Cherry cigar humidor

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Project by B posted 04-30-2014 07:01 PM 1639 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry humidor with maple splines and butcher block finish.I figured the butcher block finish would be acceptable, because it is foodsafe and if the cigars absrobed them there would be no toxicity.Only after making it and giving it as a gift was I informed that a humidor should be preferably Spanish cedar,with absolutely no finish and no glue if not a soy based glued which should not alter the taste of the cigars.The bottom is bookmatched, the top is slip matched because my pieces weren’t big enough,the sides are continuous grain all around,and the top has a chamfered rebate for a press fit.

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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#1 posted 05-02-2014 10:37 PM

Nice humidor. I like your corner clamp. I should get one like that. I have been using a roll of bungee cord!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 12:16 AM

Jim,the web clamp is the best thing I’ve ever seen for gluing up mitres and odd shapes.I used to use tightly wound surgical tubing I bought at the hardware store,works pretty well too and you can buy 10’ for 10$.Tightly wound it applies a tremendous amount of clamping pressure. I even use the web clamps and surgical tubing to glue up panels,it is stronger and less expensive than many clamps!

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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