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Wooden Ashtray (Pre-Build Questions)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DLemos, May 8, 2016.


  1. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    So I would like to make an ashtray out of wood...

    Are there any dye methods I could use that would not cause harm- say a cigar was left on it, or some ashes contained burning embers.

    Would a certain type of wood be better than the others?
     
  2. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Petrified wood would work well.
     
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  3. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Never heard of that, just looked it up. The prices are way too much haha, talk about money going up in smoke!
     
  4. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    It does look very interesting, however.
     
  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    My first CO in the Corps had an old stand ashtray in his office with a bowl made of wood. It looked like walnut and was butt ugly with burn scars.

    Much more common was figured wood bowls carved to cradle a glass ashtray with felt on the bottom. Kinda like a very fancy ashtray coaster.
     
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  6. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I thought of making a tobacco pipe out of wood, which would hold a glass candle holder(?) for the tobacco- but I have yet to figure out how to do that hahah.
     
  7. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I'm kinda thinking that putting burning things into a wood bowl is not the best idea. Cigarettes have some kind of chemical that keeps them burning. If you get char, that's the best outcome. Just saying.

    Smoking pipes made from wood typically get "broken in" with a layer of ash and char that untreated tobacco leave behind.
     
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  8. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Hmm... Well it would mostly be used for pipe tobacco ashes- maybe a cigar or some cigarettes once, if not twice a year.

    When you say untreated, do you mean unflavored as well? I believe that is the only way the pipe tobacco is altered. I also have reason to believe the nicotine may have been removed from the pipe tobacco?
     
  9. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Yeah, I guess you do have a point- wood tends to burn. And a burning astray is one step closer to a burning house. I guess I can resort to glass.
     

  10. Yep. Gunpowder. The rings that are barely visible on the white part of a cigarette is gunpowder. A few years ago, cigarette makers were mandated to use less, as well as additional chemicals, to cause cigarettes to put themselves out if unattended.
     
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  11. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    Interesting, a chemical to keep it burning, and a chemical to extinguish- all in one product. Is the chemical set to extinguish on the filter, or is it contained with the tobacco?
     
  12. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    I have noticed they can become cool to the touch before reaching the filter.
     
  13. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Funny you would mention that. When i was a kid it was "common knowledge" that the way to make a dog agressive was to mix gunpowder in it's food. I never knew anyone who did this and my great grandad, who raised and trained coon hounds, rabbit dogs, and deer dogs as part of his livelyhood said it was a crock; but all the expert dog trainers on the playground at recess swore by it.

    Maybe that's why smokers are generally so mad all the time? :D
     
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  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is BS. The paper may contain potassium nitrate (saltpeter) for that purpose but there's no gunpowder.
     
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  15. Man! I got hornswoggled by another urban myth!:roflmao:

    I'm not embarrassed seeing as it took a nuclear physicist/extraterrestrial interrogation expert to correct me.
     
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  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Uhhh ... that's "dumb geologist" to you.
     
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  17. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    So the lines are potassium nitrate, or the paper in general?
     
  18. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    According to Wikipedia, the potassium nitrate theory checks out.
     
  19. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Wikipedia is always 100% true, too. :roflmao:
     
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  20. DLemos

    DLemos

    Sep 7, 2015
    They got a page devoted to "Pizza Farms", and ooh- carrots! I think it is time, gentlemen; we should give them a shot.
     

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