|Project by IndianaJohn||posted 02-05-2013 02:49 AM||1705 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
So if you smoke cigars, you know you there is no faster way to ruin a one than to put it in your pocket and crack it. All the travel humidors I could find hold multiple cigars, but I wanted a way to transport just a single stick. So I came up with this little design. I’m still tweaking it. It’s not a “humidor” in the true sense in that it’s not airtight; it’s more like a rigid container to make sure the cigar doesn’t get crushed. You can’t keep cigars in them for the long haul or they will dry out, but a day should be fine.
Anyway, the lids are angled so they can only open one way. The lid on the walnut one is cut at 45 degrees, which I think is too steep. It gets in the way. The maple one is cut at 15 degrees, which I think works better. In the lid there are two rare earth magnets so the lids snaps shut and stays closed. To open, just push the lid sideways and it pivots out. The bottoms and the sides are box joints.
The lighter one is spalted maple from my firewood pile (I’ve been finding some good stuff there recently). The darker one is walnut. The top of the walnut is from a crotch, but it doesn’t really show up well in these pictures. The boxes are finished with linseed oil.
I made three more in different woods. I’ll post those when I get a chance. I made sketchup plans for these if anyone is interested in trying yourself.