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Project by kingfinny posted 12-14-2011 05:05 AM 1083 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is going to be a Christmas gift for my Dad, to sit on his live edge Bubinga bar top (I’m not jealous, I swear). Turned out OK, but will withold final judgment until I know how well it holds humidity. Walnut with curly maple inlay on top (can’t see the curl for the light, alas) with a Spanish Cedar lining. Hand-tools only. Lots of little mistakes, but they offered at least an opportunity to learn. Comments welcome!





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-14-2011 05:17 AM

Looks good, I am sure he will enjoy.

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#2 posted 12-14-2011 05:40 AM

looking good nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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childress

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#3 posted 12-14-2011 05:47 AM

Nice….Glad to see someone doing it right with heartfelt beads and a digital hygro! thumbs up

Did you finish the spanish cedar? it almost looks like it in the picture….

Also, in order to get a good seal to “hold humidity” you need to have a positive seal. Usually you would run the SC lining higher than the side walls of the box, up into the lid. That way, when you close the lid, there’s a tight seal. It’s kinda hard to tell from the pics but the SC looks flush to the side walls of the box.

-- Childress Woodworks

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 12-14-2011 11:29 AM

Nice job as mentioned by Eric above the seal is important I used a small piece of weather stripping on mine and it works like a charm.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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kingfinny

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#5 posted 12-14-2011 05:23 PM

childress, you are absolutely right about the interior lining. I had a miscalculation with the sides, which I had intended to stand proud of the exterior. I was planning on going the route that Ken90712 mentioned actually, as a remedy, so I am glad to hear that it has worked well for someone else.

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RickB

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#6 posted 12-14-2011 05:50 PM

Very cool. Recently smoked a ‘good’ cigar. Decided to build one of these myself. This looks very nice. As mine will be for me, it will not be as nice as this.

rb

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airfieldman

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#7 posted 12-14-2011 09:19 PM

I have to confess…when I read the title of this post all I could think was “holy cow…I’ve got a lot to learn…why would you need a humidor for hand tools.”

Needless to say, I felt a little sheepish after looking at the pics. Nice looking humidor. I’ve been meaning to build one for my bro. This has inspired me to start (planning it at least).

Cheers!

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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airfieldman

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#8 posted 12-14-2011 09:19 PM

oops…posted twice…

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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