|Project by Operaman||posted 01-03-2008 07:30 PM||5107 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
The humidor was made as one rabbetted case piece, with the lid being sawn free after glue-up. I veneered the Spanish Cedar core with Burl Walnut, and then added copper and gold leaf accents over American Vermillion Japan Paint, which were patinated with various chemicals. The patina on the gilded lid, for example, was created using cheesecloth and sulfurated potash, which renders various tones that remind me of the different colors of cigar wrappers. The lid is framed with solid crotch walnut. I then added a seal liner of thin Spanish Cedar (1/8”) inside the box bottom which protrudes just above the lip, and a corresponding liner inside the lid which promotes keeping the cigars at a constant temp. and relative humidity. The dovetailed tray is finally made and added which allows for better air circulation within the box and around the cigars, enhancing the prospects of long-term aging success of these premium smokes. This humidor was made on commission and sold for $2500.00. My client said he couldn’t be happier. Whew!