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Old 08-18-2017, 06:32 AM   #1
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1910 Mahogany Presentation Humidor

This was an early effort too.

EBay pic:
1910 presentation humidor. Striped mahogany. Finish was in bad shape so it was stripped.



EBay pic #2:
Milk glass inner. Top panel missing. Figured I could improve it.



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This is the first really elegant humidor I had. I was still using tung oil varnish. Sometimes I think about redoing it in an oil finish but....nah, it looks pretty good as is. Yep, I still have it. My Cubans have resided in this humidor since about 2004.



Top quality striped mahogany on this box. Plate reads: Presented to John H. Hooper by the employees of the Providence Factory Ward - Corby Co. Dec. 25th 1910.



Lined it with Spanish Cedar and made a tray. Humidification is beads provided by Premier in their slim metal holder. Still working.



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I love that. I actually posted a few months back looking for something similar. Really beautiful humidor. Good work! Do you sell these after you've finished or keep them for yourself?
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Back in the day I sold or took trades for lots of them. I have 3 working humidors and a cooler for boxes at the moment.
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After finishing my 1926 humidor, I transferred cigars so I could make some long needed changes to this box.

For awhile I've regretted not using the original glass panel in the lid. Finally fixed that. Used a little decorative framing for good measure. I also got rid of the two metal off the shelf humidifiers. I have found over time that the inner lid isn't a very good place for a moisture source. And the tray was too wide. I had to add a humidifier in the bottom section. I made a custom humidifier and placed it in the bottom. It fits snug enough so it can be adjusted upward a bit to accommodate cigars.



The original tray was a little clunky. I had used 1/2" cedar. Just a little too heavy. I made a replacement with 3/8". I think it looks better. Plus, the first tray was 3" tall which was 1/2 the interior space. I've learned since that 2 1/2" works better. I know it's subtle, but it matters. The box looks and functions better now. I also left a little room on the left to effect humidification. This strategy should be more efficient.


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