Humidor 4 of 5

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Project by jayjay posted 03-25-2010 04:22 AM 1985 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi there-

This is the fourth of five humidors I’m building. It’s also cherry and walnut, lined with 1/4” thick spanish cedar. This also has the diamond keyed corner joints like the previous box, but also has the stripe connecting them on top and bottom, just to add a little variation. The feet are simple pieces of walnut that are rounded over. Top of the lid has two stripes of cherry inlay. The interior of this one is a little different. The person I’m building this for requested some art work on the inside of the lid. A friend of mine agreed to do this for us with his CNC laser that he has at home. The picture (which I did not choose) was created in autocad and then transferred to the spanish cedar. The hygrometer and humidifier will be mounted on the left side of the lid, that is why the picture is offset slightly.

Again, thanks for looking.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 04:37 AM

No. 4 is a winner in my book. Great job jayjay.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 04:58 AM

When I first looked at the main photo I thought, He has indents on the corners for part of the design. It wasn’t until I looked at the other pics that I saw they were insets of (walnut?). Nice work and a nice finish. How’s Albuquerque?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 05:04 AM

Another really nice one, Jason!

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

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 01:54 PM

Thanks guys. Jack, the weather here is completely unpredictable lately. One day it’s 70 degrees, the next, there is 2” of snow on the ground, and by the afternoon it’s 70 again. Crazy. Other than that it’s great. I love living in Albuquerque.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 03-25-2010 04:26 PM

Beautiful box! Love the lid, and the inlays. The artwork is nice. CNC laser, very cool toy!!

Great build!


-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 06:48 PM

Wow. This is incredible. Nice work.

-- Jackson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 06:56 PM

Very nice job, to build these where do you get the hydrometers and humidifier from? I want to try my hand at building one of these that’s why i ask. I love the key shapes you put on your boxes this one looks like there is no wood filling in, if you look at the first pic it looks like it’s just cut away. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 08:33 PM

Thanks again!
Bigike, I pick up my humidifiers and hygrometers at a local cigar shop that is close by. But there are several places you can get them online too.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 02:51 PM

Gorgeous wood working there. I am eager to see box number 5! :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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