Quilted maple humidor

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Project by davegalesr posted 02-11-2011 11:00 AM 2523 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used this humidor for a while and eventually sold it to a friend and made a bigger one. The inside is lined with Spanish Cedar and the edges are coped for a tight seal. I sure wish some of those big leaf maples grew around me – I love that quilted maple but the lumber yards are real proud of it.

-- Dave Gale, Grover, NC

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 02:08 PM

Quilted maple is too expensive for my blood! I’d love to have a few quilted maple logs. If I win the lottery, I’ll make a road trip and buy some logs, then swing down to the South and buy some mesquite logs, then head home and post a “Wood Gloat!” LOL I don’t have any quilted maple of my own, but I’ve got a 35” long piece that’s 3” thick, 3” on the narrow end and 8” on the big end. Yep, it’s a gunstock blank and I can’t even imagine how pretty it will be when I carve it for the customer who had it shipped to me.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 02-11-2011 02:27 PM

It’s a beautiful humidor. I love the wood and you’ve done a great job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 08:34 PM

I just bought curly maple and Spanish cedar to make a humidor for my friend. Nice job on this one, post a pic of the bigger one you made

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 02:01 AM

When I buy wood that nice, I have to make something to sell and hope I have some left for a personal project. I recently saw some offered for $18-24 a BF. Very pretty stuff! I once made a box out of some that I uncovered in my shop from 20 years ago. I’m sure it was a lot cheaper then! I had forgotten I had it.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 02-13-2011 01:55 AM

That’s a beautiful project Dave one of my favourite woods & you sure didn’t waste it
Nice job

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

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