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Old 03-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Anyone cast a real cigar to make cigar pens out of? Could you cast tobaccco successfully? Saw a picture of a cigar pen resting atop a lit cigar. It just got me thinking....
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seems like it might be too brittle to turns

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Maybe if you stabilized it with some cactus juice in a vacuum it could work. Just a guess, but that's what I would try. Hope this helps.

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Maybe if you stabilized it with some cactus juice in a vacuum it could work. Just a guess, but that's what I would try. Hope this helps.

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Been trying that with no luck so far.
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Here's one I did a wile back. Used real tobacco leaves wrapped around the tubes and cast. It was challenging took a few trys but turned out pretty good.




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Here's one I did a wile back. Used real tobacco leaves wrapped around the tubes and cast. It was challenging took a few trys but turned out pretty good.




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Great looking cast.
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Bruce,

Did you glue the leaf down, and then ModPodge it? Or trade secret....no-can-tell
I'm still working on my stamp pen casting.....




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Did you glue the leaf down, and then ModPodge it? Or trade secret....no-can-tell
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When I did this I used real tobacco leaves form a cigar shop. I live near Tampa so cigar rolling shops are everywhere. It took several attempts if I was to do it again I would probably paint the tube a light brown use Mod Podge to glue the leaf down. Now the tobacco leaf presents special difficulties as it is wet if you let it dry it will be brittle and crumble. So I would glue the leaf on set it aside for a week let it dry out. Then give it a coat or 2 of medium/thick CA let that dry another 2 days then cast with P.R. Now this is all speculation I don't plan on doing it again but if I was that is how I would start. Now with stamps that's pretty easy I would glue them down with Mod Podge let dry then put on the lathe give 2 coats of CA to seal it then cast with PR. The coat of CA seals the paper so you don't get the P.R. soaking in and getting that dark transparent wet look.

Hope I gave you guys some tips you can use. No real trade secret just takes time and patients and a little understanding which comes from trial and error $$$.

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