EOD humidor from european walnut

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 08-11-2011 09:24 PM 1871 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one I finished a while back but neglected to get pictures. The guy I made it for brought it in to show an example of my humidors for the charity auction we were holding, so I snapped a few pictures. I originally made the case from Black Walnut, but I made a few mistakes and decided to start over, since I was out of Black Walnut I bought local walnut and built a new one. The top is quartersawn white oak, joined with the specks going up and out at 45 degrees. The splines are bloodwood. The lining is Spanish cedar. Looking back I think I should have continued with the splines into the legs.

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 11:01 PM

Nice Build, Your boxes are sharp looking with interesting features and variety, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Tim Kindrick

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 11:12 PM

I see nothing wrong with it…. it’s really beautiful and unique!!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#3 posted 08-12-2011 12:18 AM

Thanks for the comments, I enjoy making these and I try to make each one unique. They will never be a profit maker on there own because of the time they take but they help me support the EOD memorial and the wounded EOD warrior program and I know the few I make are appreciated by the owners.

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#4 posted 08-12-2011 02:25 PM

Tell you what…. Very handsome work for a very deserving cause you have going Mike… Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 05:41 AM

The cause you are supporting is awesome. What did you do on the lid? Is it an inlay?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 08-14-2011 08:29 AM

Maveric, The wreaths are inlayed with mahaghany, the rest is cut and shaped from, bloodwood, yellow heart, walnut, alder, and desert ironwood. The wreaths and stars are the toughest parts, the wreaths take me a few hours (each leaf on the large wreath is two pieces with the grain running out at about 30 degrees) and the stars I glue up walnut and alder strips cut them to length then shape them with a file for each point.

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