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Old 08-26-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Project: John Fletcher Humidor

I thought I'd document the process I go through with a humidor. Somewhat anyway. Here goes:

I bought and started this humidor a long time ago. This is the eBay pic.



eBay pic top. Name plate says John Fletcher.




eBay pic inner. Metal and glass. Sometimes an old humidor can be real elaborate and I hate to mess with it. This one is pretty plain. Plus, I didn't like the metal and glass combo. I took it out.




I learned a valuable lesson on this box. Citrus stripper is not good for brass. The brass edge guards are nailed in place. Inside prongs are bent over. Heads are ground flush. No way to remove the brass so I stripped over it. The bright corner is me trying to bring the finish back. Tough to do in place.



Stained top. I like it. After stripping I thought I had ruined it and stuck it on the back of the shelf for about 7 years. Next step is the oil finish and reassembly of all hardware. This will be a sharp looking box.



Stained front. The brass came out pretty good. Kind of a lightly brushed look. Took an extra couple hours though.


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Looks nice.

One of the biggest things that I miss is wood shop. When the wife and I finally find a house, I want to try and get back into it again.
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Tim, you have a knack for working with wood. Coming from a family of woodworking craftsmen, I appreciate your work. I guess the saw got dull with me, I don't have the talent!
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Tim, you have a knack for working with wood. Coming from a family of woodworking craftsmen, I appreciate your work. I guess the saw got dull with me, I don't have the talent!
LOL true! Wife and i followed plans - with pictures - to make a couple of desks. They came out OK enough to use. But damn. Now, I want to hang some shelves in the man cave - I want them to look nice, not that shit you hang from metal rods... but even with shelf brackets I seem to have trouble! Need to find a carpenter around here who smokes cigars!

These humidor restorations - I wonder if we could flesh something like this out with instructions ? and make it a front page article.

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These humidor restorations - I wonder if we could flesh something like this out with instructions ? and make it a front page article.

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Maybe. Not saying no. Let's see how the John Fletcher project goes. I'll try to follow some kind of linear progression and at the end you guys can sort of critique it. Come up with additions you'd like to see. Things like that. Then I can do a more polished version.
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