Humidor, Any suggestions?

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 02-25-2010 03:09 AM 2155 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here is my humidor for my brother so far. The sides are oak. I made a convex cut in them with a table saw – first time ever doing it. turned out pretty good. The top and bottom are a hard maple. I got them from my neighbor who had some of his maple trees cut down and milled. I planed it down to 3/4 and cut it to size….


I’m wondering what you guys would do with the maple (top an bottom) Should I just chamfer them? Or leave as is? or plane them down thinner?? I know ultimately it is my choice – but I’m drawing blanks. Any suggestions would be awesome!! Thanks guys!!

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 04:33 AM

The top and bottom do look a bit thick, but that also is a sign of quality. It may depend on the hinges you decide on. It’s a very beefy, masculine look, which fits the project. I would be tempted to do some kind of carving/engraving on the top to really make it pop. Nice job on the cove molding.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 06:08 AM

the top and bottom are nice and solid and with the cove adds a roman column look the top and bottom should stay square “just sand to soften them” and maby just add a little something to the top with blind hinges “some kinda burning or carving”
could use that fancy router table to dato the top for some accent stripes down one side like a 69 dodge dart
nice box though
were you going to try to use that end grain cedar again for the bottom ?

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 04:46 PM

I would thin the top and bottom a bit. They seem out of proportion. Whether you then chamfer, or somehow profile the edges, is kind of a personal preference, but I probably would play around with it on some scrap and see what looks nice next to the cove sides.

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