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Project by Wingstress posted 05-15-2009 04:47 AM 1876 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a humidor. I followed plans from fine woodworking magazine. It is solid mahogany with walnut edge banding. The interior liner is Spanish cedar. I finished it with 5 coats of tung oil finish the polished with the Beal tool company polishing wheels.

Like my last post, I donated this to a charity auction for my kids’ school. Again, I’ve never sold anything, so I just said to try and get 100 bucks for it. Hopefully it will be a good auction.

Comments welcome…
Thanks

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 04:50 AM

Outstanding job! Great wood combination and beautiful construction.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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SheriDi

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 06:05 AM

Very nice work, sure to bring lots of money to a good cause!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 06:08 AM

Good work good cause.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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childress

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 07:08 AM

beautiful!

-- Childress Woodworks

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majeagle1

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 07:57 AM

Another Wow and very, very nice…......... nothing but quality here!!!
Love the classic design and workmanship.

What are the dimensions?

Thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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degoose

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 09:12 AM

And I say ‘At least A hundred’

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Maxx

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 02:53 PM

That’s really beautiful. If I still smoked cigars, I might bid on it! Nicely done.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 06:05 PM

I applaud your generosity. Beautiful work!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Sawtooth

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 07:56 PM

Looks great, and for a good cause too.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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jpw1995

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 08:07 PM

How difficult was it to install those hinges? I’ve never tried, but I hear they’re a pain. The humidor looks great, by the way.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Wingstress

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#11 posted 05-16-2009 04:04 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments!
mageagle1 – the dimensions are about 12 long X 7 wide X 5.5 high
JP – those hinges are actually a lot easier to install than quad hinges. A router table with a positive stop makes quick work of it, but you definitely need a test cut on some scrape wood before you cut the box you’ve been working on so long…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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bigike

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#12 posted 03-07-2010 07:10 AM

very nice humidor

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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