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Project by bob101 posted 242 days ago 1150 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had nothing to do during some time off, so my son-in law and I figured we would make some larger humidors. so four days later this is what we ended up with. one made from oak the other birch. glass fronts, interiors of spanish cedar, African mahogany , and oak. Dividers are friction fitted.Finished with acrylic semi gloss varnish(5 coats), sanded to 600 grit between coats. Tray heights are adjustable with dowel pin stops at the front. Capacity is around five hundred cigars.

-- rob, ont,canada





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nwbusa

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#1 posted 242 days ago

Very nice. Puts my coolerdor or to shame :) did you find thin stock Spanish cedar or did you resaw your own?

-- John, BC, Canada

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bob101

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#2 posted 241 days ago

had rough stock, re sawed it and passed it threw the planer.

-- rob, ont,canada

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#3 posted 241 days ago

I like these… Cool stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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731

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#4 posted 241 days ago

VERY VERY VERY JEALOUS! Great build

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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woodmaker

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#5 posted 241 days ago

That’s awesome, I’ve been wanting to do that myself. Where did you get the plans?

-- Mike

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bob101

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#6 posted 241 days ago

for plans we just put pen to paper and figured out what we wanted and did some figure it out as we go, during the process.

-- rob, ont,canada

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woodmaker

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#7 posted 241 days ago

bob101, sometimes that’s the best way to do it. :-) I have some 1×4 spanish cedar in the shop, going to take a lot of jointing. :-)

-- Mike

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bob101

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#8 posted 241 days ago

I had a single twelve foot piece 5/4 thick x 10” wide that I jointed and then resawed I had just enough for two humidors , the shop smells amazing after milling that stuff.

-- rob, ont,canada

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731

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#9 posted 241 days ago

After bulding this, would you recommend face gluing the spanish cedar to the oak/maple first or applying it after?

-- 731 - Just because it doesn't kill you, doesn't mean it didn't try to...

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bob101

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#10 posted 241 days ago

for the inside of the case I would just fasten it with pins, I actually started applying it with glue and because the cedar absorbed the moisture from the glue , and is thin it actually warped. so I reverted to mechanical fasteners alone (pins) , this worked quite well as I have begun the moisture prime of the cedar lining to prepare for cigars and there has been no movement of the lining at all so far. When I build small desktop humidors I only use friction to hold the lining in place, but these where just too big for that , so to do it again I would just pin the liner in place, they are so small they cant be seen anyway.

-- rob, ont,canada

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Vagabondwheeler

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#11 posted 236 days ago

Great work. How do you make sure the door gets a tight seal? Thanks in advance.

-- KDW

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bob101

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#12 posted 224 days ago

for the door to seal u can use self adhesive velvet like stuff or I just put trim in cedar inside where the door meets the case with the door closed (before putting glass in then close the door with a dollar bill at various points, if the bill stays in its all good. but even then I wouldn’t worry too much as a humidor this size needs electronic humidification.

-- rob, ont,canada

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