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Forum topic by Steelwinky posted 04-22-2007 08:25 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2007 08:25 PM

I am planning on building a humidor. I intend to build it about the size of an end table. It will likely have a door on the front and a hinged lid on the top. MY question is this. What would you suggest I use to seal the door/hinged lid? Is there some sort of a magnetic track that can be inlaid in both sides to ensure a very good seal? Please help

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#1 posted 10-23-2008 03:07 PM

Did you get any responses? It sounds like you had a tricky problem to resolve. If you are as slow on projects as I am you may still be building this LOL!

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#2 posted 10-23-2008 06:08 PM

Same here, I have been way to slow on my humidor. Matter of fact I started it 10 years ago and have not completed it yet. This post might get me started again. I cheated and put a Tupperware box inside the almost finished humidor to keep my smokes fresh. The to do list is pretty long these days :) with Christmas coming :)

Good luck on this, I’ll check back

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#3 posted 10-23-2008 07:13 PM

I have a feeling I’m toooo late for this one. I used to make a lot of the darn things. Now I just make them on request. I have always lacquered the inside to keep the moisture from penetrating the wood. If possible, let that cure for a week or more. Then glue 1/4” to 3/8” Spanish Cedar to every inside surface … including the doors and lids. I used to cut the edges of the Spanish Cedar on the lids and walls at a 45 degree angle. This way when the lids were closed the two would touch and form a seal.

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