Bespoke Cigar Travel Case

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Project by SgtRich posted 12-04-2018 01:48 PM 1504 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When meeting up with friends to smoke cigars, I currently take my two to three cigars in a bright yellow, hard plastic cigar case. It works. It ain’t special. It doesn’t catch any eyes.
So I decided to make a handsome wooden case to travel with my three cigars.

Walnut top/bottom sandwiching Hard Maple sides. Mini Barrel hinges open nicely with rare earth magnets to keep it closed.

Finished with two coats of BLO followed by four coats of Arm R Seal.

I made four total with every intention to make more.

I’m putting this out there, more for me than you, but if you plan to make a box like this and will use barrel hinges…drill the holes BEFORE gluing the top/bottom to the sides. What a time saver that would have been. I picked up that little tip somewhere on the interwebs when looking to see how people install mini barrel hinges. Of course, I did this AFTER I already glued my boxes up. Lesson learned.

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 01:51 PM

Looks awesome! Love the finish pics, looks straight out of a magazine.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 12-04-2018 02:16 PM

Sweet I love it, gotta get me to making one for myself now LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 08:08 PM

Nice box for a nice maduro!

Thanks for the hinge tip, I would have never thought of it.

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 01:57 AM

i love the design and color contrast. I’ll be trying to make some of my own, for gifts and myself. Thanks for posting.

-- Imitating is the best form of flattery

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