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Project by Operaman posted 2436 days ago 2683 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly Maple, Bubgina edging and key splines

The bottom key spline is deliberately unevenly spaced from the other two to give the case a feeling of vertical action and a somewhat lighter feel.

The name “Anejo Humidor” denotes that this particular humidor (one of several I have made, including a cabinet) holds one of my very favorite cigars: Fuente Anejo Shark, maduro wrapper.

-- Cheers!





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2436 days ago

I like the vertical lines – it does make seem like it is floating.

Beautiful box

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jason Christenson

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#2 posted 2436 days ago

Very nice, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those cigars either!

-- "Impossible is a word found only in the dictionary of fools."

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2436 days ago

VEry nice. I haven’t smelled a cigar for years. I would remind me of my Grandpa.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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David

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#4 posted 2436 days ago

Very nice indeed! I love the wood and you can almost smell the cigars wafting of the page!

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Operaman

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#5 posted 2436 days ago

Thanks for the comments…I thought this was an appropriate home for fairly rare, aged cigars.

-- Cheers!

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2436 days ago

Great work. I won’t be tempted with a cigar though, gave them up 4 years ago.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Rob

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#7 posted 2436 days ago

Beautiful box, nice splines and edging.

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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Blake

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#8 posted 2435 days ago

Very nice. Is it all solid wood or some veneer? Either way it is a piece of art. I like the spline spacing… I wouldn’t have thought to do that.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 2435 days ago

curly maple is awesome material. you made it even better !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2435 days ago

Boxes are deceptive. They look very simple but they actually are technical challenges. You have to get the hardware on right or the lid doesn’t close or sit properly and the little pieces are tough to make.

Your lid sits nicely on the box. The curly maple “pops” beautifully. You really have a lot of pieces for just a little humidor box that technically comes together real nice. This is a very classy project that looks to be well executed.

Fine cigars indicate a level of sophistication and achievement. They should be stored in a humidor that looks this nice.

Here’s my negative comment – 3 photos! Detail shot or something. Great projects deserve 3.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#11 posted 2435 days ago

Scott, what did you use for a finish to make the maple “pop”? I’m getting ready to start some mantle clocks for Christmas presents and the face will be curly maple. I was planning on following the instructions that Marc used over on TheWoodWhisperer site. Thanks in advance for any finishing tips!

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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Karson

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#12 posted 2435 days ago

Great Cigar Box. The wood is superb.

-- 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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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2435 days ago

Absolutely beautiful box. Can you elaborate more on the finish that you used? Did you round over the mitered corners? I am building a box now, using the same maple with purpleheart splines. I’ve been thinking about rounding over the mitered corners but wasn’t sure how it would look – if you rounded yours, it’s a winner!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Operaman

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#14 posted 2435 days ago

yes, I did round over the corners, though they are not mitered; but rather are rabbeted (which in a 70% relative humidity environment gives the box more inherent stability from warping and racking forces). The finish is actually very simple: I used 100% tung oil…one or two coats…allow that to cure fully and then sprayed the outside with precat lacquer (satin from M L Campbell) thinned 4 parts to 1 part lacquer thinner… mabye 10 coats, sanding with 400 grit paper between coats.

-- Cheers!

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 2435 days ago

Beautiful fit and finish. Real craftsmanship!

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

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