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Project by Miniderub posted 09-22-2014 10:29 AM 1347 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first humidor, and also my first time working with veneer. I ended up buying veneer that was too narrow for the box and I didn’t want to have a joint or make the box smaller. So I decided to have a little fun with the design. I mitered 4” wide strips of Bubinga veneer and covered up the gap with a panel of Wenge to match the rabbeted edges. in the end I’m pretty happy the way it turned out. Still deciding on what kind of humidification system to install.

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#1 posted 09-22-2014 02:56 PM

Really nice box Minidrub. I like the colour combination – understated and would look nice in almost any room.
What lid hinges did you use? Did you iron or use a press for the veneer?


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#2 posted 09-22-2014 04:38 PM

Nice looking box. Well done. You might check out for the humidifier choices. Richard has been very helpful on some of my projects. I have found their products to be highly reliable.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 09-22-2014 07:22 PM

thanks! the hinges are brusso and I got a vacuum press specifically for this project. it was a no name brand that I got on sale for $60. It uses the air compressor with a venturi valve system. Considering the price it worked great.
and thanks Rogerbean for the suggestion. Ill look into it.

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