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 Post subject: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I just finished making my own cigar mold, thought I would share it with everyone here. I know most of you are looking for fancy authentic cigar molds, but hey, it's practical and it works for me. This is how to make it:
First, get (2) 5x12x1 (12.7cm x 30.5cm x 2.54cm) boards. The size doesn't really matter, but make sure they are at least 3/4 inch thick.
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Secure the boards to each other, so they line up evenly (I used duct tape) and drill holes in each corner, I forget what size but just big enough to fit small bolts.
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Next you will need to get 4 small bolts and wingnuts, make sure they fit and go through both pieces of wood. Put them through each hole and tighten the wing-nuts. This will hold the boards together when you drill the holes for the cigars.
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Mark the holes and drill them. I recommend using a drill press so the molds are straight. I used a 5/8 drill bit, and made 5 holes but you can use other sizes and make more or less holes if you want. This is the finished product:
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EDIT: 5/8 inch = 40 ring gauge


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 am 
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Good job but I want to add something. If you drill the holes centered a little below/above the junction line, it will be easier to hold cigar bunches in a single piece before clamping the mold. Like this for example;

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I see. Thanks for the input, good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
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nice gonna have to try and make me one this year


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Cool. Keep in mind what istanbulin said though, it will make it easier to hold the cigars until you can tighten the mold.

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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:56 am 
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I'm going to make one or two as well , what species of wood would be the best ?


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade cigar mold
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Great ! I plan on making cigars too, for my brother. Funny I was talking about finding a cigar mould today with a friend ! I guess I'll use your "how to" and have my Dad make me one. I can't see Istambulin's image though...


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