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This humidor was made to look like a Chester County, PA Bible box. The lining is Spanish Cedar. The finicky part is getting an airtight seal so the lid closes with just a gentle rush of air.
-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8
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#1 posted 05-26-2014 11:35 PM
Gorgeous piece. Very nice work indeed. Roger
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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#2 posted 05-27-2014 12:12 AM
Like Roger said.. +2
-- Jeff NJ
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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:25 AM
Very nice. I have been working one of my own, although it is definitely not this ornate. What kind of finish did you use?
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#4 posted 05-27-2014 02:30 AM
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington
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#5 posted 05-27-2014 04:35 AM
Very well done. The inlay really sets it off nicely.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/
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#6 posted 05-27-2014 05:17 AM
I love it. This one has it all: beautiful figured wood, inlay, dovetails, and fancy feet, and mouldings. You must be proud.
-- Ben in Va
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#7 posted 05-27-2014 11:45 AM
Wow very nice Humidor, beautiful inlay work and joinery…you have done an amazing job with this one. Thanks for sharing.
-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....
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#8 posted 05-27-2014 11:52 AM
Every detail is very nice. Well done.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.
#9 posted 05-30-2014 01:16 PM
Thank you to all for the kind comments.
Re. the finish, I did not colour the wood, but just used Zinser shellac right from the can (Lowes). I love this stuff. I thin the first coat some. Fine tune the shade (clear to deep orange) using either “clear” or “amber”. I start with clear and see how I like the colour. If I want some patina I add amber coats. Build coats according to how much more reddening you want with either ‘clear’ or ‘amber’ Zinser.
Note: some of the photos are pre-finished. The wood is pretty white in those photos.
Scott R. Turner
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#10 posted 05-30-2014 08:48 PM
Gorgeous work. The details make it special.
I like how after doing dovetails, inlay, mouldings and line & berry, you say that “fitting the top is the finicky part”!
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#11 posted 05-31-2014 12:44 PM
-- rob, ont,canada
#12 posted 05-31-2014 07:36 PM
”.....I like how after doing dovetails, inlay, mouldings and line & berry, you say that “fitting the top is the finicky part”!......
Hah, yeah I guess that does come across as strange. Reality is that the inlay is really not too hard. And my dovetails are never very perfect. Just don’t look too close :)
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#13 posted 04-17-2015 04:53 PM
-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook
#14 posted 04-18-2015 12:17 AM
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