Celtic Knot Humidor

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 06-15-2018 10:04 AM 1291 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Humidor.

The sides are curly cherry, the grain wraps around, and is held together with maple dovetail splines. (the splines all look like the second from the top) the camera angle distorts how they look for the others.

The top is a Celtic knot of bloodwood, ash, and walnut. That is a veneer about an 1/8” thick glued on Baltic birtch ply.

I lined the box with Spanish cedar. The hardware is solid brass from Brusso.

After talking with LJ duarco I decided not the finish the inside of the box before adding the Spanish cedar. Its been working for him for years. Thanks Dave.

I used the Incra 5000 sled for the celtic knot angles. Took a while to set that up, but now perfect!

I have now been asked to make at least two more.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 06-15-2018 11:44 AM

Looks great Petey! The dovetail splines are a fantastic touch. Love the veneered top, too.

-- dave : vermont

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#2 posted 06-15-2018 12:14 PM

Beautiful inlayed knot! Corners are very cute too. So precise job.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-15-2018 01:40 PM

VERY nice job. Great inlay.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#4 posted 06-15-2018 02:06 PM

Great Project. Nice results.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 06-15-2018 02:37 PM

This is a wonderful Celtic humidor. This is a real eye catcher and it displays a lot of nice details and fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 06-15-2018 05:20 PM

Nice work and design elements. Looks like a lot of care used!

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#7 posted 06-15-2018 05:46 PM

An incredible Celtic knot, which by default made this box look like a winner, nice work.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 06-15-2018 07:10 PM

Thank you all for the nice complements! I have two requests to build similar humidors. I think I will price it at cost, + shipping + something for me.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 06-16-2018 01:53 AM

Thank you all for the nice complements! I have two requests to build similar humidors. I think I will price it at cost, + shipping + something for me.

- Peteybadboy

Make the something for me part be substantial. Because it will be well earned.

Excellent work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 06-16-2018 01:36 PM

Outstanding job! You nailed the Celtic knots… wish I could.

-- Brian in Texas

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#11 posted 06-16-2018 06:05 PM

Great job! Wow!

-- Chris

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#12 posted 06-17-2018 05:00 AM

Really nice job! I love the Celtic Knot.

-- Bob - Berkshire, NY

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