The Figurado

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Project by D_Allen posted 04-28-2012 02:49 PM 2045 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This may not be tapered enough at the ends to properly qualify, but given the blank and tube sizes, it is as close as I can get. The wood is curly koa.

-- Website is finally up and

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 02:55 PM

Now that’s a pen I can appreciate. The Koa was a great choice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:56 PM

Do you lacquer over the paper band to make it permanent?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 04:07 PM

Lew, I use 3 or 4 coats of CA glue over the band. But it is stuck there with contact adhesive first to get it positioned.
I too like the koa, too bad it is not cheap!

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 05:38 PM

That’s a classic. Nothing like misdirection to strike up a conversation. Loving he stogi…makes me miss
going on cruises and the duty free store.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 11:54 PM

You did a great job on the cigar. The cigar stores will buy them

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 04-29-2012 01:57 AM

way cool. As a cigar smoker I like it

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#7 posted 04-29-2012 02:30 AM

This is really cool. What type of pen kit did you use?

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#8 posted 04-29-2012 01:38 PM

As an AVID cigar man myself, that is one of the coolest pens I have ever seen. If you’re interested in selling one of these, please email me (address on my website).

Awesome work!

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#9 posted 04-29-2012 05:29 PM

Very nice. How do the two parts attach together? Are they threaded? Magnets?

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#10 posted 04-29-2012 07:24 PM

The 2 halves screw together. I made one with the snap cap but I’m not a fan of those.
The magnet method will be for later projects. I’m having too much fun with these.

Scott, I have 3 other variations up on Etsy. There seems to be some interest but I’m not going to give these up for a song. There is at least 2 hours work in every one of them.

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#11 posted 05-01-2012 01:50 AM

love it…I would say the ends look great. Heck, if I saw it laying around, I would grab for my lighter and then start making my way towards it.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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