|Project by Bertha||posted 01-11-2011 09:17 PM||2824 views||6 times favorited||26 comments|
Finally, I got into Lumberjocks! I’ve been looking for a place to share my projects and the wait was worth it. I’ll share one of my favorites:
My handtool-heavy purple heart humidorConstruction photos found at : http://www.berthacombat.com/new_page_1.htm
I have a small modest shop, once located in Tennessee, now in West Virginia. I’ve got the typical assemblage of power tools but what speaks to me is rehabbed antiques, handwork, and joinery. I’m sharing my purpleheart humidor that was constructed largely by hand. I’ll admit to using a drill press for the gauge holes (try to find an auger bit that size!) but most everything else was done by hand, usually with antique Stanleys.
The humidor is as it was when I built it three years ago now. The passive humidifier has been updated to a more modern electric variety (ironic, I know). Even before the upgrade, I’m proud to say that it held cigars at 71%RH (my preference) with minimal attention.
I’ve got many current projects that I’m anxious to bounce against the patrons here.
I welcome any comments/suggestions/criticisms and thanks for looking!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog