Tobacco Organiser

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Project by KnickKnack posted 08-18-2016 03:59 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the longest time a friend’s husband has used a fairly small soup bowl for his tobacco and assembly pieces (he smokes roll-ups). One drunken night over dinner she asked me to make a “simple box” to hold them – I think there was a little more to the brief, but I don’t remember it.
After a couple of false starts I ended up with this – “simple” is good, but I decided to take the “organise” part to heart – hence the separate compartments.
A significant amount of precision was required, which I’m starting to find more fun than I used to – the more so with my japanese saws.
The smart-eyed among you will realise some technical issues here with floating panels – the veneer is on 3mm ply so I was able to bend it enough to get it slotted in, before adding the final box-jointed pieces on the outside. The ash are single pieces – the oak bookmatched pairs.

Fumed oak and ash – unknown veneer (although I’m pretty sure the uneven pair are bubinga) – finished with linseed oil.

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#1 posted 08-18-2016 04:25 PM

Anything but “simple” my friend.
The technical aspects of which you speak are subtly appearent to a trained eye.
Your craftsmanship and close adherence to tight tolerances in appearent as well.
I too have been finding trying to “close the gaps” more fun then before.
I think your friend had to be surprised with the beautiful result.
This piece is something their family will treasure long after the recipient is enjoying his smokes in Heaven.
Well done brother.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 05:06 PM


COOL design!

Love all of those Half Laps… COOL layout!

I would use it for Misc. items, etc. NO NEED for tobacco anymore… LOL :)

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 01:11 AM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 01:22 AM

Sorry to beso late in checking up on what your doing. Have not goten your postings for several moths. today’s 2/7/17 is the first in awhile.

Keep that mind occupied or you will get into trouble. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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