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PostSubject: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:51 am

What do you guys use when out and about...as a snuff box? A stuff box? Or what?

I picked up one of these...I discovered when using a Gawith tap box that inserting a flat tool into the tap hole provided a great way to spoon out a measured dose. I plan on carving a wood snuff spoon and trying to fudge a metal one that will work. So I thought this style, with its little tap hole would allow the same thing. 


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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:10 pm

I have tried a few and I like the Mr Snuff plastic snuff boxes. They open full at the top to pinch or fill and the have a slide on the side to tap. They work great and are pretty cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:41 am

Those do look handy.

I scrounged through by pipe gear to come up with some kind of sppon-like thing to use as a snuff scooper and found the following tamper. The flat arm with the rounded end does a very good job. Fold it out, scoop, sniff, fold it back. 

Not sure about dimensions, but if it fits into the round hole on the little box above...I'll be home free.


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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:27 pm

I got a couple of small metal cases that have clamping lids and rubber gaskets that fit a tin or so of tobacco.

These guys:

http://www.amazon.com/CVault-Cvault-Storage-Container/dp/B00CYOP2QC

Anyway - I got them to take a tin in a bag, and not have to worry about breaking a jar - and thought they'd help with hydration too.

Turns out they came with a little hydro pack thing and are for pot curing/storage. I didn't give the packs much thought at first, but they have been useful in slowly and gently rehydrating tobaccos in these cans. Brilliant, and clean - no paper towel fiasco, no water spritz, etc.

I was looking into the hydro packs more, as they work two-ways - and discovered a shockingly large range - and, boom - short story long, one for snuff storage:

http://www.bovedainc.com/store/general/

Look down to 84% RH.

These little things are pretty slick, and once I saw a snuff one, I thought maybe it would be a good thing to toss out here.
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:41 pm

That looks like a good, but expensive tin...and I guess you were meaning the little Boveda 84% mini things? Those look good. The little 10 for ten bucks size seems right.

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I spent the morning emptying three 10 g plastic tap boxes into the little ink vials I got. A pain, but done is done. Came w handy peel and stick labels. The bad: it took three vials per tap box. The good: the vials are a great pocket size and have very secure screw on lids. Nice in the regard. And at ten for $3 it works out to about a buck per tap box. Even better!
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:29 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
That looks like a good, but expensive tin...and I guess you were meaning the little Boveda 84% mini things? Those look good. The little 10 for ten bucks size seems right.

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I spent the morning emptying three 10 g plastic tap boxes into the little ink vials I got. A pain, but done is done. Came w handy peel and stick labels. The bad: it took three vials per tap box. The good: the vials are a great pocket size and have very secure screw on lids. Nice in the regard. And at ten for $3 it works out to about a buck per tap box. Even better!

That story was to get to the Boveda things, yes.

The steel tins and fancy containers are my own fetish that I generally keep to myself. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:15 pm

Another snuff box. Got it on Etsy. Got the date in my birth year (not shown here).

Made from two domed coins & copper tubing.

Size is 30mm diameter X 20 mm deep.

Vendor has ALL kinds of coins, widely varying years. Very cool.

FYI: https://www.etsy.com/shop/COINTRANSFORMATIONS?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count



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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:27 pm

Just seeing that box makes me want to start snuffing.

I look forward to your review.
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:33 pm

I found it by surfing a 'snuff site' and the guy that had bought one was asked if it was air tight. The guy that bought one claimed he couldn't smell any of his normally stinky snuff when it was closed...but I surely doubt that it's really airtight or waterproof... just tight.

I picked the 'eight doubles' coin cause it was of a good size, I could get my birth year, it reminded me of the boxcars thing and eight seemed like a nice recommended dosage.  lol

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:38 pm

I can's stop eyeballing them.

Some of the coins used are so cool, between the country, art, and age.

"Maybe I can fit my vitamins in one."
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:26 pm

He has a US silver dollar one...likely his largest.

And an 1897 Victoria Penny.  Lots a cool stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:57 pm

Holy Crikes those are fantastic!

For a second I thought Lenin on the Soviet 1970 Rouble was Peter Boyle as Frankenstein's Monster. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:19 pm

With the flaming finger?

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:22 pm

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With the flaming finger?

Perhaps that's on the tails side.. Ha, ha
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:24 pm

Indeed.  A silver bullet. And it's a screw top too!



Hmmm. The guy will do special requests too. Kinda scary with this crowd!

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:27 pm

My favorite plastic ones were the snuffhouse.com plastic boxes. The newer Rococo ones are nice enough, but not as nice.

I have one bullet which made me decide bullets are not for me. I also have a snuffmaster, which appears to only want toasts, and a Patrick Collins snuffbox, which is quite nice, but also only for toasts.
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:29 pm


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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:39 pm

That's the one. (I already have that color.)
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:44 pm

What size is the thing? They are OOS right now, and my little clear screw top vials will do til they get back in. I need some smash boxes too, I guess. Just not going to order something so small when shipping is so high.

The first metal one I posted is due today...and I found it on eBay so it had low shipping. I'll most likely pick up a snuff house or Mr snuff (whichever is smaller and some smash boxes as add one next order...April 1.  lol

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:36 am

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What size is the thing? They are OOS right now, and my little clear screw top vials will do til they get back in. I need some smash boxes too, I guess. Just not going to order something so small when shipping is so high.

The first metal one I posted is due today...and I found it on eBay so it had low shipping. I'll most likely pick up a snuff house or Mr snuff (whichever is smaller and some smash boxes as add one next order...April 1.  lol

I'll take a picture later so you can see them with a ruler of something to scale.
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:57 am

OK. I'm an idiot fer sure. The dimensions are listed right under the photo. It's a nice size, I'm thinkin'.

Size: 2 in. x 1.5 in. x 0.75 in.






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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:23 am

Man...I was just sure someone else would cave on one of those coin boxes before the end of the day!

No plastic there, by golly.

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:11 am

Get this. I start reading the customer reviews on the coin box thing...all glowing, falling all over themselves with praise...but one said his box wasn't tight. Oops. So I send an email to John (the guy who makes them) and say mine will be a snuff box and has to be tight, and that maybe I should have gotten one with a screw top. He emails back in like five minutes that he's be happy to make the one I ordered into a screw top type...wait for it...AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! How's that?

Then I had a thought. I have some silver US Liberty dollars and quite a few Euro coins, etc. I asked if he could/would make a box if I supplied the coinage. Waiting on that one.

Interesting.

Edit. This just in. John quoted a cost to make me a screw top coin thing, domed lid, using my two US silver dollars...$28 US...not including shipping via either registered or unsecured return to me. Not bad.

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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:40 am

Can't...stop...staring!
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PostSubject: Re: ...and speaking of snuff boxes...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:18 am

Ohhh. He has a 1941 Silver Walking Liberty fifty cent screw top...sweet!


The photo shows a 1942...the one for sale is the '41.



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