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Forum topic by SawdustWrangler posted 02-18-2009 05:03 AM 2988 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SawdustWrangler

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02-18-2009 05:03 AM

I would like to build a moderate humidor and the only question I have is what is the best way to achieve an air tight seal? I have a metal travel humidor I’m currently using and it has a gasket type seal. Thanks guys!

-- Chris, South Carolina


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#1 posted 02-18-2009 06:29 AM

Most of them have a lip of spanish cedar (1/4” thick) that hangs down from the lid. When you close it, the lip fits into the lower portion of the box. I have also seen the lip in the lower portion of the box, and when you close the lid, the lip fits into the lid. Hope I explained this right. Check out my projects and see the humidor I made and you will know what I’m trying to say.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 02-18-2009 09:37 AM

Nice, ty

-- Chris, South Carolina

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 08:05 PM

Also , as far as cigars are concerned, and I am an aficianado, humidors shouldn’t be kept air tight for long term. They should be opened occasionally to let fresh air in, or to take a cigar out :>).. For long term storage of a fairly large amount of cigars I use an ice cooler, which seals tight. and a smaller humidor. The smaller humidor seals just as it was explained above.

Jimmy

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 09:55 PM

Good point Jimmy. I usually keep a dozen or less on hand. Once golfing weather returns, it will be opened quite frequently. ;-)

-- Chris, South Carolina

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