Humidors #1: Why learn to build a quality Humidor

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Blog entry by McPheel posted 01-04-2016 11:42 PM 941 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Although I don’t smoke regularly, I thoroughly enjoy a good cigar from time to time and have a small store bought humidor to store my growing collection. Humidors seem to go far beyond just being a simple box, they have an essence of class that is rare these days. A good humidor can allow you to easily romance the hobby of cigar smoking, especially when paired with a nice scotch in the evening. It can transport you to different times and places, where the world wasn’t glued to their devices, people built their lives from the ground up, weren’t afraid of hard work and traveled the world for much more important reasons than just a few good Instagram photos. In the end, the nostalgia of a good humidor can be compared to the use of restored hand tools to produce wooden artwork. If you don’t agree, watch any of Tom Fidgen’s unplugged workshop videos on Youtube (

This series will follow my attempts to create a quality humidor and experiment with different building techniques.
If the box holds humidity at a consistent percentage I will give it as a gift, sell it or claim it as my own. If the box does not hold humidity, I will learn from my mistakes and repurpose it into something else.

-- Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing - Nick Offerman

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 02:44 AM

Sounds interesting—I’ll follow along!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 04:20 AM

I built this one. The link supplied were extremely helpful.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 01:00 PM

Thank you Lew, some great tips and such a cool design. You have given me a few really neat design concepts to aspire to!

-- Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing - Nick Offerman

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