|Project by Jorgearaujo||posted 08-19-2013 01:32 AM||1598 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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.