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Project by Twodeuce posted 05-31-2014 03:25 PM 1986 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a humidor for my nephew. Sapele, Maple, Burl, and of course fully lined w/ Spanish Cedar.
The handles (and the top panel divider) are Maple I cut with my bandsaw and shaped on my drill press with a spindle sander.
The lower divider in the humidor, I lined each end with tan colored felt so it can be moved to accomodate different sizes of cigars.
I cut the holes in the tray with a forstner bit. I built the tray an inch shallower than the inside so it can be easily gripped for removal. It slides an inch either way and rides on extra panels laminated to the sides.
I inserted a magnet on the right side of the lid (between the cedar panel and burl), which is why you see the cigar (Xikar) cutter hanging there. Both panels joined to a 1/2” plywood piece that I routed a hole out of for the magnet.
It’s a big one. 12”D x 20”L X 10”H.
Let me know if you have questions. It’s pretty straight forward, but you have to be pretty exact on your joinery. I left a 1/16” gap between the lid top cedar and the bottom cedar that sticks up. A little breathing room, but still hold the 70% humidity. He’s had it for over a month and says it’s holding humidity perfectly!
As long as he’s happy with it. So am I.



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#1 posted 05-31-2014 03:33 PM

Very nice work ! Looks like it will be a treasure chest of great smokes.

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 03:34 PM

This humidor turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 07:18 PM

Very nice job Brandon.

May I ask what humidifier and monitor you chose and why? I ask because I’ve done some humidors as well, but wondered what other folks prefer for the humidification system.


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#4 posted 06-01-2014 12:40 AM

Thanks Everyone!


I like Xikar products. So I used their digital thermometer and humidifier. Also used there liquid as they say that’s all you can use. I broke one of their cutters a few years back. The place I bought it from replaced it for free with no questions asked. Lifetime warranty on their cutters. I felt loyal to them ever since.

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#5 posted 06-01-2014 01:57 PM

Very nice! Great choice of materials and I really like the finish. The quadrant hinges fit the bill, although I feel they should have been slightly larger. I would like to know where you got the elements from? Something to be proud of that’s for sure, well done. Two thumbs up!

-- "Well Done is better than Well Said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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#6 posted 06-01-2014 06:54 PM

Awesome project. I hope to make a humidor as my winter project this year.

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