Adventures in home rolling

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  1. Fusion555

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    Pics? we like pics
     
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    Tell me more about this DIY tuck cutter! Glad to see you over here
     
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    The one dollar chaveta knife. One dollar tree stainless steel scraper and about 5 minutes with the grinder.

    Here's the start of the Tuck Cutter. A quick pass on the router table. Cut some angle iron, hit it with the grinder, heat treated the edge to harden the metal. Not sure if I'm going to put a slide stop on it or just drill holes for a peg. It's a work in progess.

    Here's the mold. I offset one of the holes to see if that worked better. Well I quickly figured out that was a bad idea. I'll call this one a prototype. Still have some sanding to do but it should do the job.
     
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    Are your pix in a private album?
     
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    Yup! Just changed it to open. Should be able to see them now.

    I already made a change to my Tuck cutter. Ordered some concave razor blades. Now I have to figure out how to attach the blade to the arm. Thinking a few tack welds. Which will allow me to change out the blades if they get dull.
     
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    looks good. your coming right along.
     
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    If you can and are willing to make another one with a slide stop let a guy know. A slide stop isn't even a must have, but I dig the hand made aspect of what you're doing. Message me if you wanna work something out.
     
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    BH,
    This one is the prototype. When I get the concave razor blades installed to my liking and I figure out a good slide stop device. I'll for sure make you one. I got some torsion springs ideas in the works to. Right now it's a manual open but if I can find the right weight spring it will stay open. Going to switch to aluminum arms. I don't need steel if I've got disposable blades. I'll keep you posted on the progress with pictures.
     
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    I too am interested in your tuck cutter
     
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    Nice to hear, I've sparked interest! I'm working with a 3D printer place trying to find a way to mount disposable blades. I'll post my progress once I get a working prototype. If I can get a solid unit that works, I will gladly share it will y'all. Keep in mind I haven't even rolled a single cigar yet. I have a feeling I'm going to love rolling cigars.
     
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    I love liking them. I’m finding that I have time to roll maybe 5 here and there.
    When I have time, I don’t really feel like it because it’s already been a long day.

    I hope you find making a cigar as enjoyable as the rest of us do.
     
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    I'll be that guy orders 30 pounds of tobacco and only rolls 3 at time until he finds a killer blend. Then spends a weekend rolling 300 cigars. And, stops for 6 months or until that blend gets tiresome. And goes right back to square one with another 30 pound order.
     
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    Since a leaf yields two wrappers, roll in multiples of two. I suggest 4 at a time as a starting point unless you are testing a variety of wrappers, then you gotta increase that.
     
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    Ah...yes now I see why I always two wrapped together in paper. Thank you.
     
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    I placed an order with LO on Thursday, and I'm kinda shocked that it just arrived, Monday morning. That was with the standard 3-5-day turnaround. I guess Thursdays are the magical order day. I placed a WLT order this morning and I seriously thought I'd see those leaves before the LO ones I ordered 4 days ago.
     
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    Another surprise I didn’t label.

    I’ve a few of those.
     
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    Heading to Ireland, Scotland and the U.K. for my birthday

    I’m excited. Leaving tonight.
     
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    Have a great trip and Happy Birthday.
     
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    Happy Birthday, have a good time
     

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