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Project by Victor708 posted 09-26-2011 04:23 AM 2804 views 32 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, after serveral delays(a/c for the shop, 100 amp sub panel for the shop) I finished the humidor I started a month ago. Finshed at first with arm r seal. Didn’t like. Then tried a wipe on poly. Didn’t like. Ended up with many coats of shellac rubbed to a high gloss. Now if I could afford to fill it with cigars. Made from walnut with maple stringing.

Vic

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?" http://www.hawkinswoodworking.com





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 04:32 AM

Nice looking box, what are you going to use for humidification? and monitoring?

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 04:35 AM

Thats awesome. How thin is the walnut panel in the lid?

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sgtq

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 04:49 AM

beautiful box, how did you attach the top panel to the box? Just glue?

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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sgtq

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 04:50 AM

and sorry so many questions but also how did you do the maple stringing.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#5 posted 09-26-2011 04:53 AM

Really nice job. Good work on the mitered corners and the top looks outstanding. I love the maple stringing. Is that spanish cedar on the interior?

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 06:39 AM

Great looking humidor, very good craftsmanship.

-- Tom D

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Ian Hawthorne

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 06:52 AM

Great job Victor!

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AttainableApex

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#8 posted 09-26-2011 09:09 AM

famous smoke shop is pretty good, and tex cigars (i think thats what there called) are some good places, hint hint

-- Ben L

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#9 posted 09-26-2011 02:02 PM

Vic,
Very nice indeed. Lovely transitional design providing a rather contemporary feel, yet incorporating traditional elements like stringing and base. I like it. I also completely agree with your choice of finish. Shellac (French polish) is about all I use these days, as I have found nothing that can equal the overall appearance. Nicely detailed interior. Great craftsmanship. Really nice job.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#10 posted 09-26-2011 03:18 PM

Fantastic work. The finish is specacular and I’d like to know how you achieved it with shellac. For humidors, I like the thought of using only shellac but I’ve never been as successful with it. I love the plinth; not many people make humidors in this style but I find it very masculine-looking and appropriate. Very fine job.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Victor708

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#11 posted 09-26-2011 03:32 PM

Thanks every one for all the comments.

Shane, I have an electronic humidifier that will go in it. It keeps it at 70% and has a digital readout.

Jeremy/sgtg, the top is actually about 1/2” thick, it has a rabbet around the perimeter to allow for about an 1/8”reveal and is glued in place.

sgtg, I cut the channels for the stringing with a straight line cutter from lie-nielson. Really like this tool.

Michael, yes the entire humidor is lined with spanish cedar. The trays are also spanish cedar.

Ben, funny you should mention Famous, I have an order in transit from them. I ordered 50 but I think this one will hold around 300.

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?" http://www.hawkinswoodworking.com

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Victor708

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#12 posted 09-26-2011 03:44 PM

Bertha, the shellac was actually not very hard to apply. I brushed on 5 coats I think and let cure for about two weeks, wet sanded with 400 grit, then polished it using my random orbital sander and a series of sanding pads from 1500-12,000 grit. I used soapy water as a lubricant for all sanding/polishing. I think you can find videos of this method on youtube.

Vic

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?" http://www.hawkinswoodworking.com

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Michael Wilson

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#13 posted 09-26-2011 06:23 PM

Gorgeous. The perspective is funny. It looks like a 25-50 count humi.

Sure beats my pair of coolidors ;) I was toying with the idea of just making a simple chest to drop them in.

I get most of my sticks from Famous. Though Thompson (of all places) has a couple buck sticks I really enjoy smoking. (Roly 2nds. They’ve got them in boxes of 50 or 100 for a buck a pop. Smooth and tasty.)

Also, Cigar Asylum has a great thread on cheap smokes. Lots of gems in there.

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#14 posted 09-26-2011 06:38 PM

I am impressed with everything about this humidor. The grain just flows areound the box, and the finish is nicely done. I have made only one box, without a liner. Is the spanish cedar put in after the box is assembled?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Bertha

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#15 posted 09-26-2011 06:43 PM

Vic, I think I haven’t had the requisite patience in the past. I like shellac because it’s so quick drying. I’ve never invested the time in allowing it to build over multiple brushed coats. I’ve also never wetsanded it, for fear of dissolving the finish. I may have to revisit this. Thanks!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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