Walnut humidor and desk

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Project by jtmek posted 08-23-2010 01:45 AM 1895 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a couple of Pix of a walnut humidor and desk I made. The humidor is from several years ago and the desk is a year ago. What is unique about the humidor is I didnt use any finish on it. A friend showed me a single cigar tube he made on his lathe and didnt finish it but sanded it to a micro finish, it impressed me so much I decide to do it to this box. I sanded it with a DA down to 180, then went on to use a micro-mesh kit down to 3600grit. At the time I had a job where I could take this to work with me and in my spare time hand polished it for countless hours, I am afraid to admit how long it took me. When done it had a mirror shine, but I must have had thousands of $$ of labor in it. It is sitting on a walnut desk, with a pine and cherry inlay I made out of a plain 2X4 and cherry veneer.


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#1 posted 08-23-2010 01:47 AM

Nice work they both looks super.

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 06:14 AM

cool humidor. I’ve been wanting to make one for sometime now. I’ve made some practice ones, but havent made any start to finish. Great design. Cool desk too – thanks for sharing. Welcome to LJs

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 02:36 PM

wow. Nice job.
I sometimes use these pads for my random orbital that go up to 4000 grit. I don’t think it gets to looking like that though. Also, the grit on the pad changes from 4000 to 6000 in a minute I think.

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 04:06 AM

What classy work! At the moment inlay is out of my league, but you sure tackled it pretty well. You also have more patience than I with all the time finishing that box. Great looking stuff no doubt.

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 01:42 PM

Thanks, On thursday or Friday I will try to post several more pics of existing work.


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