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My first Humidor

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Project by recycle1943 posted 05-05-2021 02:17 PM 542 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a humidor and fortunately with help from this wonderful site I managed to get it done.
Picture #1 shows it in it’s new home beside it’s predesessor.
Pictures #2 is the inside. He didn’t want trays (yet) but just a pressure fit divider
Picture #3 is a close up of the front void with the plain cedar in place inside. In a moment of total stupidity I put a stain on that same piece of cedar and then realized that the odor would never completely go away and render the humidor just a box.
Picture #4 shows the fix – I used a furniture wax stick and melted and covered just the portion that would show thru the void.
Picture #5 is the hinge ( another first for me ) getting fitted
Picture #6 is the back of the humidor showing the hinge and my signature dowel pins.
Looking at picture #1 again you can see the trim in curly Koa as well as the Koa handle.
Client was pleased and has ordered a second humidor using this walnut

Wish me luck
and
Thanks for looking and especially thanks for the help and info to get this project done.
as always – comments and hints are more than welcome

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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HokieKen

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#1 posted 05-05-2021 02:21 PM

Fantastic Dick! The void in the front looks great and gives the piece a whole new dimension. The doweled joints are well chosen and look just right :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 05-05-2021 02:39 PM

Very nice. I just ordered some Spanish cedar and a hydrometer to build one. Now if I only knew someone that smoked!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 05-05-2021 02:44 PM



Fantastic Dick! The void in the front looks great and gives the piece a whole new dimension. The doweled joints are well chosen and look just right :-)

- HokieKen


Thanks Kenny – sometimes I prefer dowels I would like to have had the void more centered but the ruler wouldn’t allow it


Very nice. I just ordered some Spanish cedar and a hydrometer to build one. Now if I only knew someone that smoked!

- Madmark2

Thanks, Once you find him/her you’ll probably make more humidors

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 05-05-2021 02:52 PM

It’ a wild looking humidor Dick with the void in front. I have natural hickory cabinets that look the same and we love them. Nice work on setting the hinge too. Good to hear the client wants another one, you may even get more orders in the future.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 05-05-2021 03:01 PM

Nice work pushing past the typical featureless flat sided box 8^)
“Distressed” wood can be a wonderful thing!

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 05-05-2021 03:13 PM

i knew you could do it with a push it looks fantastic GREAT JOB :<))) I bet he loved it

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 05-05-2021 05:08 PM



It a wild looking humidor Dick with the void in front. I have natural hickory cabinets that look the same and we love them. Nice work on setting the hinge too. Good to hear the client wants another one, you may even get more orders in the future.

- doubleDD


Thanks Dave
The client jumped all over that plank when he saw it in the shop. It was unfortunate that it wasn’t wide enough to do what he wanted but I found another piece with some character and laminated – came out OK


Nice work pushing past the typical featureless flat sided box 8^)
“Distressed” wood can be a wonderful thing!

- splintergroup

Absolutely correct – I can’t seem to make distressed pieces of anything quick enough to satisfy the market.


i knew you could do it with a push it looks fantastic GREAT JOB :<))) I bet he loved it

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks Tony – yes he did love it as did his friend, thus another one in the works.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 05-05-2021 05:34 PM

Nice humidor, Dick. do you buy the Cuban cigars??

Cheers, Jim

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

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 05-05-2021 05:46 PM



Nice humidor, Dick. do you buy the Cuban cigars??

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim, no, I don’t smoke but the client does have some Cuban

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Oldtool

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#10 posted 05-05-2021 07:09 PM

Beautiful work Dick, amazing features, very unique and a treasure for the owner. Glad this board served you as intended.

-- "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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recycle1943

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#11 posted 05-05-2021 07:45 PM



Beautiful work Dick, amazing features, very unique and a treasure for the owner. Glad this board served you as intended.

- Oldtool

Thanks for looking – the owner is evidently happy, he’s showing it off on his cigar site

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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therealSteveN

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#12 posted 05-05-2021 07:49 PM

Embrace those imperfections, and you sure did, I love that front, all gappy toothed and real. Excellent build Dick, and congrats on that, and your firsts. Total winner.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 05-05-2021 09:37 PM



Embrace those imperfections, and you sure did, I love that front, all gappy toothed and real. Excellent build Dick, and congrats on that, and your firsts. Total winner.

- therealSteveN

Thanks, I enjoy making the unattractive scrap look appealing (to some )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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crowie

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#14 posted 05-05-2021 10:18 PM

That beautiful box could have a hundred different uses, but the best of it is the way you saved the timber look Dick!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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AJ1104

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#15 posted 05-06-2021 12:45 AM

Great job. This is a nice looking humidor.

-- AJ

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