My first Humidor Box... Sort of.

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Project by Jorgearaujo posted 08-19-2013 01:32 AM 2236 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys this is my first Humidor box…. well sort of. Let me explain, I will be making a humidor box but I really wanted to make a prototype and practice first so I built this box which will become my girls jewelry box. I used Pine with Walnut edges and the inside liner is Alder. The construction is simple just rabbeted but joints for the sides and top and bottom then I used a dado blade and made a 5/8 cut on all corners and edged it with the walnut. The inside is just 1/4” Alder mostly pressure fitted but I used a couple of drops of glue just to hold it in place. I’m really glad I build this prototype because I learned so much mostly thanks to all the people here on LJ’s and people on youtube’s videos I watched. One thing I learned from the WWGOA youtube site came in real handy and that is how to used wood glue and saw dust to fill little voids in the joints… I have to say I used that one a lot!!!!

Oh yeah I forgot to say that this box does not have hinges because my GF just wanted a lift top but the final will. Also what I am planning to do for this box because the fit is so tight so its sealed when closed but I did not want a knob handle what I decided was to add a little piece of Satin ribbon that will hand out and can be lifted to open the box.

For finishing I used 2 coats of Formby’s Tung Oil finish and sanded with 400 inbetween each coat, then 3 coats of Min Wax wipe on poly also sanded inbetween each coat and the final step was to buff it out with a lambskin pad attached to my random orbit sander.

Well now that the prototype is done I will making the final using Purple Heart with Ebony edges and of course Spanish Cedar for the inside lining. I think it’s gonna look cool, I hope those woods hold up well to the humidity it’s gonna get. But that is what my friend wants.

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 11:32 AM

Beautiful Humidor….You did an excellent job, you have to be very happy with a lob well done…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 02:05 PM

Thank you aussiedave, I was very happy with the end result, I can’t wait to build a few more.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 12:47 AM

nicely done, humidors are great gifts for cigar buffs. just remember to prime it, or have your friend prime it before putting cigars in it. once again well done. the only thing I would do different is put the Spanish cedar on the bottom as well, the felt will not hold up in the high humidity and may foul the cigars, the entire interior needs to be done in Spanish cedar.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 04:19 PM

It looks great, very nice color contrast. Like the walnut edging, very appealing to the eyes with pine. Great job and looking forward to the next one.

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#5 posted 08-26-2013 10:28 PM

Look great, well done

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