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TungOil

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05-26-2019 11:36 AM

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A co-worker and friend is retiring in a few months and is a big cigar aficionado. He is also a big fly fisherman and always has a few with him when we are fishing. I know nothing about cigars or how to properly store them, but I thought i’d make him a small tube style humidor for fishing trips.

Does anyone have experience with either the Woodriver cigar humidor

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/cigar-tube-kit-chrome

Or the tube humidor offered by Rockler?

https://www.rockler.com/rockler-cigar-humidor-turning-kit

As i said I know nothing about cigars so looking for feedback on both the quality of the finished kits and if they are useful to actually keep cigars properly.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"


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mahdee

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#1 posted 05-26-2019 01:28 PM

A cigar humidor must have the right lining to preserve or improve the flavor of cigar and the best liner for it is Spanish cedar. The ones in woodcraft and Rockler will hold one cigar and does not allow for the cigar to breed. It is okay for a day trip but not for holding cigars for 4-5 days without affecting the cigar taste. If I was going to make a travelling cigar case, I would make it semi-flat like the whisky flasks. Get 2 solid piece of wood that you want as exterior, sandwich a 1-1/2” spanish cedar between them and drill a series of 1” holes at the center. You should end up with a cedar lined cigar carrying box. You can keep the drill holes round so each hold a cigar but it will limit how many he can carry. Make it long enough so you can cut the lid from it. The lid should slide snug over the cedar linnig’s short lip. There are no need for gadgets to show the humidity in the box because your friend already knows how to prepare the liner so the humidity is maintained for several days.
I made this combination cigar humidor (top) liquor/wine table a few years back.

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SMP

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#2 posted 05-26-2019 05:33 PM

That first ome is just a carrying case, 2nd is a sungle serve “humidor”. I’m guessing he already has a true humidor so I would probably make the 1st option and use a really cool wood.

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#3 posted 05-27-2019 02:24 PM



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The ones in woodcraft and Rockler will hold one cigar and does not allow for the cigar to breed.
- mahdee

Heh! Please tell me how I can get my cigars to breed!

Great advice. Probably the top job of a portable humidor is protection from breakage and the elements. It’s not really trying to keep them long term, just safe and reasonably sealed to keep the humidity stable.

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TungOil

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#4 posted 05-27-2019 05:50 PM


The ones in woodcraft and Rockler will hold one cigar and does not allow for the cigar to breed.
- mahdee

Heh! Please tell me how I can get my cigars to breed!

Great advice. Probably the top job of a portable humidor is protection from breakage and the elements. It s not really trying to keep them long term, just safe and reasonably sealed to keep the humidity stable.

- splintergroup


Agreed, I know he has a small humidor that he brings along, this would just be something to carry a cigar for the day on the water.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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