What to do with cigar boxes?

A friend of mine is a proprietor of a cigar shop. As such, he winds up with quite a few empty cigar boxes, and occasionally he sells a few at the flea market for a couple of bucks apiece. For whatever reason, he doesn't want particularly to do that anymore; probably too much work :)
At any rate, I figgered I'd give it a think and I come up with not much. In keeping with JOAT's creed of taking all free wood, I was wondering if anybody had some suggestions regarding cigar boxes. They're all very well made, from a WW perspective, and most use spanish cedar, which is very good for cigars.
So what to do with 150 different sized, different finished, different shaped, different decalled, different painted empty cigar boxes? I'm sure my buddy would let them go at a good price (free to me), but I can't for the life of me figure what I would do with them.
Thanks for the input,
-Phil Crow
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Wish you were near Albuquerque, I'd score them and use them for storing all manner of things for modeling, decals, woodworking etc. I'd use a number of them for doll house furniture too. Darned things are almost impossible to find here.
Grandpa John
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They're available everywhere. Full of cigars. I built a small cabinet a while ago for a relative. The cabinet used cigar boxes for drawers. I also got to empty the boxes.
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Make purses out of them.
Cigar box purses are huge here in the south.

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Rob V. wrote:>Make purses out of them.

And getting bigger all over. High prices are paid for cigar box purses. Tom Work at your leisure!
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Ha...that's a great pitch, I love it. Learn to make cigar box purses ...and sell them eBay!
Alex
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Phil Crow wrote:

I use them for storage of various small items that need to be grouped together. Fer-instance, a small box holds by dado shims, a larger one holds an assortment of router bits (with an insert to stand them up). I keep spare drill bits in another. Basically they are great for small sets of _anything_.
Now I have the problem of what to do with about 200 cigar "tins". Basically a hinged lid tin box about 6"x5"x1/2"
(ideas?)
-Bruce
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Cigar box guitars are becoming fairly popular dags. Puff

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On 12 Aug 2004 20:33:07 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Phil Crow) wrote:

The purses will bring in big bucks, especially made with the illegal Cuban cigar boxes !!!
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Thu, Aug 12, 2004, 8:33pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (PhilCrow) claims: <snip> I can't for the life of me figure what I would do with them. Are you kidding? Make a few guitars.
JOAT You have to kill pessimists, but optimists do it themselves.
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Thu, Aug 12, 2004, 8:33pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (PhilCrow) claims: <snip> I can't for the life of me figure what I would do with them. Oh yeahl, after you make guitars, send the rest to me.
JOAT You have to kill pessimists, but optimists do it themselves.
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Store cigars in them?
-JBB

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One thought might be to pull them apart for the component faces, less the width of the joints, and reuse them for other small projects. While the outside faces are most likely branded, the insides would provide very clean faces.
Another would be to make a mozaic of the covers with their logos facing out, and framing it as an "art piece." Ever see what framed montages of Jack Daniels labels go for?
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