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Custom Hunting Themed Cigar Humidor

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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 01-16-2012 01:31 AM 3693 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a cigar humidor as a retirement gift. The retiree was interested in the outdoors and hunting so I themed it to his interests.

I made it to fit approx. 50 cigars. Its made of Walnut, maple splines and Maple Burl top. I lined the interior with Spanish Cedar and managed to get a really tight seal when it is shut. It also contains a humidifier that is in place with a magnet so it is removable to service and refill the humidifier.

I didn’t want to dominate the box with hunting themes so I kept it to a minimum as not to take away from the burl.

This was my first humidor and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 01:37 AM

This a wonderful Humidor Mike . It’s so hard to believe it’s your first. A real classic design. Great work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 01:47 AM

Thanks Jim!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 01:52 AM

Really oustanding, I agree it’s a classic

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 01:57 AM

That is really beautiful! I love how you detailed it! The splines are really attractive and the scrolled hunter and duck are perfect. I like how you minimized them and allowed to wood to be the focal point. It is just wonderful! Great project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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bugz

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 02:02 AM

Very well balanced, really like the bevel between top and bottom. Great work, good wood choices…I think I will try the joint bevel on my next box, thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 02:51 AM

I agree with all the comment’s above! Nice work Mike! It’s looks rich!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 03:45 AM

Well done…it very sleek and cool…BC

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 05:30 AM

A classic piece of work. Very nice.

-- Carpe Diem

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Roger

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 02:23 PM

super nice humidor. really like the wood combos n splines. nice scrollwork also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 01-16-2012 04:20 PM

Very well done! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood is now online!)

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#11 posted 01-16-2012 05:00 PM

Love it! Fine work Mike! I’m sure the client will really enjoy it. Humidor building is definitely in my future…It is the natural evolution for me from just box making. They make such great gifts…as your project attests.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 01-16-2012 05:01 PM

Well done, very classy! This is a real beauty! I would add a digital guage for the humity as well so you know when you service it. The wood is great, and the different size splines give it character. Great job!

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

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#13 posted 01-16-2012 05:03 PM

....the magnet idea is terrific!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#14 posted 01-16-2012 05:48 PM

beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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WoodSimplyMade

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#15 posted 01-16-2012 05:53 PM

Thank you all for your generous comments.

@3Gwoodguy it is part of the evolution in box making! Also the magnet wasn’t really my idea as it came that way when I ordered it. It has a very thin flat magnet that is glued/stuck on the lid and the humidifier contains a magnet that it connects to. I thought it was really neat to see it like that when it arrived. I was wondering how you would service it when I ordered it.

Thanks again everyone!

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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