I am currently deployed in Kuwait and I have taken quite a liking to woodworking. Taken a liking so much in fact that I’ve started my own website (sawdustking.com) and have been somewhat noticed amongst my peers as some of the projects I’ve done while here and in the past. While all of this is very cool I may have gotten in over my head by accepting a project to be a little more difficult that I originally intended.
I was asked to build a humidor for the battalion commander here and the construction doesn’t seem to be as much of an issue as the availability of wood here. I am on a post that is very fortunate to have a very nice woodshop with walnut, maple, ash, and oak available to work with. However after doing my research on the building of a humidor it seems unanimous that spanish cedar is the wood of choice. I really want to make a nice humidor. Something unique and exemplies army engineering, but my main concern is functionality.
One of the overseeing officers bought a kit that has the hygrometer and everything that’ll read the humidity, and some solution to help keep it around 70% which also seems to be the desired humidity for these cigars to be housed in. My main concern however is MOLD. Making something that is beautiful and unique… useless!
Does anyone know of an odorless solution to help mitigate mold so I can construct this out of something other than spanish cedar?
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