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Pretty sure ot closed out about 5pm est

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That thing had aesthetic value nailed to a wall. But bunching and wrapping that thing would be a bitch, and not something you'd want to have to do 10 times.
 
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That thing had aesthetic value nailed to a wall. But bunching and wrapping that thing would be a bitch, and not something you'd want to have to do 10 times.
No doubt lol. I was wondering how that would even work? I've never seen a cigar in that tear drop shape. I think you'd have to bunch a thick core filler and pinch smaller pieces off as you roll it to taper down?

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Looking into purchasing a few cigar molds, but very new to this forum. Is it acceptable to make a new post? or just post here... Any help appreciated!
 
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Just looking for some beginner sets. All I have now is a 2-fer that came in my LeafOnly starter kit, but looking to expand to something larger. Just something basic like robusto for now, but would like to get into perfectos and torpedo's in the future. Also if anyone could enlighten me on the difference between old style wood ones and the newer plastic ones, i'd be curious to hear!
 
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Just looking for some beginner sets. All I have now is a 2-fer that came in my LeafOnly starter kit, but looking to expand to something larger. Just something basic like robusto for now, but would like to get into perfectos and torpedo's in the future. Also if anyone could enlighten me on the difference between old style wood ones and the newer plastic ones, i'd be curious to hear!
Most all of us prefer the wood to plastic. Plastic will last longer, but doesn't absorb moisture like the wood does. I have both and use them equally, but I prefer wood.
 
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Good to know! Didn't realize at first how pricey they were, will have to save up! Maybe i'll get lucky on some ebay auctions. Thank you for the info!
 
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How long should I let them sit before testing one out for draw/construction etc? I heard some people say drybox them for a month, others say just smoke them. For my first attempt I did rotate them, but its kind of a pain because the beginner mold has no structure pins, so my clamps were wonky and it was a nuisance. (Most of the reason why i'm looking for a nice mold as we speak haha)
 

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How long should I let them sit before testing one out for draw/construction etc? I heard some people say drybox them for a month, others say just smoke them. For my first attempt I did rotate them, but its kind of a pain because the beginner mold has no structure pins, so my clamps were wonky and it was a nuisance. (Most of the reason why i'm looking for a nice mold as we speak haha)
Depends how wet your filler is, I dry box for a few days and try em

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How long should I let them sit before testing one out for draw/construction etc? I heard some people say drybox them for a month, others say just smoke them. For my first attempt I did rotate them, but its kind of a pain because the beginner mold has no structure pins, so my clamps were wonky and it was a nuisance. (Most of the reason why i'm looking for a nice mold as we speak haha)
..and/or you can rotate till it dries some before applying the wrapper to speed things up. if your like I was (most likely the rest of us?) you'll want to burn something.
 
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Test for draw as soon as you're finished with the mold time, whether that's 1.5 hours or days. When you think the bunch is wrap-ready, that's the time to check the draw. It's wrap-ready when it's smooth and shapely and you're eager to wrap it. Now, let's say you're just learning a new vitola and you want to put like 6-10 bunches in your mold: a smart thing would be to bunch a few, get them wrap-ready, and check their draw. If it sucks, modify your next couple with more or less firm-feel in your hands. Mold those. Repeat.
 
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