Calling on the humidor experts:
My best friend (since the 2nd grade) likes cigars. I always thought that building a humidor for him would be the perfect project. Unfortunately he already has a very nice, large humidor that his girlfriend gave him as a gift.
He lives in Georgia but moves around quite a bit because he is in the army. He also travels several times a year to visit me, his family, friends at other posts, etc. He is in town now (California) for the holidays and yesterday I heard him mention that he would have brought some cigars with him to California but he didn’t want them to get ruined on the way. So he went and bought a few at a cigar shop.
That gave me a great idea: I will make him a travel humidor.
So, I don’t know anything about making a humidor and I need some advice.
I’m thinking: small box, locking, soft rounded edges, cedar lined, small hydrometer, nice hardware, it’ll hold about a half-dozen cigars…???
What else do I need to know?
How are they traditionally made?
What is it that keeps the conditions right for the cigars?
Where can I get high quality humidor interments?
What woods are they usually made out of?
Have you ever seen or heard of a travel humidor?
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