I always thought making gear was hard. It's not.

I saw a niche gear market item that needed to be filled so I decided to do it myself.   Normally, I just rhino into things, laying waste to everything in my path until I achieve the desired result.  But not this time.

Now today is a state holiday and combining that with it snowing and a huge supply of red wine, I went to work.

Modern cars are seldom equipped with ashtrays anymore due to the Health Cabal and lighters have been turned into 12v ports for your phone charger.  Sure, some cars still offer a smoker's kit as an option but not mine.  I really don't like to smoke in my car but when I do, I am in need of an ash receptacle. 

Now drink holders are ubiquitous in car interiors and their fancy size has pretty much been standardized or like mine, are adjustable.  Again, after my research period, I found that mini Pringles cans fit perfectly.   Of course, it took me another couple of weeks to decide what flavor would be best. (It was cheddar.)

These cans have  a bunch of features I found appealing.  They are a decent size for a short cigar to be placed in should I need to.  They are foil lined  which keeps ash from burning them.  And they have a lid which I can seal until I can empty it.

So I grabbed some 500d MC I have a stash of, a razor blade, glue, scissors and a paper shopping bag and went to work.  I made a template out of the paper bag, fitted it to the can, trimmed it up and then transferred the shape to the 500d.  I trimmed that with the razor, did one more dry test fit and then played down the glue, using a plastic knife to spread the glue evenly like tile mastic.  Then I wrapped that bitch up and it sits drying.

I think the reason it took nearly three hours to do is my lack of experience and the wine.   Most definitely the wine.  I wanted to wrap my Keurig in MultiCam but Stalin has taken my scissors...and razor...and most importantly my wine.  Something about me drinking since 10 am.  But it's  a snow day.

Since I know some of you would want one of these, I was thinking of making a few.  I would guess between materials,  my time and the wine, we are looking at $350 each.  $675 with a HK logo.  PM me.20190212_13163920190212_13164720190212_13300120190212_133626

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For those interested in the “on a budget” version, Mcnetts camo wrap. 

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ADK posted:

Isn’t that Condor’s motto?  “Making gear,   or rather bad gear, isn’t hard?”

nice mod BTW 

My new gear company, formed today between a bottle of pinot noir and a lovely barolo....The Most Reverend Maker LLC, already has a motto I used years ago when attempting to make rifle parts.  "When you know nothing, you are free to try anything."

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How much for the West Side Marketplace wrap?  

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sak45acp posted:

How much for the West Side Marketplace wrap?  

That is a template for my Cig-AR Tray and as such is the intellectual property of TMRM LLC.  It is not for sale.

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Oh ye of little faith....

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standeasy posted:

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In the fine print:

"TMRM LLC recommend the use of TMRM LLC Multicam® Nomex® full body driving apparel  to maximize customer satisfaction with this product"

Notice the corp name is pretty close to 'Tremble'?

I read the title of this thread and thought, what the....

When I saw you were the OP I thought, oh, this ought to be good...

You didn't disappoint. Wonderful use of a snow day. 

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stray round posted:

With all due respect,  do they not have duct tape in Italy?   Geesh.

<I don't know if they do or not.  I'm an American.>

Down here in the South we use it all the time and we don't need  to put our teeth in to do it.

<Just because you use it all the time doesn't make it right.  See: slaves>

 

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Tropleo posted:

I'm incredibly disappointed you used peasant glue.......

Just because it's not the brand you eat doesn't make it "peasant."

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Tropleo posted:

I'm incredibly disappointed you used peasant glue.......

I'm sure his glue was hand made using only the finest Lipizzaner Stallions at the pinnacle of their performing years.

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Consigliere posted:
Tropleo posted:

I'm incredibly disappointed you used peasant glue.......

Just because it's not the brand you eat doesn't make it "peasant."

It's all edible if you will it to be John.  Just ask @Falcon Six Two he's a Marine he understands

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CCCSD posted:

Wait! Important question Consig!!!

What was the wine you drank WHILE building this Ark of Ashes. 

ALL hail the Pringling Ark!

Started with a bottle of Bogle Old Vine Red Zinfandel.   Then after the warm up, went with a Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.   Closely followed that with a  Willimette Valley pinot noir.  Finished the project with a sassy Pio Cesare Barolo.  When I told myself I felt like I was coming down with early stage Alzheimer's,  she shut me and the project down.  To be fair it was nearly 1400 hrs and I needed to go to sleep.  I feel better now.

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Well you were right about the niche part. There are 0 companies that hold the market share for concealing one's snack packs in the field. Add some multicam velcro for morale patches and laser cut MOLLE/PALS because webbing is so mid-2000s and you're set! 

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Consigliere posted:
  They are foil lined  which keeps ash from burning them.

 

Um, John, IIRC, that's not a foil lining inside of those cans. It's just silver colored cardboard. It has no thermal barrier capability.

standeasy posted:

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yakc130 posted:

Um, John, IIRC, that's not a foil lining inside of those cans. It's just silver colored cardboard. It has no thermal barrier capability.

 

I bet you're one of those guys that tell little children that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy aren't real too.    

Soul crusher.

 

yakc130 posted:
Consigliere posted:
  They are foil lined  which keeps ash from burning them.

 

Um, John, IIRC, that's not a foil lining inside of those cans. It's just silver colored cardboard. It has no thermal barrier capability.

standeasy posted:

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Spoil sport.

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yakc130 posted:
Consigliere posted:
  They are foil lined  which keeps ash from burning them.

 

Um, John, IIRC, that's not a foil lining inside of those cans. It's just silver colored cardboard. It has no thermal barrier capability.

standeasy posted:

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Duly noted.  

Some of the people in this thread  were on my bequeathing list should anything happen to me.  I have made the necessary codicils. 

And the cardboard is indeed coated to preserve freshness.  Multiple cigar ashes have never been an issue no matter how much some here wish there would be.

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All Hail King Smoothie!

 

 

 

 

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That mini Consig Can would fit in my pouch on my belt for when I walk my pup. Not only do I drink my coffee, I enjoy a cigar or two. Perfect.

Than you Consig. Ignore the Naysayers. They are just jealous.

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