Smoke em if you got em~Rosewood Cigar Humidor

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Project by fineamerican posted 06-10-2010 04:08 PM 2395 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Rosewood Cigar Humidor was a custom commission for a gentleman from Australia. The Rosewood is veneer that I applied directly over the Spanish Cedar using a water proof glue. The edges are protected by 1/4×1/4 strings of Burmese Blackwood. The inlay at the bottom was also at the direction of my client in Ebony, and Karelian Birch. The next pic simply shows the divider, along with humidifier, and hygrometer prior to installation. The final is one the truly sets this out as custom with a engraving listing my client. The last photo shows that the Child Labor laws never stuck in South Carolina.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 05:05 PM

Beautiful humidor with a great wood combo. The engraving is a nice personal touch. I know it will be well received. Nicely done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 05:23 PM

Very nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 06-10-2010 05:36 PM

Beautiful box, very good looking and well done, precise joinery, and great looking hardware installation (interested in where to get them), a real professional looking piece, your client will be beside himself when he gets it. Your engraving, I am assuming was done with a CNC machine, looks great, can you share what kind of machine you use, I would really love to get one of them, great job. Keep working and sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 06-10-2010 05:51 PM

Great work! Now I am real depressed, this young lady is a better wood worker than most of us! :>)

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

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 05:55 PM

Thanks everyone,
Mic the engraving was completed by a jeweler out in So. Cal. I found his services on etsy here is the address to his etsy shop page

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 05:59 PM

Gouvernement tell you that you can’t put kids to work. How are they supposed to lean? By going to school…

Nice humidor.

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

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#7 posted 06-10-2010 06:00 PM

Nice work John a great job with great wood

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-10-2010 06:20 PM

Really nice box, and beautiful wood choices. I am planning on starting on a few humidors myself, although, admittedly as a rookie the quadrant hinges have me a bit intimidated. I think I will use Woodcraft’s hinges without the friction rod.

Going on the assumption that you do these professionally I do have to ask, why have you elected to leave the humidifier and hygrometer unmounted? I assume it is so the customer might place it where he chooses. Also, do you prefer to use the sponge, or gel type humidifiers? It appears to be a gel insert to me. I just want to get these right when I build them.

-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.

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#9 posted 06-10-2010 08:52 PM

Very skukum looking. Wonderful choice of wood and the plaque is really an attractive addition as well.


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#10 posted 06-11-2010 01:58 AM

Wonderful cigar box

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 06-11-2010 03:45 AM


I can smell it from here. ;)

Great wood combination, for sure.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 02-02-2012 01:53 AM

Wonderful cigar box…........

-- by enzo61

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