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Project by Jerry posted 119 days ago 809 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a humidor for my brother in law for Christmas last year, but quickly realized I needed some experience and education to pull it off.

Little did I know….

After two or three failures, Oh wait, those are ‘feedback” riight? I managed to finish the build.

My thanks to all the lumberjocks who guided me on my journey and helped me to finally succeed.

Here are the specs.

Solid 1/2” Maple with 1/4” box joints, 1/4” Spanish Cedar liner fully stress relieved for the 70% target humidity it will be charged to.

Finish is 4 coats of Marine Spar Varnish Urethane final wet sanded with a 4000 grit Mirka sanding pad.

Inside width is 11.25”, inside depth ( front to back ) is 8.5” – large enough to hold all sizes of cigars up to and including a Double Corona

Second tier rack to allow another row of cigars to be stacked over the bottom row without touching them so the air and moisture can circulate.

Digital hygrometer.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.





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beefererer

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#1 posted 119 days ago

Beautiful! I guess the only improvement I can think of is to fill it with Cohibas!

-- "Don't you hate it when people don't finish what they"

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calisdad

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#2 posted 119 days ago

Very Nice!

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#3 posted 118 days ago

Very nice! The box joints look like a perfect fit.

-- Dan P.

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Jerry

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#4 posted 118 days ago

RE DanielP: They did come out well, but it was hard to achieve with my very rudimentary equipment. I have a very basic shop made 1 key box joint jig, and it was cut on a 1954 Shopsmith. It took me about an hour to get it set up for this, but it was worth the effort.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Robsshop

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#5 posted 118 days ago

Jerry, congrats on finishing Your Humidor,it looks exactly like one I would like to put together for myself! The finished product looks top shelf and I like the size and proportions as well. I can tell that the joinery did infact turn out crisp and clean, nice work! It escapes me as to why I have not yet built a box/humidor in this scale range, but for what ever reason, I haven’t . So once again, I have found some potential inspiration from your work and be fore warned ,I will be most likely picking your brain for the technical aspects of the “humidor ” when I eventually start one of my own!!

Keep on posting my Freind, very nice job !........ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Jerry

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#6 posted 118 days ago

RE Rob:

I would be most honored to provide you with any information you need. I should tell you that I researched humidors for about a month before I attempted this, they are VERY tricky because of the humidity factor. The liner needs room to expand once it reached its target humidity, and there is a measurement for that. The outside box needs to be finished in such a way that it’s impervious to the humidity in the cedar liner, otherwise it will self destruct.

Finally, cigar sizes are a factor in the sizing of the inner dimensions!!

So please do let me give you some insights when you get ready for your build.

Rob, thanks so much for your comments. I am humbled.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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Robsshop

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#7 posted 118 days ago

I had a strong feeling that You had done your homework and I knew that there was more to these humidors than just a pretty facade ! So when the time does come you are my resident expert ! ;-)

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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kiefer

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#8 posted 118 days ago

That looks great Jerry and well made .
You should do a blog on this as many of us need the technical information for a box like this .
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-- Kiefer 松

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Jerry

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#9 posted 118 days ago

RE kiefer: I had no idea… I will do so tomorrow. Thanks for that :-)

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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#10 posted 97 days ago

A very fine humidor Jerry. Nice build. Nice box joints. Nice wood grain going on in that Maple

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jerry

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#11 posted 97 days ago

Thank YOU Roger :-). I do appreciate.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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