Hey guys, Ive been lurking on these forums for some time and I figured I would stop by and post a thread.
I noticed while building my stick that one of the hardest parts of building a custom stick is the box. Well here is an easy way to solve that.
**1. Head down to your local cigar bar or hookah bar and ask one of the workers if they have any leftover cigar boxes you can take a look at.
From my experience they are almost giving these things away. In most cases they wont be more then a dollar or two a box…sometimes more. But, if your really lucky they will give them to you for free.
Some advice when looking for the right box:
When hunting I try and call ahead to see if they have boxes and the price they are going for. It also helps to know how many they have for sale. Sometimes the clerks are nice enough to tell you if they have a box in a size your looking for. In my case I was using the term ‘shoebox’ to help identify the size i was looking for.
**2. Make sure to pick through the stack. **
If you take the time to look through the stack of boxes sometimes you will strike gold and find one that is perfect for your project.
As an example:
The box that I chose to build my stick around is stained solid oak with a cedar lining on the inside (cedar will almost always be the interior of the cigar box). As an added bonus the flip top lid is held close with two pairs of small magnets. This makes access to the inside of my box amazingly easy while at the same time holding it securely closed.
3. Build away knowing that one of the hardest parts is already done for you…And your wallet will thank you too.
Thanks guys for all the amazing info…I wouldn’t have been able to complete this project without you. Especially Toodles and is amazingly easy to install Chtulhu PCB.
Here’s my somewhat finished stick. (It still needs a fresh coat of paint and some art). Sorry for the poor camera quality.