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Project by chobbs66 posted 02-08-2013 07:59 PM 1783 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


This is a humidor that I recently completed, that was personalized for a co-worker that is retiring from the company after 40+ years of service.

Although I had never made one of these before, there were many resources online that helped me put together the project. I typically am a period furniture type of woodworker, so it is somewhat resembles a miniature period chest, at least to my eye.

Materials: Curly cherry exterior, birds-eye maple inlay, spanish cedar interior lining.
Hardware from White Chapel, Ltd.
Humidifier and Hygrometer from Xikar.
Finish: BLO, shellac, and wax
Dimensions are roughly 19” wide by 10” deep by 9” tall (including feet).

He will be receiving this next week and hopefully will enjoy it enough to fill with cigars.

Would love to hear any comments as I know many of you have a LOT more experience than I do in making humidors and other small boxes.

Thanks for looking! Cal

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 08:28 PM

Amazing great work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 08:34 PM

Wonderful Humidor Cal. The work all looks first rate. It is a very nice leaving gift which will become an heirloom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 11:29 PM

Awesome job Cal!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 05:46 AM

Looks like a darn good job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 06:07 PM

Nicely done I am sure your co-worker will be touched with sentiment and cherish it always.

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 08:00 PM

I know your coworker is gonna love it. Elegant design and the wood is gorgeous. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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