Flag Humidor

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Flag Humidor

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Made this for my son who is in Afghanistan supporting the troops

The top and sides are cherry, maple and walnut. the inside is lined with Spanish cedar.
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That's beautiful.
Could you explain your corner joints?

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Great job! I too am fascinated by the construction if you wouldn't mind sharing a bit more info...

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superb job!
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That IS a beautiful piece, and sure to be admired!
Question on the inlay on a "wavy" surface....did you find it tricky, or have any tips for people who want to try it?
Thanks for the pics!
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Now, that is a nice and unusual piece...joe

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Thanks all for the great feed back.

I will attempt to go into a little more detail how I made the humidor.

First step was to find some cherry boards long and wide enough that I could use the grain pattern of the wood to wrap around the ends.

Next step was designing the project in Aspire because I knew I would be making inlays for an American flag. I designed it with indexing dowel holes so it could be turned over and I could machine the backside dado. After I laid out the top on the CNC I milled out the outside profiles of the pieces and then I used 1/2" maple strips for the flag strip inlays. After that I pocketed the stars background and inlayed it with walnut. The reason I milled the outside profiles of the pieces first is that I wanted to verify the exact width of what the stripes needed to be, before pocketing.

After inlaying the background & stripes I was able to model a simple wave using the two rail sweep and then milled the center piece with a wave. My plan was coming together or so I thought; I knew I wanted to make a humidor for my son, but there is a problem with a solid wood box and having a lot of humidity trapped inside it. All the research I did suggested it is best to make humidors out of plywood and put wood veneers on the outside and line with a Spanish cedar or similar type wood on the inside.

Since I already knew what the outside dimensions for my humidor, I built a simple box using 3/8" birch plywood minus approximately 1/8" on each side to give me room for my veneer exterior. Next I cut out all pieced and collected the sides. Using my band saw I sawed 3/16" strips from each of the sides. Then using a zero point v-groove router bit I very carefully mitered 45's on the ends and the top to match up. (https://www.toolstoday.com/images/produ ... 6454_2.jpg). After several dry fits I glued the ends and the top first and the next day I glued the sides in place. I then sanded the top and sides being careful near the top corners not to sand to much.

Next step was to use my band saw to cut the lid off the box. This left rough saw mark, so I used a couple full sheets of 150 grit taped to a flat surface (using two-sided tape) and flat sanded the edges smooth.

I would say the hard part was over, but I don't have much experience much experience installing the hinges and lock I used. It took me a couple of tries on some crap pieces before I enough nerve to try and install the hardware on the actual box.

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That is a unique and beautiful piece. Super job.

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Great Job. I like the flag.
Thank You
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Outstanding
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