off the bottom for the steel disc to sit in.

However, I forgot to include the groves to avoid the cigars from rolling. So I did a little hand filing and hand polishing. In the end it looked like a squatted rook from a chessboard.

Here’s this weeks video: Cigar Ashtray



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#1 posted 06-16-2021 06:09 PM

Cool project, thanks for the idea! Have to make one!

-- Bob A in NJ

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