|Project by Bertha||posted 01-12-2011 07:28 PM||2538 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I built this humidor for a smoke-bellowing friend of mine, Dr. S.
Time contraints forced me to resort to power tools but I did all the surfacing with antique hand planes. I started with rough walnut stock that I brought down with the 40, 7, 6, 5, 4, and 80. I jointed the edges with a jig & straight bit after having a piece escape my grip at the power jointer. Dovetails were strictly by machine only, not a saw touched them (sigh). I scored some abnormally figured Spanish cedar that I used on the interior. The inner lid was fitted with figured mahogany, strictly for dress. I assembled the box before ripping the lid (a harrowing experience) to preserve the front grain pattern. This hefty box seasons cigars well, despite its smallish humidifier. Of course, they’re probably still fresh from the cigar store by the time Dr. S. makes butts of them.
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog