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Well, no sticks in the picture but I made some quick press molds to try. Theses are first edition and I know how to make them better. I just wanted to see how well it would work.
Nice Job! What kind of wood did you use? Does the type of wood matter?
 

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My first few attempts at rolling. Some were placed in a mold. Others were “left out” or wrapped up in brown paper used for mailing items. I also had a buddy make a mold out of old barn wood he had laying around. Not sure if certain types of wood are better for a mold myself. Pretty nice “man cave” piece nonetheless. Since of the custom mold is about 5 3/4 x 55.
 

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Nice Job! What kind of wood did you use? Does the type of wood matter?
I used some 2x4 fir for the robusto. It was literally to try it and learn. Seemed good enough. But not the first choice. The petit corona are from some mahogany i have. It will be kept for duration. I imagine it is the closest to the real thing, if you don't count the one I made as real one?
 

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I used some 2x4 fir for the robusto. It was literally to try it and learn. Seemed good enough. But not the first choice. The petit corona are from some mahogany i have. It will be kept for duration. I imagine it is the closest to the real thing, if you don't count the one I made as real one?
They look great! Interested to hear how they work out!
 

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I rolled two of the petit corona, and it made a nice dense bunch and easy to wrap, I will improve as the feel of the bunch is correct for the press dimension. I had a little bit too much on the mold, not too much but enough I will try and be closer.

The robusto, I bunched and pressed a single, it was a better fit, but that has been my target size for consistency since the beginning last week.
I am excited and I think they will work fine. I might use a flame to take any of the resins off the surface of the fir. I have yet to decide my intention. Or just wait for my second edition.
 
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