Humidor & Keepsake Box

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Project by ND2ELK posted 775 days ago 1673 views 0 times 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 775 days ago

Nice work, I’ve thought about building a humidor

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#2 posted 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

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 775 days ago

Very nice box!


Good job too!

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

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#6 posted 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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 774 days ago

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

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 772 days ago

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 772 days ago

Beautiful box!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 770 days ago

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

-- $tudie

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#12 posted 768 days ago

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 609 days ago

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

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