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Black Limba Humidor

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Project by Jeremy posted 11-12-2018 06:29 PM 641 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So after a fellow cigar friend of my saw my Black Walnut Humidor, I was then commissioned to make one for him. I has some left over Black Limba lumber from my vanity project and just enough Spanish cedar to finish it. Finished with Odie’s Oil.

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ralbuck

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#1 posted 11-12-2018 06:51 PM

A very beautiful build!

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 09:59 PM

That gives the feel of being quite large, what are the dimensions?

Is it just the box, or do you have some of the filters, hygrometer, thermometer, and such hiding in there somewhere?

That Limba is quite nice, what does it work like?

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Jeremy

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 10:22 PM



That gives the feel of being quite large, what are the dimensions?

Is it just the box, or do you have some of the filters, hygrometer, thermometer, and such hiding in there somewhere?

That Limba is quite nice, what does it work like?

- therealSteveN

Owner wanted a lid mounted digital hygrometer /temp gauge(in shipment). He also uses broveda packsntoncontrol humidity… they are so easy!

Dimensions are 15”x14”x6”

To be honest, Limba is easy to work with. Cuts well, finishes great, sands to a butter like smoothness.

I made a whole 66” double vanity out of it. I’ll be posting pictures once I get the granite top for it .

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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#4 posted 11-13-2018 08:40 AM

Jeremy, this is a great job. Black Limba is a strange wood. Unfinished it doesn’t look like much, but when the finish hits it, it turns all kinds of wonderful colors. That really surprised me the first time I used it. Often Limba is used for plywood. However, if a Limba tree grows within a mile of the ocean. it gets a fungus in it that makes it into Black Limba like you have used here. Beautiful stuff.

The taper on the top edge is nicely done. It shows off the grain well. I would have 45ed the corners rather than lap jointed them, but you have made a very strong box that will easily clamp up squarely. That is a large box. Thanks for the dimensions and the further details. Nice work! Keep boxing and keep posting.

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 11-13-2018 11:05 AM

Thanks for the explanation, that works. 15”x14”x6” sounds like a LOT of stogies. :-0

I looked at it online it comes curly too, curly is good :)

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Jeremy

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#6 posted 11-13-2018 04:18 PM



Jeremy, this is a great job. Black Limba is a strange wood. Unfinished it doesn t look like much, but when the finish hits it, it turns all kinds of wonderful colors. That really surprised me the first time I used it. Often Limba is used for plywood. However, if a Limba tree grows within a mile of the ocean. it gets a fungus in it that makes it into Black Limba like you have used here. Beautiful stuff.

The taper on the top edge is nicely done. It shows off the grain well. I would have 45ed the corners rather than lap jointed them, but you have made a very strong box that will easily clamp up squarely. That is a large box. Thanks for the dimensions and the further details. Nice work! Keep boxing and keep posting.

- Boxguy

Big Al,

I completely agree with the inconspicuous nature of Black Limba.

This is a picture of the box just sanded. Nothing like the finish reveal of the grain.

I plan to progress to mitered corners, but I also really like the rustic feel of butt joint/lap joint/rabbit joint look. And i like the level of contrast added, but that is just my OCD talking. I have been doing some reading about locking miter bits for routers. I think i may make a purchase and start diving into that realm.

Have you had any experience/recommendations ?

-- I enjoy getting "lost"... the only outcome is "finding" yourself.

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