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Project by Nick Graber posted 1643 days ago 1945 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at veneering and doing a French polish. The veneer on the box is the 3rd application of veneer as the first two had to be scraped off due to the book match separating as the veneer dried. I also had issues with applying the finish mainly due to having issues with lack of pore filling before adding the shellac. All and all I think it all came together quite well.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1643 days ago

Very nice humidor. The wood selection and the finish make it look like an antique.

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

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bigike

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#2 posted 1643 days ago

sweeeeeeet, very good job.

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

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Triumph1

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#3 posted 1643 days ago

Extremely beautiful! Great job on this. I am going to have to try veneering one of these days!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Karson

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#4 posted 1643 days ago

Great looking humidor. Nice job.

What did you use to glue the veneer

-- 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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Nick Graber

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#5 posted 1643 days ago

I used Better Bond Cold Press veneer glue from www.veneersupplies.com.

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scrappy

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#6 posted 1643 days ago

Great humidor. I agree with Charlie, The wood selection and finish make it look almost antique.

Great design and build. Nice save from the veneer problems. Turned out great.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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bill1352

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#7 posted 1643 days ago

great looking job. what did you use as the main construction wood?

-- Keep Your Stick On The Ice

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

Great humidor.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Nick Graber

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#9 posted 1643 days ago

The sides are Spanish Cedar and the top is MDF which gives the lid some weight so it gets a good seal when it is closed. The bottom is 1/4” Birch plywood.

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