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Project by blackcherry posted 03-12-2014 04:14 PM 2347 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello LJ’s today post has been a project that I’ve been working off and on for what seem quite some time, three humidors from various specie of figured woods. I’ve experimented with veneering on one box and the other two are solid woods. I veneered the Bird-eye Maple and Mahogany on marine grade ply and then line the inside with Spanish Cedar, this box came out heavy and solid. The next box made with solid Black Cherry with Rosewood trim along with a Spanish Cedar lining and the last one a combo of Mahogany and Curly Maple with Spanish Cedar along with Rosewood trim. The decorative inlay was purchased at Wood Craft. The Smart Hinges were a first for me and I would like to thank Roger for his blog on these exceptional hinges. Over all these humidors are a bit of work but well worth the effort, also the plan for these boxes came off of F.W.W. Magazine thanks for viewing….BC

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 04:20 PM

Very Nice BC!! There is nothing I don’t like about these boxes. Did you make the banding used in these?

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 04:22 PM

No they were purchased at Wood Craft, thanks for your comments….BC

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 04:23 PM

Really nice, great craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 04:57 PM

Good work as usual…..................;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 05:10 PM

what type of finishing technique did you use on those? Beautiful work, BTW.

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 05:15 PM

Hey Matt I used shellac / French Polish technique , forgotten to add above my bad thanks for commenting.

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 05:18 PM

Those boxes look great. I like all of the wood species combinations that you used.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 03-12-2014 05:36 PM

Very nice BC. Those are really handsome.

I have always wanted to try those hinges. They look so cool.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 05:45 PM

Great looking boxes, very nice.

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

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#10 posted 03-12-2014 05:55 PM

Nice work BC. Veneering can open up a whole new world of woodworking.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 06:00 PM

Looking good.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#12 posted 03-12-2014 06:02 PM

Nice work. Once you begin veneering, it’s a black hole that’s hard to get out of. LOL Glad you found the blog on the hinges useful. I use nothing else these days. I like these boxes a lot and look forward to seeing more to come.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#13 posted 03-12-2014 06:16 PM

Beautiful boxes, BC….how about a shot of the interiors.
The banding and corners give them a touch of class.

-- jbschutz

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#14 posted 03-12-2014 06:44 PM

very nice looking boxes, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#15 posted 03-12-2014 06:59 PM

Wilson, you never disappoint. To steal Steve’s word, these are indeed handsome boxes. They turned out beautiful and display wonderful craftsmanship.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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