Humidor for my boss

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Project by Jim posted 03-21-2016 11:09 PM 1144 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago, my boss offered to give me a lot of reclaimed oak boards he’d been porting around for many years. While in the Army Rangers, he’d salvaged the board from old bunk beds headed to the dump.

He happens to be big into cigars (collector) and was complaining about needing a bigger humidor. So I made this one for him out of the some of the oak. It’s lined with Spanish Cedar and the trays are also of Spanish Cedar. The top is veneered walnut in which I carved out the Army Ranger logo (he was an officer in the Rangers). I used a template and transferred it to the lid, then used a micro-router and hand chisels to carve out the logo. I then filled it with epoxy paint (yellow per the official logo). The finish was 1 coat of GF Seal-a-Cell followed by 5 coats of hand wiped GF Arm-R-Seal gloss. I usually finish off with a coat of semi-gloss, but decided this time to leave it shine.

The humidor’s dimensions are 11×9 x 23 inches.

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 03-22-2016 12:11 PM

Very Nice!!! Crisp and Clean Executed Craftsmanship!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 03-22-2016 05:09 PM

Outstanding humidor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 03-22-2016 07:30 PM

Nice pay back gift. It’s realy noble of him to save such valuable material.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 03-22-2016 09:15 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding humidor.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-22-2016 09:49 PM

Very nice!

What is the metal thingie? I didn’t see a latch in the lip.


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#6 posted 05-17-2016 04:22 PM

I used brass handles and latch from woodcraft

Side Handles:
Pull / Latch:

Very nice!

What is the metal thingie? I didn t see a latch in the lip.


- MadMark

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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