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Project by RajinCajun posted 09-26-2015 08:35 PM 971 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project request, this time for my son-in-law. I had some Spalted Maple sitting around just waiting to be put to use. Turned out to be quite a challenge because I kept getting too many spongy pieces. But it eventually came together very nicely.
Black Walnut and Spalted Maple.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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#1 posted 09-26-2015 11:18 PM

Nicely done.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 09-26-2015 11:51 PM

Good work, partly because I can appreciate what you have gone through maybe, more because you tried.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 11:37 AM

This is very nice job.Bravo

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 12:46 PM

How did you deal with the spongy pieces?

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 02:03 PM

Travis: I cut around it. I probably had 70% waste to get solid pieces of the correct size.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 05:29 PM

Very Nice. I’ve done a few humidors and would like to see how you constructed your trays. mine tend to be a little bulky for the smaller humidors I’ve made. Excellent details!

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#7 posted 09-27-2015 08:19 PM

Thank you for your kind words. I posted two more pictures to try to give a better you of the trays. Since I don’t own the humidor anymore I can’t take more pictures. I planed the wood for the trays down to 5/16”. It is a balance between strong/bulky vs light/flimsy. I did actually cut a rabet on the bottom for the slats to make it strong and square.

-- Its a HOBBY...I already have a job.

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 09:19 PM

That is a beautiful piece and will make a great gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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