Humidor & Keepsake Box

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Project by ND2ELK posted 07-08-2012 02:18 AM 2885 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The humidor was made for my son-in-law in California. It is solid cherry and stained with Zar rosewood. I gave it 3 coats of rub on poly and 2 coats of wax applied by #0000 steel wool. The inside is lined with unfinished Spanish cedar. Special Note: You should wear a respirator when working with this wood as it is toxic. My brother did the carving for me. I have never done a humidor and enjoyed building one.

The keepsake box was made for my granddaughter in California. It is solid cherry and trimmed in padauk. It has a moveable tray and is lockable. I gave it 3 coats of rub on poly and 2 coats of wax applied by #0000 steel wool. If I did it again, I would have done the bottom trim in padauk.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 02:25 AM

Nice work, I’ve thought about building a humidor

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 02:32 AM

what a beautiful box tom, this will be enjoyed , and i hope that hes able to get out of the rough…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 07-08-2012 02:35 AM

Tom these are really nice gifts nice job.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#4 posted 07-08-2012 02:47 AM

Great look’in boxes, I agree the padauk would have enhansed the keepsake box, otherwise it is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 07-08-2012 04:13 AM

Very nice box!


Good job too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 07-09-2012 07:59 AM

Fabulous work Tom, your family will be very pleased with the gifts.

Hope the weather isn’t too hot where you are? I ve been reading about the prolonged heatwave. in parts of the US. We could do with a share of it here, we’ve had nothing but rain. Something to do with a shift in the Gulfstream I understand.

Hope you are all well.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 07-09-2012 08:15 AM

Really beautiful job on both, Tom.

Sometimes it nice to do small projects, isn’t it?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 07-09-2012 05:01 PM

Nice work. Projects that are sure to be regarded with special favor.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 01:30 AM

Nice job on both of these, each definately can take solo billing and keep the viewers interested, Your work always has class and style, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 07-11-2012 12:11 PM

Beautiful box!

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#11 posted 07-12-2012 11:51 PM

Really nice boxes Tom! Well made and the finish is beautiful too.

-- $tudie

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#12 posted 07-15-2012 04:08 AM

Quality work

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 12-20-2012 11:02 PM

What a nice job you did on these! They are great.

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