|Spalted Cherry wood|
I have used alder which dries very hard (think broom handles) when the entire ashtray is going to be covered, it is quite hard to get a really good finish with alder but is suitable for the cigar band ashtray design. I firstly select some seasoned wood which has generally been cut into small lengths by chain saw.
|Split log, the start.|
|Outline, bowl, slot carved|
|2 trays left Polyurethane coated and from the same log, the right is linseed oil coated.|
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my little wander into my exploits of making cigar ashtrays. Just a few examples of some past projects. There is far more to come though.
|Fuente Fuente Love Affair cigar tray|
|Two nice simple Cherry trays.|
|The Nub tray.|
|The cigar band tray now living in Florida.|