|Project by mkrok||posted 10-27-2010 10:39 PM||1557 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my father in law’s 80th birthday present. Big Al is a cigar affecionato, he just bought the family a vacation home in Virginia nad I though this would look nice in the new county digs.
This was a very challenging project for me; it had to be perfect. The case is made from recycled white oak taken from an old set of table I made about 10 years ago. I ruined one of the table tops when I was making them and held on to the mistake for years. It served well as a couple of shelves and then gathered dust in my shop.
The case is 5/8” white oak, lined inside with 3/8” spanish cedar. The top was inspied by Woodsmith issue 190. I used the quilt top star pattern in their online extras. Had to mess with the dimesions by cutting a thousand little squares from 1/4” plywood until I got the right fit. Made a shooting board to trim the edges just right; its made from Eastern black Walunt from my prized stash and yellow birch recycled from an old bookcase I build about 8 years ago.
Walnut dovetail keys reinforce the miters all around. I used SOSS siderail hinges and finished it off with 2 coats boiled linseed oil, 9 coats high gloss spray laquer, and finishing wax.
The inside has a hydrometer and humidifier set inside a spanish cedar frame under the lid. I also inlayed 2 1930 pennies to represent his birthyear under the lid.
Thanks for looking.
-- Michael, South Florida, http://www.MallardSolutions.com