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Project by jayjay posted 03-16-2010 04:27 AM 2215 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there-

I just wanted to share my latest project. This is one of five humidors I’m building for some friends. It’s constructed from Cherry, Walnut, and lined with Spanish Cedar. I used 4/4 and 6/4 lumber which I re-sawed and planed to finish thickness. I wet sanded with three coats of danish oil, one light coat of shellac, and buffed with two coats of paste wax. I chose to make the feet out of copper, which I turned out on a lathe. I felt that the copper contrasted with the cherry and walnut a little better than brass would. The corner edging is inlayed with walnut all around, ant the top is book matched walnut. The folks I’m building these for requested that they not have hinged lids, for whatever reason they prefer pull off tops. That’s less work for me, so I’m good with that….: )All in all it took about 14 hrs to build start to finish.

Any constructive criticism is welcome.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 04:31 AM

Nice! It’s kind of a 50’s retro look to me.

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

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 06:45 AM

Nice job on it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 07:02 AM

jay jay ,

very nice ,
clean ,
elegant .

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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#4 posted 03-16-2010 09:57 AM

Good choice of woods Jay Jay a nice subtle blend of shades & pretty grain, I’m sure they are going to love it

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 11:55 AM

Nice humidors, Cigars for everyone! I have a home built one as well…....

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 12:02 PM

nice humidor

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 01:56 PM

nice job jason

-- -erik & christy-

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 02:28 PM

Really nice. So clean. The metal feet are a great contrasting feature. Well done.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#9 posted 03-16-2010 05:38 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. I appreciate you taking the time to look.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#10 posted 03-17-2010 02:29 AM

Very nice. Good job on this one jayjay.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 10-03-2011 01:03 AM

Imaculate box.
Beautiful finish to.

-- ~ ~

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