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I've got 19 sticks + 'bunch' for other 2-3 from first kit. Smoked two after a week (those on the left) it ... sounds good! Obviously it's not satisfactory from a construction point ov view, but mold helps and the blend fits well on me.

On the right first 'batch' of 4 from Azucarado Oscuro.

I'm going to use the Black Friday.
 

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Latakia time! The corona I will try next chance I get and the imperfecto will be humidored for a good while to see how it ages. My rationale for making the perfecto is to seal in the Latakia aroma so it doesn’t bleed into the other cigars. I used Nic. Habano viso and Corojo seco as filler and wrapped them in Cameroon. There is maybe a gram or two of Latakia in the centre. I suspect I will want a little more for the next try, but we’ll see...40E3BD53-E832-4010-9029-F30B67AFA5A9.jpeg7E236063-B355-44FE-8239-F61C5FB3B4FB.jpegF836EF8B-CA37-4A56-8286-FE32286F3141.jpeg
 

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I’m slowly working on finding he perfect sharpness/ edge angle. I’m nearly there, and every time I hit the whetstone I grind away at one corner of the chaveta so I have tighter curve on the one end for finer work.
I've recently started wrapping on stone, rather than wood and it seems like the chaveta is twice as sharp as before.
 

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And with these my second WLT blend is over. Just in time for BF to reorder.
I stay on the entubado approach and it seems that I get better feeling on quantity needed per size (44 and 38 for the moment). Also using the 'waste not method' from @webmost (I think he is the one behind the video)

Critics and hints are obviously well accepted.

Mauro
 

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38x7” and 48x I didn’t measure, so a Churchill (?) and a toro sorta thing. Filled with Corojo seco, Honduran wrapper, and 1/2 of an ASP Nic. Ligero. Wrapped in Corojo oscuro. The wrapper is bit water stained because I made these on a whim and rushed getting it into case, which if I’m honest is how I usually operate... I’m going to need a bigger humidor as I am making these way faster than I can smoke them. 931E0BE4-0A1E-4054-8C17-A2B9D1704E8F.jpeg8F305E19-05F1-4231-8286-E8F381BEB91B.jpeg
 
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