Humidor 2

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Project by sapwood posted 02-14-2014 06:35 PM 1269 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this humidor for myself. Curly maple top is raised and curved. Bolivian Rosewood is contrasting color. I found out the hard way about my allergic reaction to this wood. It was horrible, as I made this during the hot part of the summer and the sawdust stuck to my sweaty skin. Learned a lesson about the importance of dust collection. Even though I wore a respirator, the area where the mask met my face got stayed irritated for weeks.
Happy with the results, as I finished with some light dye on the maple, and french polish. Humidor has a marble bottom.

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#1 posted 02-14-2014 06:42 PM

Beautiful piece and I would keep that one for myself also .
Just love the overall look and the wood combination is exceptional .

-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 02-14-2014 06:47 PM

Very nice piece, lots of detail. Well done.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-14-2014 06:54 PM

Love the way you did the top with the curve. Great colour combo.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 02-14-2014 07:31 PM

I have never seen a box with a marble bottom. Where did you get that idea and what is the virtue of it in a humidor? This humidor has a flowing shape and design. Nice job of combining woods.

Watch the allergy…it may be even worse if you are around rosewood again because your body may build a greater sensitivity. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 09:36 PM

Thanks for the comments. The Granite idea came from which make really high end humidors. They claim, “Granite looks amazing and acts as an excellent insulator and temperature stabilizer for your humidor.” It does add weight to the project and the humidor maintains about 70% humidity for a long time before needing to recharge the humidifier in the top. Whether that is due to the stone bottom or not, I’m not sure.

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#6 posted 02-14-2014 09:58 PM

Very Nice Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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#7 posted 02-14-2014 10:51 PM

Beautiful, I happen to build humidors too. keep an eye out for expansion.

-- What you listen to is your business...what you hear is ours.

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 11:38 PM

Very nice humidor and really beautiful woods, nice design in combining the woods…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 02-15-2014 01:19 AM

Great looking humidor! I, too, have never heard of granite in a humidor—curious to see how it works out for you.

-- Dean

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 04:04 AM

Very beautiful, and expertly made., yeah it’s a keeper.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#11 posted 02-15-2014 07:03 AM

Beautiful! Well done.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#12 posted 02-16-2014 12:29 PM

Beautiful work! I hope to try making a humidor and I can only hope it looks half as good.

Too bad about the Rosewood. Cocobolo (same family) causes me issues. I don’t use it for large projects any more.

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