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bowl and ash tray

While browsing at a big box recently I happened to pass a shelf with a bunch of decent-sized nice round plain ashtrays so I picked one up thinking I'd make a bowl to go around it and sell it as an ashtray.

First blank I picked up of a shelf in the garage was a really nice chunk of canary, but it was a little too small. Still, I decided to turn it anyway and make the shape of it what I was planning to use for the ash tray since I haven't done one in that shape for a while.

Then I grabbed a bigger chunk of zebrawood and did the ashtray. Right now they just have a moisture barrier coat of clear stain. Next comes the wiped on poly. I left the glass out in the garage, so it's not in the pic. It will sit about 1/4" proud of the rim so that if a cigarette or cigar burns all the way down it will either put itself out on the glass or tip all the way out and fall down on the floor and set the house on fire rather than singe the bowl (there could be a flaw in this logic somewhere but that's my plan and I'm sticking with it).
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That's some seriously nice work Paul. Please be sure to post the pictures with the glass insert when they are finished. Awesome project.

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While browsing at a big box recently I happened to pass a shelf with a bunch of decent-sized nice round plain ashtrays so I picked one up thinking I'd make a bowl to go around it and sell it as an ashtray.

First blank I picked up of a shelf in the garage was a really nice chunk of canary, but it was a little too small. Still, I decided to turn it anyway and make the shape of it what I was planning to use for the ash tray since I haven't done one in that shape for a while.

Then I grabbed a bigger chunk of zebrawood and did the ashtray. Right now they just have a moisture barrier coat of clear stain. Next comes the wiped on poly. I left the glass out in the garage, so it's not in the pic. It will sit about 1/4" proud of the rim so that if a cigarette or cigar burns all the way down it will either put itself out on the glass or tip all the way out and fall down on the floor and set the house on fire rather than singe the bowl (there could be a flaw in this logic somewhere but that's my plan and I'm sticking with it).
Very cool. I like your idea with the ashtray insert.

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Those look nice Phinds. Canary wood is one of my favorites. I'd like to see the glass inserts in too.
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I'll post again after I get some finish on them (and I'll include the glass this time )

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Very nice.
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Can't wait to see the finished projects!

I've been kicking around the same idea, for cigars...

I've yet to come across a suitable glass insert, though...

Haven't truly looked.

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Can't wait to see the finished projects!

I've been kicking around the same idea, for cigars...

I've yet to come across a suitable glass insert, though...

Haven't truly looked.

p

Actually, the only reason I thought of it at all was that quite some months back when I posted some bowl pics someone (I won't mention any names, but his initials are Mike Hawkins) suggested that I do a cigar ash tray from my segmented bowls. I went out on the internet and found appropriate glass inserts (but never got around to ordering any) so I can assure you they are out there. I didn't save a URL, but I remember not having any big problem finding them.

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