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3woodworkers4life

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01-29-2016 07:57 PM

I’ve been making boxes for a while. I’ve had a request to make a humidor. I’ve been ordering my clock parts from KlockIt & they also have humidor parts. Where would you suggest buying the parts for a humidor? If you have any tips, please share. I really appreciate any & all tips & suggestions since I’ve never built one before. Thank you.

(I live in Louisiana and I’m going online to hopefully find the moisture content of the wood I need to use. I’ve had some cedar & cypress drying for a while now & that’s what the customer requested.)


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lew

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#1 posted 01-30-2016 01:34 AM

I bought a small humidity guage from these folks-
http://www.eacarey.com/digitalhumidifier.html

Here’s a link to some good info on making a humidor. It’s a little large but there maybe some tips you can use-

http://archive.cigarweekly.com/magazine/cigarticles/02-12-2009/building-a-cabinet-humidor-from-scratch

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 03:41 AM

Spanish cedar is the recommended wood for the box or at least the liner.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 03:49 AM

Just make sure you can calibrate the moisture meter, and that you have good cigars . You should have a cigar shop in your town that can provide the hardware and advices.

-- PJ

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 03:58 AM

BTW, spanish cedar is neither spanish nor cedar, but that is what you need as a liner, the thicker the better, my 6 X 6 X 20 humidor required a 4\4, 6’’ X 8ft plank.’

-- PJ

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 06:25 PM

I thank each of you for the suggestions and the information you shared.

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 07:08 PM

Jim speaks true. Make sure you say you want SPANISH cedar. World of difference between it and aeromatic cedar. I’d suggest you visit your local tobbaconist and walk in their humidor so you are familiar with it.

Make sure your vendor has a good reputation with Spanish cedar. I got some from Paxton outside NOLA years ago and it sapped on my smokes.

Spend the money on the hardware. Nothing worse than a nice box with cheap hardware.

Steve
Who could use a Cohiba


Spanish cedar is the recommended wood for the box or at least the liner.

- Jim Finn


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