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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





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Very nice.

I found digital hygrometers for cheap at Walmart.

 

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Beautiful!!!
Great work Dick.

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

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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
 

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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.
 

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

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

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GREAT! I just love Claro Walnut! Very COOL!
 

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

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

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

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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 - - -
 

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

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

- wildwoodbybrianjohns
Thanks Brian - I prefer plugs versus splines when I can use them
 

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Nice work. That front is gorgeous. Good choice to save it with some resin.
 

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I think the walnut plank was just waiting for the right project and this was it. I especially like the round lid "handle" and the koa trim. With all of the dark wood on the outside, the light wood interior really provides a nice contrast. One of these days, I want to try something with those kind of hinges.
 

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Fantastic work here Dick, the attention to detail in construction and finishing is superb. I especially like the contrasting wood pegs, they look super.
Congratulations on the daily top 3.
 

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Great job Dick. I would be proud to keep my stogies in there. My eyes get attracted to the centered knot in front.
Well done.
 
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