Walnut/Mahogany Humidor w/spanish cedar liner "the Chief"

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Project by lawrence posted 05-11-2012 04:22 AM 3852 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, my first humidor is done….

This is a commission for a recently retired Command Chief Master Sergeant friend. The top is Mahogany, and was carved with my Carvewright and then stained and sanded. The liner is Spanish Cedar and “floats” in the outer shell of Walnut which has been sealed (tested airtight) with HVAC tape and silicone. The humidity is controlled with 65% Heartfelt beads and hold this humi at that humidity for 3 weeks between refills, even here in Tucson.

The hinges are “smarthinges” and I LOVE THEM… they look great and were so danged easy to install that I was amazed… (a little pricy though)

The lock is a full mortise “viola” (Spanish made) lock and pulls the box down tight, even though there is already a good seal (see this video)

The inner top tray airholes were cut out with my carvewright as well.

Thanks for looking and as always, I’ll try to answer any questions I can and appreciate your support and comments.


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#1 posted 05-11-2012 09:38 AM

Now THAT is a beautiful job. I am sure your friend will be blown away when he gets this gift. Very nice work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 10:00 AM

I LOVE IT , A nice box the work you did is grate ,some day I hope to be as good or close lol

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 12:18 PM

Lawrence, Super fine work! The Command Chief will be floored! Must be at Davis-Montham? A really fitting retirement gift for a Command Chief Master Sergeant. I really like the contrasting colors of wood. I can almost smell the Cedar (and Cohibas).

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

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 02:48 PM

Very Nice, Great look, and fine construction, the Carvewrite is being told just the right thing to do, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 09:19 PM

siendo fanatico de las cajas esta esta preciosa. Felicitaciones una idea mas para mi. Gracias

-- Hernan, Argentina

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#6 posted 05-13-2012 04:24 AM

That’s an awesome job, those joint look nice and right and the detail inside and out is awesome. Very well done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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