Humidor #1

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 995 days ago 1878 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a humidor. Walnut with figured, bookmatched white oak top. Spanish cedar lining.
Solid brass rail hinges with stays, Granite floor. Hand-rubbed lacquer finish. White oak splines.

12 3/4” x 9 1/4” x 5”

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#1 posted 995 days ago

Very nice, the top is great, well done

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#2 posted 995 days ago

You’re knocking ‘em out of the park, Kent!

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

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#3 posted 995 days ago

Makes me want to take up cigars… or not!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 995 days ago

well kent

it sure is nice to see you getting into your stride
these boxes you are making now
are an inspiration

and the quality of work is exceptional

thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 995 days ago

Beautiful job Kent, love the bookmatched top and the detail inside.
The granite for the bottom is a new one on me…..have you seen that before? or is that your on kreation?!!
If so, how thick is the granite and does it serve any other purpose than to look fantastic ?!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#6 posted 995 days ago

Beautiful work…

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#7 posted 995 days ago

Looking good Kent….

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#8 posted 994 days ago

Very nice !! I really like the top , beautiful

-- Danny, kentucky

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#9 posted 994 days ago

Awfully pretty stuff.

Did you do anything special to it to account for the internal humidity level?

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#10 posted 994 days ago

A lot of craftsmanship going on there. All kinds of really nice details.

Good job Sir,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Kent Shepherd

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#11 posted 994 days ago

Gene, I got the granite idea from a website that sells humidors. It sounded like a good idea with the humidity in the box. It is about 1/2” thick.

madwilliamflint—The Spanish Cedar is common in any humidor. It is supposed to work well with the extra humidity. The box seals when closed to hold the moisture in. That is why the cedar creates a lip for the lid.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Michael Wilson

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#12 posted 994 days ago

Ok, so the Spanish cedar really is the all of that then. I wasn’t sure if it was susceptible to deformation and pressure against the primary construction or not.

Thanks o/

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#13 posted 994 days ago

Beautiful work Kent.
One day I have to make one for my pipe tobacco.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 994 days ago

Great job Kent.

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#15 posted 991 days ago

Great looking box

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