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Project by recycle1943 posted 05-15-2021 06:52 PM 694 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple weeks ago I asked fopr help on how to stabilize a walnut plank. I got many good suggestions and all the info I could use. https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/314534
I did not use the MinWax wood hardener but instead I mixed several small batches of resin and poured/dripped in the offensive areas. Just to be sure I got all of the voids, I dribbled resin on both sides of the board in areas I thought would be a problem. I let it all set ( didn’t take pictures ) for a couple days and planed it to the thickness I wanted to work with which was 3/4”.
I then cut my sides and front/back not so much as to create a continuous grain pattern but to make a pattern for each surface. I didn’t feel that a continuous grain would not have been as pleasing nor mechanically strong.
At any rate, I did complete the Humidor and I think it ended up OK.
The inside is Spanish cedar that I left 1/4” higher than the bottom sides and the top is trimmed inside with cedar as well and leaving a 1/4” gap between the inserts. I am told that a perfect fit is to close the lid on a dollar bill and it should pull out with a snug fit and I accomplished that without any adjustment.
In picture you can see the darker areas of resin around the punky swirl
I just had to include picture 6 showing one of the miters, I got pretty lucky with all 4 miters considering the stock was 7” wide. Thank you Wixey !
I trimmed the top with curly Koa and the bottom with Butternut and made a Koa handle centered on the top.

Thanks for looking and again , THANKS for the help in getting this beautiful plank stabilized and usable.

I always look forward to your comments

a couple pics of the interior and one side

-- 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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#1 posted 05-15-2021 07:14 PM

Beautiful!!!
Great work Dick.

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#2 posted 05-15-2021 07:49 PM

Very nice.

I found digital hygrometers for cheap at Walmart.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 05-15-2021 07:55 PM



Beautiful!!!
Great work Dick.

- MrWolfe

Thank You Sir, getting the plank to work out was fun

-- 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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recycle1943

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#4 posted 05-15-2021 07:58 PM



Very nice.

I found digital hygrometers for cheap at Walmart.

- Madmark2

Thanks -
This was a commission build and the client will supply everything he needs to protect his Cubans

-- 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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#5 posted 05-15-2021 09:05 PM

came out real nice dick im sure he’s gonna be happy with that.even though that board took a lot of work the worst wood usually makes the most beautiful results,as this project proves.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 05-15-2021 09:21 PM

Came out looking great, Dick! A challenging board, but well worth the effort.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 05-15-2021 09:21 PM

That whorl is awesome, glad you were able to beat the punk out of it. Nice box Dick.

-- Think safe, be safe

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 05-15-2021 09:37 PM

GREAT! I just love Claro Walnut! Very COOL!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 05-15-2021 10:56 PM

That’s one beautiful piece of figured walnut Dick and you’ve certainly done it justice.

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

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#10 posted 05-15-2021 11:04 PM

Another wonderful example of why you can never go wrong with walnut. It always looks wonderful. Possibly my favorite wood to work with.

Dick the grain match on you humidor is first class. It’s a wonderful view from any angle.

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#11 posted 05-15-2021 11:09 PM

Very classy, Dick. Nice work on it…............Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 05-15-2021 11:17 PM

Awesome looking build! Great to hear a good ending to anyone trying to save some gnarly wood.

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 05-15-2021 11:21 PM



came out real nice dick im sure he s gonna be happy with that.even though that board took a lot of work the worst wood usually makes the most beautiful results,as this project proves.

- pottz

Thanks Pottz – I’m happy with the way it came out


Came out looking great, Dick! A challenging board, but well worth the effort.

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks Dave, I spent nearly as much time getting the board ready to use as I did making making the boz


That whorl is awesome, glad you were able to beat the punk out of it. Nice box Dick.

- therealSteveN

Thanks, yeah it took some planning to get that swirl close to center without loosing rthe whole board


GREAT! I just love Claro Walnut! Very COOL!

- HorizontalMike

Thanks Mike – not sure it’s claro, I got it out of a shed 10m years ago here in Ohio


That’s one beautiful piece of figured walnut Dick and you’ve certainly done it justice.

- crowie

Yes it did turn out nice – Thanks crowie


Another wonderful example of why you can never go wrong with walnut. It always looks wonderful. Possibly my favorite wood to work with.

Dick the grain match on you humidor is first class. It s a wonderful view from any angle.

- BurlyBob

Thanks Bob – walnut is one of my favorites as well.


Very classy, Dick. Nice work on it…............Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim, now if just had some of your machineing skills – - -

-- 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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recycle1943

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#14 posted 05-15-2021 11:24 PM



Awesome looking build! Great to hear a good ending to anyone trying to save some gnarly wood.

- splintergroup

This may not have worked if I had to show both sides of the plank – there’s a couple near uglies on the inside that I got filled with resin then covered with the Spanish Cedar
and Thanks

-- 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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#15 posted 05-16-2021 12:17 AM

Super work, Dick. An extra “super” for the quad hinges, and an extra extra “super” for the contrasting plugs.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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