|Project by Ed Pirnik||posted 07-05-2011 10:14 PM||2843 views||10 times favorited||15 comments|
At long last – I’ve finally completed a new humidor. It’s been tough, what with being a new father – doesn’t leave much time for woodworking (not that I’m complaining).
Anyhow, this one features sapele veneer with wenge edge banding. For the interior divider, I opted to use leather pads on the end grain (see photo) as opposed to the standard green felt that lots of craftsmen use. I gave the leather a nice coat of mink oil and allowed it to cure for a couple of weeks, in order to preserve the leather in the humid environment of the box’s interior.
Much like my previous humidor, this one’s got solid brass side-rail hinges and is of course lined with Spanish cedar – more of the stock I brought home from Cuba a while back (the cedar).
-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer