ring gauge equals diameter of cigar, measured in 64th of an inch. A 32 ring gauge is a half inch in diameter (32/64). A 64 ring gauge is one inch in diameter (64/64).try making one yourself,, they dont look very difficult to build, if you have basic knowledge of woodworking tools,
im sure by this time next year.. i will allready have built me one.
allthough i dont know nothing of the '' gauge'' but ill make it to the size. that i wont my cigars to be.. proablly real small.
It's a tricky project. The correct mold has very tight/close tolerance to fit the male and female part correctly. It needs to be a very close fit.well, I am a carpenter . I have tools ,power tools and a great imagination. Itd be nice if I could use a router and make some sort of jig. Finding the bit might be a problem. Its not impossible , might just take me a while to figure it out.
It's interesting you say that Charlie-G, because I still haven't bought a mold yet. However, I plan on getting one soon.I have both a wood mold and a single plastic mold like GDaddy posted a picture of. I will say the plastic mold really does make a much smoother bunched cigar. Almost perfectly smooth.
I believe tho that the wood mold does draw extra moisture from the bunched cigars. If you use a med case binder I like the wood mold better. I do think if I ever buy another mold it will be a multi cigar plastic one.
I'm sure due to cost and ease of making new ones. a die or mould for churning out plastic is much more durable than changing cutting heads to make wooden units. Plastic is cheap and recyclable. wood is natural and over time warps and the amount of raw lumber having to be inspected and sorted only to use 50% of the lumber to get knot free ,split,check,cupped,etc. lumber.I agree with Gdaddy on the comparison between wood and plastic. Several major cigar manufacturers are phasing out the wood in favor of plastic. They must have some compelling reasons why.