I haven't found any pictures of compartmentalized tobacco boxes, but
there's a guy who wants one:
He says he would like to keep pipe tobacco in a tackle box holding 3 or
4 bowlfuls in each compartment.
Nowadays, pipe tobacco is often sold in foil pouches. It costs more
that way, and it has additives to keep it fresh. It still loses flavor
rapidly in a pouch, and it's hard to load a pipe from a nearly empty
Tobacco from a fresh can tastes better. It's easy to fill your pipe
because you can see what you're doing and spilled tobacco falls back
into the can.
A can may contain more than 200 bowlfuls. If you open it that many
times, it will lose flavor. Also, when filling from a can you can't
keep track of your daily usage. If you smoke more than half an ounce in
a day, it won't taste good the next day, and you may run out a week
before you can buy more.
I transfer my tobacco to an empty can half an ounce at a time. The
mystery item would hold a week's worth of half-ounce rations. If the
compartments are not all empty at the end of the week, you can fill the
empty ones and keep moving clockwise. The diameter is bigger than a
can, so you won't spill on your desk. Thick wood seems like a good idea
for a tobacco box because you can add humidity to the wood to keep the
tobacco from drying out.
I've seen something vaguely similar for holding lead fishing weights.
This for example:
I'm far from convinced, but thought the idea worth floating(!)
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Looks a LOT like the hand screws I use to attach my tree stand to the
tree. They go through drilled holes in the frame and into the tree. The
T is usually dipped into handle dip to provide some protection.
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