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post #1 of 4 Old 06-27-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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First Lidded Box

So I had a guy at my work ask me if I could make him an ashtray, with a piece of glass on the bottom and maybe a lid to cap it off. So I grabbed a piece of 8/4 and 5/4 Mahogany scraps and a small piece of ebony and had at it.

I wanted to do more detail on the ebony but I have yet to acquire a detail gouge. I then painted the back of a piece of glass black (to hide the epoxy that I used to hold it in place). Then I gave it a few coats of oil for good measure

Any tips for the next one?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-27-2010, 05:30 PM
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Really nice. Like to have one on my side table.
I'm not a turner, so I don't know if it's possible, but I'd want some sort of dent in the lip, for my cigar. Or possibly a metal holder on a short rod from the bottom, so as to not interfere with the lid.
Very pretty ash tray, though.
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Dvoigt, very nice box, great job.


"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..
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If the part that extends into the ash tray is left longer, you can add a groove for an O ring.

this will let it seal the odors inside.

I make lids for older glass canning jars to be used as small canisters.
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