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Project by mdp posted 1774 days ago 2777 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been tough to stay in the shop lately, we are deep into our Fall calving season, and it can be quite demanding! But I have been able to get this Humidor done in the past two weeks. A close friend of my son has developed an interest in cigars and needed a humidor. And before he left for college he asked if I could build it for his buddy. And since I have never developed an ability to say no to my kid, of course I would. (I would have done it anyway because his friend is a good one too!) So in between trips to the pasture, I got started. The Pecan has been sitting around the shop for at least five years waiting for the right project…. It was sawn at 1” and with shrinkage and the way pecan air dries it was going to have to be something that would use wood less than 3/4”s of an inch. Luckily the old brain remembered the wood, (I have forgotten things sometimes) and the work was on. I worked through the design as I went. I used the box joint to build the case and sawed the lid out after it was glued up allowing the grain to be continuous around the box as well as into the lid. The box is lined with Spainish Cedar and the two trays are made of the same. The top panel is floating in the frame made of the sides. As an accent I used Mesquite for the handles. I don’t like to use stain with wood like this because of the wonderful grain and color that the Pecan provides. Polyurethane was used to finish the case.

The young man has been by several times to, as he says, look at the wood. I am anxious to see his reaction tommorrow when I give it to him!

-- Michael





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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 1774 days ago

Gorgeous gift indeed!

-- Bob A in NJ

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littlecope

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#2 posted 1774 days ago

Beautiful Job, Michael. Love that Pecan! Excellent choice, letting it “speak” for itself…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1774 days ago

She’s a beauty!

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

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patron

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#4 posted 1774 days ago

great build ,

great grain follow through .

very well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#5 posted 1774 days ago

Beaiyiful job and beautiful wood.

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

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wooddude

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#6 posted 1774 days ago

That’s a great looking humidor. Your son’s friend should be very happy with it!

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woodsmithshop

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#7 posted 1774 days ago

very very nice humidor, beautiful pecan. really nice job!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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majeagle1

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#8 posted 1774 days ago

Wow, very, very nice humidor!!!
Your wood choice is fantastic and it is beautiful. The box joints look right on and a very nice touch.

Looks like quite a large humidor for someone starting out!!!! Give him lots of room to collect the finest.

Thanks for posting,

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

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jim1953

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#9 posted 1774 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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griff

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#10 posted 1774 days ago

Beautiful wood and a great build Sr.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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John Gray

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#11 posted 1774 days ago

Beautiful wood/job!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Bradford

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#12 posted 1774 days ago

Handsome humidor. He will be proud of it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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mdp

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#13 posted 1772 days ago

Thanks to all for the nice comments!!!

-- Michael

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bigike

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#14 posted 1654 days ago

good job

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

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1296 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and with considerable capacity, as well. I’ve never worked with pecan but I certainly look forward to, having now viewed this piece. A gift that will be treasured for lifetimes, I’m sure.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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