Mahogany & Walnut Trimmed Cigar Humidor

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Project by Dave Haynes posted 02-20-2015 05:09 PM 3093 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last fall my son was going to have a birthday and I needed a project to make him for that occasion. He fancies a good stogie every once in a while so I though making him a nice humidor would be a perfect gift for him. This project is the result.

Again, I won’t boor your with the details here but as always, you can read about and view the complete build process on my website here if you’re interested.

I had a ton of fun doing this and welcome any or all comments whether negative or positive.


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#1 posted 02-20-2015 05:15 PM

Very nice gift, excellent craftsmanship on this, beautiful inlay.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 02-20-2015 05:40 PM

Looks really awesome! I’ve wanted to try those hinges, but they look a little intimidating. How hard were they to install?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, [email protected] Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 06:53 PM

Great job. Nice choice of wood and great craftsmanship.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 09:57 PM

These quadrant hinges are not terribly difficult to do if you are careful with drilling the mortises. What makes it nerve wracking (at least for me) is that the mortises are so close to the back edges and you can chip out the backs of both the lid or the box. However, the hinge flanges cover almost all of the mortises so slight flaws won’t hardly show. I was intimidated too “shopmania” when I first attempted it but didn’t end up with a throw away project (-;


-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 10:23 PM

Beautiful humidor. Love the inlay the trim and the finish. He will love it. Nice craftsmanship.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 02-20-2015 11:56 PM

Awesome job! Bet he is happy with that! ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 02-21-2015 01:14 AM

Beautiful humidor! I like the inlay, the wood species, and the general look of it. Now all it needs are a few hand-wrapped Havanas, and he’s all set!

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

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#8 posted 02-21-2015 01:24 AM

Nice one. Dave!

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

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#9 posted 02-21-2015 05:26 AM

Very nice Dave…....It is almost invisible but that is a cool rim on the lid, and an overall really nice appearance….. ;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#10 posted 02-23-2015 01:33 AM

Another beautiful project Dave, very nice.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 03-08-2015 04:31 PM

Beautiful. I love the walnut.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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