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First box on Incra LS, humidor for my brother

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Project by usnret posted 08-21-2011 10:10 PM 2594 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my brother wanted a humidor with his companies logo on it. I have never made a humidor so it was a learning experience for me, and a great chance to use my Incra jig to make some fancy joints. The box is made of ash with walnut Eagle Tail joints. The company logo is from bubinga and the hinges are made from walnut and pegged with ash. Please leave honest feed back. Oh and I know I still need the humidifier and the hygrometer. The lid has a perfect seal when you let it shut it makes the “shwooosh” sound and slowly closes the last bit.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011





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maxomatic

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 10:30 PM

B2 Stealth Humidifier?

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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usnret

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 10:43 PM

No he works for an oil company called Weatherford International, but the logo does look like a stealth bomber.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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jm82435

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 11:31 PM

wow that was a surprise, I have worked for Weatherford for 20 years… Nice box.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 11:44 PM

Very nice! I was thinking stealth also. :-)

Wooden hinges are often large and clumsy looking, but yours are outstanding.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 11:53 PM

very deluxe. luv the wood, pinned hinges. very nice contrasting woods combos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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usnret

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 11:57 PM

The hinges are made using the Incra hinge crafter thingy. No nails at all, the only metal used was on the hinges for the hinge pin which is brass.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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ChesapeakeBob

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 12:02 AM

Good looking box! Tell me more about eagle tail joints.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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usnret

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#8 posted 08-22-2011 12:56 AM

Bob
The Eagletail joints are unique to the Incra jig. When viewed from one side they look like box joints and from the other side dovetail joints.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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HokieScott

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#9 posted 08-22-2011 02:35 AM

Looks great! Are you planning on lining it with some cedar for humidity control?

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usnret

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#10 posted 08-22-2011 02:54 AM

It is lined with spanish cedar, used 1/4 ” with a lip to seal around the lid.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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Ian Hawthorne

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#11 posted 08-22-2011 07:44 AM

Nice clean and crisp work!

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl

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itsmic

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#12 posted 08-22-2011 04:39 PM

Very Nice, The Ash and walnut look great, and Your design and execution are superb, yes the “Air Test” that is a great indicator of a good seal, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Michael Wilson

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#13 posted 08-22-2011 10:10 PM

nicely done! Sure beats the aesthetics of my 2 “coolidors”.

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Roger

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 01:43 AM

very nice. very nice hinges, and dovetails. gr8 project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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