Travel Humidors

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Project by IndianaJohn posted 02-05-2013 02:49 AM 2675 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So if you smoke cigars, you know you there is no faster way to ruin a one than to put it in your pocket and crack it. All the travel humidors I could find hold multiple cigars, but I wanted a way to transport just a single stick. So I came up with this little design. I’m still tweaking it. It’s not a “humidor” in the true sense in that it’s not airtight; it’s more like a rigid container to make sure the cigar doesn’t get crushed. You can’t keep cigars in them for the long haul or they will dry out, but a day should be fine.

Anyway, the lids are angled so they can only open one way. The lid on the walnut one is cut at 45 degrees, which I think is too steep. It gets in the way. The maple one is cut at 15 degrees, which I think works better. In the lid there are two rare earth magnets so the lids snaps shut and stays closed. To open, just push the lid sideways and it pivots out. The bottoms and the sides are box joints.

The lighter one is spalted maple from my firewood pile (I’ve been finding some good stuff there recently). The darker one is walnut. The top of the walnut is from a crotch, but it doesn’t really show up well in these pictures. The boxes are finished with linseed oil.

I made three more in different woods. I’ll post those when I get a chance. I made sketchup plans for these if anyone is interested in trying yourself.

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#1 posted 02-05-2013 03:26 AM

Nicely done. I am working on some boxes that have a similar design, just different purpose. It’s surprising how something as simple as the angle of the cut can change the whole feel and workings of the lid.


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#2 posted 02-05-2013 11:19 AM

Cool job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 06:58 PM

I enjoy a cigar from tim eto time…and I “wood” love to see the sketchup plans

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thank you

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