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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 2566 days ago 1968 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a humidor project I made to reward a gentleman who has been a patron for some of my design work in graphics over the years. It utilizes varnished unstained cherry (P&L No. 38 Alkyd varnish thinned 1:1 with MS) and features a lipped spanish cedar lining that fully engages a recess in the lid. makes a nice “woosh” of closure when the lid comes down. There is a Non-Pareil Humidifer on the inside lid surface (Beall Tool). Lift tab (ala Doug Stowe-a major source of inspiration) is made from a hoarded hunk of QS Morado. Ah, nothing beats the incense generated by carbide heated rosewood!

Top and bottom are captured in slots. Hinges are Brusso radiused exterior surface hinges mortised into the back of the box. Really must like this guy to use Brusso cabinet jewelry.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#1 posted 2566 days ago

Very nice. I guess it is normal for cigars to be stored in cedar… never knew that but saw another done the same way…

I like the dovetails.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#2 posted 2566 days ago

Nice one. I love boxes and Mr. Stowe as well. This humidor is great. Nice job!



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Bill Cowan

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#3 posted 2566 days ago

Great box. Where’s the cigars? :-)

I’m headed to Miami soon, and Ill have to pick some up for a box I finished. Post later tonight.

The color of the box looks nice too.

-- ICN, Bill, (

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#4 posted 2566 days ago

Great stuff Douglas.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 2566 days ago

Nice work, Douglas. I am a lover of small boxes – I really like this one.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2564 days ago

Great Box Douglas

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 2067 days ago

In terms of olfactory delight, the only thing that comes close to the aroma of sawn wood is enjoying, say, a Davidoff, or Auturo Fuente, or…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#8 posted 2067 days ago

I missed this one Douglas. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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