|Project by Mikesawdust||posted 02-27-2013 08:56 PM||1685 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I was contacted by a wounded marine’s wife for this project, she had seen an earlier humidor I made for her husband’s friend (both were seriously injured in the same mission). I asked her to get the medals, ribbons or badges she wanted inside, and I would supply the rest. The top was carved using a CNC, from white oak, rosewood (marine seal) and purpleheart (Purple Heart medal). The body is a piece of burled Myrtle from Oregon burls (Greg really sent me an awesome board for this and gave me a great price because it was going to a wounded warrior project). The inside is of course lined in Spanish cedar with a shadow box inside the lid displaying his decorations. Both the frame for the shadow box and the frame of the cigar tray are sapele. I tried a different corner this time by running sapele splines down the joint, this worked great for alignment but I should have cut across grain, at least at a good angle, to make the spline strengthen the joint. The outside of the case was slightly shaped to follow the grain.