sappy cherry and maple humidor

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Project by daruco posted 10-27-2010 05:07 AM 3015 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

last one. cherry with bookmatched maple top, splines, and knobs. cherry butterflies for aesthetic flavor, but no real structural purpose or need. danish oil and poly

-- dave : vermont

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#1 posted 10-27-2010 05:49 AM

Very nice workmanship.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 05:50 AM

there’s always a need for aesthetic flavor.
all these humidors are rad. i especially like mounting the gauge on the outside.nice touch.

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 09:20 AM

Beautiful workmanship I really interested in the butterfly inlays, did you use a jig? & would you consider doing a blog with some pictures on the process? I like it ,thanks for sharing

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

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#4 posted 10-27-2010 10:08 AM

Nice humidor would have like to see the inside though. Nice wood choice

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

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#5 posted 10-27-2010 10:48 AM

Some great humidors Dave. I like the butterflies too… nice touch.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#6 posted 10-27-2010 01:58 PM

Very Cool! I agree… The butterflies where a very nice touch… I also like the gauge out side the box. I have never used, owned, etc.. a humidor but i can see that being handy.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 10-27-2010 02:38 PM

Wow…great looking cherry. Well…the whole thing is great but I love the look of that cherry.

How did you afix the lid panel? floating? glued in? room for expansion?

Great job.


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

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#8 posted 10-27-2010 03:05 PM

Thanks for the comments. Trevor: i used a butterfly jig for the first time on this. i found it to be quite frustrating because it was difficult to clamp it to the wood while keeping the clamps out of the way and keeping the template flat. i was using small scraps for the butterflies which didn’t help. i’ve done butterflies before, and done them by hand, which almost seemed easier. but i’m sure after a bit more experience, i’ll get the hang of jig. i agree that it would be cool to see a blog about how to use the jig, but i don’t think i’m the one to do it… at least not yet.

Ken- i gave these to a photographer buddy to take the pictures, and so i’m kinda stuck with what he took, and he didn’t take any of the inside of this one. take a look at the first humidor i posted; there’s a pic of the inside of that one, and they’re all the same. i may add some more (non-professional) pics when I get the chance.

Greg- thanks! i love the look of this cherry, too, and have used it on a number of projects. the sap pockets also makes the wood heavy. i’d say this humidor is at least 50% heavier than the others. the top is rabbited into the sides. i put one drop of glue in the middle of each side where the bookmatch joint is to allow movement at the edges, but to keep the top from sliding around.

-- dave : vermont

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#9 posted 10-27-2010 04:50 PM

sweet looking cherry – looks great

-- -erik & christy-

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#10 posted 10-30-2010 07:04 AM

This is beautiful! I love the top.


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#11 posted 07-19-2013 12:18 AM

can we see pictures from the inside?

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#12 posted 01-19-2016 06:46 PM

Beautiful, beautiful work.

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