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Project by Victor708 posted 12-16-2011 05:19 AM 2343 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally fiinshed a customer humidor, now on to the cutting boards my wife wants… Made from curly maple, walnut, and walnut burl. finish is shellac..

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 05:22 AM


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#2 posted 12-16-2011 05:56 AM

Nice, finish looks great. Well done.

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 08:45 AM

Very nice Victor – great looking finish!!

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 05:34 PM

Great work


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#5 posted 12-16-2011 09:50 PM

More pics! Looks Awesome,....

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 09:55 PM

It’s a great humidor and I’ll bet that the customer loved it.


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#7 posted 12-16-2011 10:05 PM

Thanks guys, added a few more pics…

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?"

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#8 posted 03-02-2013 12:46 PM

Great looking box! The inner trays are a cool design too.

I’m finishing gluing up a box now (considering how new to woodworking I am, the myriad of mistakes are inevitable but somewhat minor… I hope). The thought of applying a finish is daunting cuz there’s so many opinions.

I want to finish it with Shellac and it just happens to be maple and walnut (scraps given to me by friend). Was hoping you could give me some advice? What kind of shellac did you use? Flakes? If so, what did you cut it with? Did you put a finish on the inner trays? Any tech advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Dan

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#9 posted 03-03-2013 03:28 PM


Thanks for the comments, I always use flakes, that way I always know it’s fresh. You should be able to find plenty of videos on youtube or the web on mixing and applying shellac. The ones I’ve built are always rubbed out to a high gloss. Just my preference. The trays are made from Spanish cedar, the humidor is also completely lined with it. No finished is used on the trays or any of the interior. This allows for the Spanish cedar to hold and release moister at the rate it does.


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