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Project by Blake posted 09-08-2008 11:32 PM 3655 views 4 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This box was another commission from my boss (he has been my best customer). He wanted a humidor for his small cigar collection.

Its made from Lacewood with ebony splines in the miters and lined with Spanish Cedar. The outside is finished with boiled linseed oil and polished with 600 grit sandpaper. The inside is unfinished (natural). I made the tray from a solid piece of Spanish Cedar on my router table. The hydrometer is inset flush into the underside of the lid. I used high quality solid brass hinges that get flush mounted into a 55mm round hole and have 95deg stops to keep the lid upright. Dimensions are approximately 13”x8”x4”.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 09-08-2008 11:37 PM

Very nice, Blake, I can smell the cigars from here….lol.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 09-08-2008 11:43 PM

Great looking humidor. The Lacewood and Ebony go together very nice. Excellent craftsmanship!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 09-08-2008 11:48 PM

Wow that sure is a small cigar collection ;-)

The humidor is beautiful!! Very nicely designed and executed.

Building humidors is what got me into woodworking but the funny thing is, I have never built one. Cigars was a big hobby of mine a while back and I always loved the idea of woodworking. I had some very basic tools and thought I could build nice boxes but I came to realize better bigger tools would be required. The years have gone by and now I have a very respectable shop but still … no humidors. I need to re-find my passion.

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#4 posted 09-08-2008 11:50 PM

Blake, An absolutely beautiful execution. I love the grain of the lacewood with the ebony splines. The routed tray is fantastic. High quality. Your boss must be thrilled. Man this is sharp looking!

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#5 posted 09-08-2008 11:51 PM

Great attention to detail. Good craftsmanship. You have inspired me to attack this for my brother.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#6 posted 09-08-2008 11:52 PM

Beautiful, very nice job on those tiny splines, fit and finish looks professional, but then so is everything you’ve posted. Smok’em if you got’em.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#7 posted 09-09-2008 12:14 AM

great job! that lacewood looks beautiful! i just love the look of lacewood. especially once it ages.

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#8 posted 09-09-2008 12:24 AM

Blake – Another tour-de-force. Outstanding in every way!

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#9 posted 09-09-2008 12:55 AM

A great looking humidor, & some great craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 09-09-2008 01:10 AM

I wanted those hinges for my birdseye pine box, but they wanted almost $30. I had to steal a cheaper set because the guys was watching me… Just kidding, Home Depot, polished brass, $4. That fit my budget

Where does the moisture come from in the humidor? I was never really sure about that one…

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#11 posted 09-09-2008 01:30 AM

Very nice Blake. Fantastic workmanship. I really like working with Spanish Cedar. How did you like it?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Douglas Bordner

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#12 posted 09-09-2008 01:32 AM

Fine looking humidor, Blake. The tray is an especially nice touch.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 09-09-2008 01:45 AM

Love that wood , nice design and excellent craftsmanship . You did a great job laying out the material , it all flows smoothly .

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#14 posted 09-09-2008 02:19 AM

She’s a beauty Blake!.... Im sure he love’s it.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#15 posted 09-09-2008 02:41 AM

Beautiful work! Gorgeous wood.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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