Scrap Humidor

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Project by zlatanv posted 10-11-2011 04:49 AM 2696 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purple heart humidor, lined with spanish cedar. Used maple flooring scraps and purple heart pallet cauls for the top and case, inlayed some ebony to outline the top. Center divider is snug fit to be adjustable. Top monogram inlay was cut on a laser engraver, love how precise that thing is. Only wood I bought was a piece of spanish cedar. Wish I would have had a wide enough piece for the monogram, not crazy about the line in the center. The purple heart has some curl to it, but each time i ran it through the drum sander a dark spot started to come up more and more. Brass hinges were a pain to put in, first time I used them, may be the last, the deep mortise was tough, anyone have any easy tips? Finished with lacquer, used glossy, it seemed to bring out the curl more but I think I need to try some grain filler to use glossy. Made it for a friends birth day, I think he will like it.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 05:45 AM

nice job, love purple heart

-- Ben L

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 06:02 AM

Very nice, well done.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 10:24 AM

Great job! You nailed it on this looks real good. I have some cubans in mine right now.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 02:22 PM

Very beautiful, Clean & Crisp!!! The W looks perfect.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-11-2011 03:13 PM

Wow> ;you know dubya?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 10-11-2011 04:00 PM

Nice, clean look. Very well done

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#7 posted 10-11-2011 04:32 PM

Looks great, your friend will enjoy it.

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#8 posted 10-11-2011 05:03 PM

I’m sure he will like it, lots to like here, many features and done very well, nice wood combo, lazer sounds cool, nice work, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 12:43 AM

This is a very awesome wood combo in this humidor. Very beautiful. Super nice inlay on the lid. Lotsa other gr8 details and design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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