|Project by Chris Speights||posted 04-10-2013 02:32 AM||1747 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I saw this posting by John Everett, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/28645. So, I purchased the plan.
I am not sure exactly what wood the dark brown is. I believe it may be cocobolo? It has a very strong smell when cut. The interior box is bocote.
It’s pretty close, though I messed up in a few areas. Either way, I was pretty pleased with the turn out. Plus, a buddy of mine that is taking his boards to be a doctor next week was rather pleased, as he was the recipient of the box.
I visited a local cigar shop. He had these silicate beads, made my “Heartfelt”. I haven’t seen the product anywhere else, so I can’t post a link. He gave me a handful and told me they would be plenty for this small humidor. You wet them with distilled water and they self regulate at 70% humidity. Originally, they are white. Once wet, they turn clear. When they “dry”, they turn back white, again. My wife sewed a little pouch from mesh ribbon to hold the beads, which you can see in the third picture.
Thanks for looking.