Humidor #1

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 12-08-2011 01:16 AM 2512 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”


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#1 posted 12-08-2011 01:24 AM

Very nice, the top is great, well done

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 01:29 AM

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

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

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 01:32 AM

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 12-08-2011 01:33 AM

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 12-08-2011 01:38 AM

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 12-08-2011 01:48 AM

Beautiful work…

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 02:00 AM

Looking good Kent….

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 02:42 AM

Very nice !! I really like the top , beautiful

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 08:02 AM

Awfully pretty stuff.

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:20 PM

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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#11 posted 12-08-2011 03:51 PM

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.


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#12 posted 12-08-2011 04:49 PM

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 12-08-2011 05:28 PM

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 12-08-2011 10:34 PM

Great job Kent.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 12-11-2011 07:56 PM

Great looking box

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