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tullius

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So...I have had to kick production into high gear. I rolled some rough dolls and am working in building up my supplies. I have pretty much went away from molds and just use paper anymore for ease of production....it turns out fine cigars for my needs.

The chaveta on the left is the one I purchased from WLT when I started. The other day we were cleaning out our garage and my wife picked up my Dad/Grandfather's old handsaw blade and started to throw it out. I stopped her and explained that was for a project....of course she reminded me that I have had it for 3 years for a project. So I decided to cut a chaveta out of the portion where the nail holes was....only having a hand grinder it was a challenge. I got it cut and beveled it by hand and it has turned out to be a nice tool. It's in the right...

Blend is:
1 x 2014 Nicaraguan Seco
1 x nic habano viso
1 x nic habano ligero
Vuelte Abajo Binder
Soon to be wrapped with Camaroon

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If you decide to get rid of your beautiful molds, let me know. I'm hoping you don't.

But, if you do, they will not gather dust here.
 

Chacocii

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So...I have had to kick production into high gear. I rolled some rough dolls and am working in building up my supplies. I have pretty much went away from molds and just use paper anymore for ease of production....it turns out fine cigars for my needs.

The chaveta on the left is the one I purchased from WLT when I started. The other day we were cleaning out our garage and my wife picked up my Dad/Grandfather's old handsaw blade and started to throw it out. I stopped her and explained that was for a project....of course she reminded me that I have had it for 3 years for a project. So I decided to cut a chaveta out of the portion where the nail holes was....only having a hand grinder it was a challenge. I got it cut and beveled it by hand and it has turned out to be a nice tool. It's in the right...

Blend is:
1 x 2014 Nicaraguan Seco
1 x nic habano viso
1 x nic habano ligero
Vuelte Abajo Binder
Soon to be wrapped with Camaroon

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Love me some forged in fire (y)
 

deluxestogie

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This began as one of my typically low art, fat cigars. I used 5 overlain wrapper/binder scraps as the binder, which led to inadequate compression. My Cameroon wrapper turned out to be overly delicate. The result was a cigar that looked okay, but was not going to be a tight enough draw.



With a wooden clothespin at its unglued head, I laid the cigar onto the counter, placed the cutting board on top of it, then propped the end of the board nearest the fat cigar foot with anything nearby that would be the right height. I then added a couple of pounds of weight, and left it for 15 minutes.



This won't hold its shape for too long. The big difference is that the cigar is more firm, and the draw tighter, for a more comfortable smoke.

Yes. Definitely crude.

Bob

EDIT: Theory
The surface area of a given perimeter is maximal for a circle. A square, or any rectangle with the same perimeter allows less surface area (cigar cross-section). As the rectangle becomes longer and narrower, the surface area eventually falls to zero. So a slight flattening of a circular cigar forces the same quantity of filler to fit into a tighter cross-section.
 

jclif43

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This began as one of my typically low art, fat cigars. I used 5 overlain wrapper/binder scraps as the binder, which led to inadequate compression. My Cameroon wrapper turned out to be overly delicate. The result was a cigar that looked okay, but was not going to be a tight enough draw.



With a wooden clothespin at its unglued head, I laid the cigar onto the counter, placed the cutting board on top of it, then propped the end of the board nearest the fat cigar foot with anything nearby that would be the right height. I then added a couple of pounds of weight, and left it for 15 minutes.



This won't hold its shape for too long. The big difference is that the cigar is more firm, and the draw tighter, for a more comfortable smoke.

Yes. Definitely crude.

Bob

EDIT: Theory
The surface area of a given perimeter is maximal for a circle. A square, or any rectangle with the same perimeter allows less surface area (cigar cross-section). As the rectangle becomes longer and narrower, the surface area eventually falls to zero. So a slight flattening of a circular cigar forces the same quantity of filler to fit into a tighter cross-section.
The DS box press!
 
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